Root Rescue began a grant-in-aid research program with the University of Guelph in the spring of 2009. The Transplanter MS-CS efficacy trials were conducted and supervised under a research authorization issued by the CFIA. The trial data showed that Transplanter MS-CS improves the Water Potential of treated plants - reducing stress, and allowing plants to successfully establish on a new site.
By August of 2009, Professor Mike Dixon from the University of Guelph joined the research team and introduced a newly upgraded technology to the data gathering protocol. Stem psychrometers have been used in laboratory settings for 30 years to assess the in-situ, real-time water status (stress levels) of plants. Recent innovations by ICT International of Australia have allowed this laboratory tool to be used in non-controlled outdoor settings. ICT's new datalogger added compact data recording and wireless communication abilities to this valuable analytical tool. Now you can take stem psychrometers on the road - so that's what the research team did (with ICT's invaluable help).
We will be presenting the results of the 4 years of Transplanter MS-CS efficacy testing conducted by the University of Guelph team in several ways. Here, for example, a report on the University's methodology and findings in a peer-reviewed publication (Acta Horticulturae) from 2015.
Acta Horticulturae 06/2015; 1085(1085):119-127. DOI:10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1085.21: