[nafex] sonic bloom

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Thu Jan 3 08:19:17 EST 2002


Hi,

I wonder if the sound (buzz) was supposed to mimic a predator bug of some
kind?  Possibly trying to drive away pest insects.

They use sound on many pests.

Although from an audio standpoint, it would sound like a Boeing 747 engine
or something to a small insect.

Later,
Tom

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On Thu, 3 Jan 2002, Bernie Nikolai wrote:

> I did try Sonic Bloom a few years back on both my backyard apple trees
> and
> my vegetable garden.  I'm a sucker for this type of experimentation, and
> like many NAFEXers, love to play around with "new methods", etc.  Sonic
> Bloom for those that don't know about it, is a spray (very
> similar/identical? in smell, colour, and texture to a "seaweed spray"),
> that
> you apply early in the morning to the leaves while playing music via a
> tape
> to your plants.  I sprayed early in the morning and put the tape on when
> I
> was supposed to.  The tape has nice music, but has a buzzy, sort of
> cricket
> sound in the background, as I recall. THERE WAS ZERO NOTICIBLE DIFFERENCE
> IN
> MY GARDEN OR ON MY TREES that summer. I found none of the claims in the
> ad
> to be true, period.  That's why there are no scientific studies, just
> personal anecdotes.  You can't scientifically prove something that just
> isn't hapenning.
>
> I don't think you will hurt the plants as its basically a (hugely
> expensive)
> seaweed spray.  But despite a careful eye on growth and fruiting, I
> honestly
> saw no difference.  Save your money and buy a regular foliar seaweed
> spray
> instead.  The theory that plants will grow much more vigorously due to
> nice
> music/sound to me seemed pure hogwash, mine certainly didn't.  I did,
> however, try to keep an open mind, but the results were just not there.
> My
> best guess is anyone who would follow the strict regiment of seaweed
> sprays,
> plus setting out speakers in his crops to play music, might well get
> better
> yields, but only because he/she was so intense on the project that the
> plants would receive absolute premium treatment in all other ways, ie
> water,
> pest control, mulching, weed control, etc.
> Bernie Nikolai
> Edmonton, Alberta
>
>
> At 09:07 PM 1/2/02 EST, you wrote:
> > I saw an ad for Sonic Bloom and their website in Acres USA. Have you
> > tried using this?  I would like to see scientific studies to
> > substantiate their claims instead of just anecdotes and articles.
> >
> >
> > Scott in PA
> >
> >
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