PHOENIX, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Altitude Organic Corporation, a division of Tranzbyte Corporation (OTCPINK:ERBB), is pleased to announce the findings of research conducted by the company's soil development partner, U-mate International Inc (www.humate.com).
U-mate International Technical Director is Russian soil scientist Dr. Vladimir Vasilenko (http://vasilenko.blogspot.com/). His extensive research in the organic fertilizer field has won him international accolades in the horticulture field. His work has proven to maximize yields and efficiency for commercial agriculture. Dr. Vasilenko has been awarded 5 patents, has been featured in 28 publications, and has presented papers at 9 symposia and conferences and shows, including First World Conference on Organic Seed supported by FAO of the United Nations (Rome, Italy, July 2004) and Canada Blooms (Toronto, March 2005). He has been awarded five grants and premia in the United Kingdom, France, USA, China, and Canada.
Dr. Valisenko's humate research appeared in the publication, Greenhouse Canada in 2001. It found that derivatives of humate products, particularly the fulvic acid fraction, increased the percentage of germination of tomato seeds. Tomatoes are a flowering and fruit bearing plant with a life cycle similar to the cannabis plant. Stem heights and diameters of the tomato plants also increased as a result of humate application in hydroponic harvesting. A positive effect of humic substances upon chlorophyll content in leaves correlates with higher yield of treated plants. The humates substantially increased the average diameter of fruits and number of fruits per a cluster. The total biomass of fruits of treated plants exceeded control up to 38-42%.
Managing Director Brian Cook of Altitude Organic stated, "The proven efficacy of humate organic fertilizer and our partnership with U-mate International Inc will allows us to capitalize upon the selling and distributing of our proprietary soil line in the traditional horticulture and gardening industries, as well as within the fast-growing cannabis industry. Altitude Organic plans to unify branded production of Altitude Organic cannabis by mandating standards amongst its legally operating partner dispensaries, nationally."
ALTITUDE ORGANIC CORPORATION
Altitude Organic Corporation is the first publicly traded medical marijuana dispensary brand in the world. Beginning in 2009, the company has developed retailing, branding, and commercial cultivating strategies in conjunction with its licensed medical marijuana retail dispensaries operating under the Altitude Organic Medicine brand name. The company has operated in California, Colorado, and Arizona. Altitude Organic Corporation is currently targeting expansion through dispensary and caregiver branded partnerships nationally, as well as outright acquisition in 'for-profit' Colorado. The company seeks to capture market share in the fast growing, multi-billion dollar cannabis industry. For more information visit www.altitudeorganic.com and www.altitudeorganix.com.
The Tranzbyte Corporation (www.tranzbyte.com) is a driving force behind Altitude Organic Corporation. The company expects to continue its plan to acquire, hold, or spin out successful divisions in what has been described in previous news releases as "dividend farming," Companies that qualify and decide to become public on their own will agree to carve out shares for Tranzbyte and their ERBB shareholders.
Last year, Tranzbyte acquired ProximaRF – a leading-edge company that produces a line of products supporting leading-edge RFID technology.
Tranzbyte also houses the company's 10-year-old technology division which is actively engaged in the sale of its optical media enhancement products to potential customers in the US and Asia. Products in the Tranzbyte division include FLASHAlbum™ and FlixStix -- technologies that enable distributors of optical media (CDs, DVDs, etc.) to consolidate the best features of each medium onto a single content-protected USB flash drive.
ProximaRF was founded in 2006. The company specializes in the development and control of software for Radio Frequency Identification tags called RFIDs. Proxima is currently working on an RFID that can be placed with large legal marijuana shipments so they can be tracked from their grow operation to the dispensaries or other legal sales outlets. This technology should be of invaluable use to both the marijuana seller as well as to law enforcement nationwide.
NOTES ABOUT FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
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Companies and Contacts:
Tranzbyte Corporation – Hong Kong
Mr. Jack Martin, Managing Director
Rm 308, 3/F, Kai Tak Commercial Building
317-319 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong (SAR)
Altitude Organic Corporation
Brian J. Cook, Managing Director
14220 N. Northsight Blvd., Suite 139-A
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
SOURCE Altitude Organic Corporation