CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Organic Plant Health, Inc. (OTCQB: OPHI), a manufacturer and distributor of organic-based, hybrid and environmentally responsible fertilizers, soil conditioners and pest controls, is pleased to provide an update on industry growth and the company's activities.
According to a study conducted by marketresearch.com, organic-based fertilizer products presently represent a small share of the $9 billion consumer packaged lawn and garden market in the U.S., roughly 10%, or $900 million. Since 2007 organic fertilizers and growing media revenues have grown at over 10% annually, which is greater than twice the average rate for the lawn and garden category of about 4% over the same time periods. Demand for these organic- based products has increased as consumers are generally becoming more aware of the environment and the negative effects from using synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, such as contamination of waterways attributed to chemical fertilizers. The same study notes that baby-boomers are just coming in to their prime gardening years, and this will support continued growth in the sector for the foreseeable future. Organic Plant Health is poised to take advantage of this growth rate in this industry as it begins to expand product distribution along the east coast.
As part of the company's mission to "Change the Way America Grows", Billy Styles, company President and CEO, spends a lot of his time in meetings with diverse audiences. These include homeowners, commercial businesses, home owner associations, garden clubs, garden centers, plant nurseries and other businesses or associations interested in learning more about creating healthy, beautiful landscapes with less impact on the environment.
What does Billy do at all of these meetings? He talks. He talks about the universal "Mrs. Johnson" and the challenges she faces in her backyard, and how a more sustainable, earth-friendly approach to landscape care will serve her better on multiple levels. Billy explains, "There is so much misinformation and half-truths circulating in the public that it's hard for a regular consumer to know what to believe and what their expectations should be when it comes to taking care of their lawns, landscapes and gardens." When speaking to a group of several hundred employees of Premier Healthcare Alliance outside of Charlotte, NC, Styles continued, "There are so many factors that affect plant health, such as soil compaction, pH level, sunlight, watering Ð too much or too little of any of these can change the way plants grow and adversely affect their health. Subtle changes with any of these factors can create vastly different results. No one approach fits every landscape." At Organic Plant Health, our products are developed to improve and support soil health while also providing appropriate plant fertility. This improves success rates in all manner of growing environments.
As the months and years roll ahead of us, Organic Plant Health plans to reinforce the delivery of its message to "Change the Way America Grows." The company is currently working on a new video series for its YouTube library that addresses more of the issues "Mrs. Johnson" faces on a daily basis. These videos will be targeted at the everyday gardener that needs more information than he or she can get at the big box stores. Styles goes on to say, "Day in and day out, this is all part of Organic Plant Health's master plan to change the way we grow in the backyards of America. At the same time we will be creating awareness for OPH products, and for the importance of healthy soil and the role it plays in overall plant health. I believe this stepped-up awareness will benefit the company in a variety of ways and increase the value of our company for its shareholders."
About Organic Plant Health
Based in Charlotte, NC, Organic Plant Health, Inc. (OTCQB:OPHI), provides organic-based, natural and environmentally responsible fertilizers, soil conditioners, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides for the continual care of residential and commercial landscapes.
Organic Plant Health brand products are currently sold in a variety of independent retail locations across North and South Carolina, including hardware stores, garden centers and plant nurseries. Key customers using Organic Plant Health products include environmentally conscious do-it-yourself homeowners and commercial landscape companies; secondary markets served include real estate development companies, vineyards and agriculture.
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You are cautioned that such statements are subject to a multitude of risks and uncertainties that could cause future circumstances, events, or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, and other risks. You should consider these factors in evaluating the forward-looking statements included herein, and not place undue reliance on such statements. The forward-looking statements in this release are made as of the date hereof and Organic Plant Health takes no obligation to update such statements.
SOURCE Organic Plant Health, Inc.