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Aspire Insect Frass

Problem:

Yearly crop losses can be devastating from a variety of factors. Conventional solutions to stimulate plant fortitude have been inadequate, nor are toxin-laden pesticides a feasible solution in an era where consumer demand for organic agriculture is on meteoric rise.

Answer:

Aspire Insect Frass: Insect frass, is an all-natural, organic raw material, rich in chitin and insect biomarkers. Both of which have been said to induce plant disease resistance by encouraging plants to generate elevated immune responses. While Aspire Frass shouldn’t be used exclusively as an organic fertilizer, it functions both as an organic soil supplement as well as a plant protector.

Aspire Insect Frass naturally contains beneficial micro-organisms which help generate a healthy root environment. Aspire Insect Frass is one of the only immediate plant-available sources of chitin (pronounced “Kite-in”). Chitin has the ability to fortify a plant internally. Chitin helps activate a plant’s immune-response-system preparing them for a variety of hazards.

What is Chitin?

Chitin is a 100% natural biopesticide. Chitin is known to kill root-feeding nematodes and their eggs, as well as fungal pathogens in the root zone. Once plants detect Chitin in the soil, they respond as though they are being eaten by insects. This causes the plant protect itself by producing more stalk and leaf material and excreting secondary metabolites to ward off the pests and pathogens.

This means that Chitin creates an autoimmune response that acts in a vaccine-like manner for plants. It signals a plant to produce natural toxins which fend off its’ enemies like pests and fungal pathogens. The United States Environmental Protection Agency says that Chitin appears to control pathogenic nematodes by stimulating the growth of certain naturally occurring microorganisms in soil, which, in turn, release substances that kill the pathogenic nematodes and their eggs.

Insect Frass Testimonials With Ross of Glen Ross Farms in Austin, Texas.

Question: "Why did you start using our Aspire Insect Frass?" 

Answer: "my partner is vegan, and we like to garden a lot, so we started using it because we didn't like any of the practices of factory animal farms, once we found out... we were like, we've got to take it. You guys are doing some really cool stuff here, and it's not every day you come across a cricket farm." 

Q: How has our insect frass been performing so far? 

A: "It definitely would work just as well as any soy bean meal, or something that you would find on the market, so it's a similar NPK to corn or soybean meal. (The three numbers on fertilizer represents the value of the three macro-nutrients used by plants. These macro-nutrients are nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) or NPK for short.)

Q: Would you consider our insect frass a fertilizer? 

A: Yea, I would say it's an organic fertilizer, or a fertilizer additive."

Q: Is there any other positives to this product?

A: Yea, a lot of the benefits compared to something else... carbon footprint, locality (made in Texas) comparing it to stuff that's filled with antibiotics, or whatever else they're feeding chicken, or beef. When you take into account your carbon footprint, that's where the real benefits come in."

To inquire about our insect frass please contact Vincent Vitale at...

info@aspirefg.com