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8567123 Water wick pot  
A pot including a sump and water wick assembly for providing water to a plant supported within the pot is disclosed. The sump includes an inner diameter that corresponds to the inner diameter of...
8568821 Apparatus and method for coating ears of corn  
Apparatuses and methods for applying a coating to an ear of corn are disclosed. An enclosure having a user accessible workspace and a motor to turn an ear of corn therein to apply a coating to the...
8567122 Vertical hanging fabric plant container  
A plant container or planter fabricated from a breathable, flexible, geo-textile, material such as recycled polyester needle-punched felt, which is self-supporting without an internal support...
8567120 Modular plant support structure  
The present invention is a modular support for vine plants and tomato plants. It comprises a solid, cylindrical base with holes to accept posts and associate tier rings. A cover may also be...
8567121 Nutrient application forecasting system (NAFS) in particular for AFO/CAFO liquid manure applications  
The invention relates to methods, using a computer and software system, for providing real time running forecasts during an agronomic period of a capacity for absorbing nutrients by a plurality of...
8567119 Frame for floral foam  
A support structure is configured to be pierced by stems of flowers to hold the flowers in place and to retain moisture. The support structure extends along a longitudinal path and has front and...
8567118 Belowground tree anchoring apparatus and method  
The belowground tree anchoring apparatus (10) includes a blanket (12), a plurality of stakes (16), and a plurality of ties (14). The blanket (12) fits over the root ball (B) at the base of the...
8561345 Apparatus for displaying a plant  
An apparatus for displaying a plant is described. The apparatus includes a first substantially horizontal member that engages a first surface of a structure at a first vertical position. A second...
8561347 Portable planting system and method  
A portable planting system according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure comprises a flexible, lightweight sack having an opening located in at least one end for receiving the...
8561344 Mushroom compost compacting system and method  
A mushroom compost compacting system and method includes a roller assembly mounted to a compost receptacle to form a nip, and a web or conveyor to convey mushroom compost to the nip. Mushroom...
8561363 Apparatus and method for stabilizing headstones  
An apparatus and method for stabilizing a headstone. A substantially-rigid perforated member is provided having a headstone aperture formed therein. The perforated member includes at least one...
8561346 Automated seed sampler and methods of sampling, testing and bulking seeds  
An automated seed sampler includes a sampling station; a sampler for removing material from a seed in the sampling station; a seed conveyer for conveying the seed from the sampling station to a...
8555547 Plant cultivating unit and plant cultivating container  
An object of the present invention is to provide a plant cultivating unit that can perform a watering operation in a simple manner and can supply water uniformly to plants in locations where a...
8556099 Collapsible cup for zero waste applications  
The present invention is a collapsible vessel and also a method of reducing waste. The collapsible vessel has a mechanism that maintains its rigidity in its expanded form, yet allows it to be...
8555586 Structural modules with absorbent elements for drainage and irrigation  
A structural module (10) for use in water irrigation, water drainage, water retention and water filtering systems, comprises a load bearing base unit (10) and porous material (15), wherein the...
8559679 Method and apparatus to determine the start of flowering in plants  
The present invention relates generally to the field of plant breeding and concerns a method for determining the point at which a plant starts to flower. More specifically, the invention concerns...
8555544 Visual attenuation compositions and methods of using the same  
According to one aspect of the present invention, a visual attenuation composition is provided to be applicable to a landscape to visually attenuate or camouflage the landscape to approximate...
8555546 Modular planting system for roof applications  
A modular planting system for roof applications includes a plurality of green roof planter modules each comprising a planter including a bottom wall and a plurality of sidewalls that cooperate...
8555545 Enhanced vegetative roof system  
A vegetative roof system includes modules for holding growth media in which plants can grow. The modules can communicate with each other, sharing moisture/nutrients, increasing airflow to enhance...
8549788 Hydroponic growing system  
A hydroponic growing system including a nutrient reservoir and a planting tray having a perimeter air channel for floating on a liquid in the reservoir. A continuous planting trough is included in...
8549787 Lighting assembly  
A lighting fixture for facilitating plant growth and a light emitting component. The fixture comprises a single light emission source LED device which provides at least two emission peaks in the...
8544206 Compressed growing medium  
A growing medium includes a bulking agent and a water-retentive polymer blended together and compressed at a volume-to-volume ratio ranging from about 2:1 to about 10:1, being substantially free...
8548222 Seed sorter  
Systems and methods are provided for evaluating and sorting seeds based on characteristics of the seeds. One method generally includes collecting image data from different parts of the seeds, and...
8544207 Hydroponic plant growth systems with activated carbon and/or carbonized fiber substrates  
A method and apparatus for growing plants (P) hydroponically includes a plant substrate material (52, 54, 56) comprising activated carbon and/or carbonized fibers with or without additional,...
8544205 Methods to increase yield of plants grown at high populations  
An increase in the total grain and biomass yields and photosynthetic rates of plants grown at high densities achieved by novel methods of defoliating the primary-source leaf of a majority of such...
8544208 Plant culture apparatus  
A plant culture apparatus includes: a culture container including a transparent surrounding wall, a top opening, and a cover to close the top opening; a liquid culture medium disposed inside the...
8539713 Automated contamination-free seed sampler and methods of sampling, testing and bulking seeds  
A method is provided for removing tissue samples from seeds. The method generally includes orienting the seeds in a desired orientation and removing tissue samples from the oriented seeds. The...
8539712 Maple syrup production spout assembly with backflow check valve  
A maple syrup production spout assembly (10) with a backflow check valve (79) is disclosed. The spout assembly is designed for use with vacuum-based maple syrup productions systems (200) and is...
8534305 Reversible heating/cooling structure usable as a pop-up shelter  
A structure, e.g. a pop-up tent, usable in extremes of temperature, wind, and aridity. One side of the structure's fabric reflects heat, and the other absorbs heat. The structure is reversible, so...
8535877 Methods for removal of specific seed tissue or structure for seed analysis  
A method for reducing resources for selecting seed to be produced in commercial quantities or for research is disclosed. Samples of seed which are candidates for selection are collected and given...
8533993 Modular vertical farm cell  
A continuous-loop conveyor, towering upon vertical framework, which allows potted perennial plants and other plants to be transported throughout all stages of maturity in a manner which...
8533991 Thermoformed grow tube  
A grow tube formed from a sheet of thermoform polymer to include a plurality of longitudinal ribs that protrude in a first direction normal to the plane of the sheet. When rolled into a grow tube,...
8533994 Method for wrapping a floral grouping  
A method for wrapping a floral grouping having a bloom end and a stem end is disclosed. A wrapper is formed from a sheet of material or bag which is wrapped about at least a portion of the stem...
8533995 Automatic watering device for plants  
The automatic watering device for plants is placed in the soil of a potted plant. A float is housed in an outer chamber. The float has a ferrous metal contact at each end, with and the chamber has...
8536090 Use of natural extracts of tannin and non-tannin materials for improving soil fertility and providing a starter effect on cultivations, and a tannin and non-tannin phytocomposition therefor  
A use of a tannin and non tannin material phytocomposition or phytocomplex, either in a dry or liquid form, applied to the seedling seeds or seedling agamic multiplication members, or to implanted...
8533992 Method and apparatus for aeroponic farming  
A system and method of aeroponic farming includes depositing seeds in a flat containing micro-fleece cloth and placing the flat within a growth chamber. The upper side of the flat is subjected to...
8528249 Lawn and/or garden edging device  
An apparatus comprising a main portion, a connector and a receptacle. The main portion may have a top, a first side, a second side and a bottom. The connector may be rigidly positioned to extend...
8528834 Plant growing system using external data and having sensors associated with plants  
A system for automating the growing of crops, such as grapevines. Combinations of data from sensors local to a vineyard, and from optional remote stations and sensors, is combined with a control...
8528250 Fabric plant container  
A plant container or planter fabricated from a breathable, flexible, geo-textile, material such as recycled polyester needle-punched felt, which is self-supporting without an internal support...
8528252 Self watering plant system  
This Self-Watering Planter comprises a wick, reservoir, wick-housing running between the soil/soil substitute and the reservoir, and a tight fitting cap to maintain a vacuum seal within the...
8528251 Device for oxygen enrichment of a soil  
The present device for oxygen enrichment of a soil generally comprises the perforated vertical tubular means pivotable in the vertical portion of the tubular connecting means, thereby providing by...
8523121 Sprinkler elevating apparatus and method  
A sprinkler elevating apparatus is provided for use on an irrigation device. The sprinkler elevating apparatus includes a sprinkler support body and a midline hose coupling body. The sprinkler...
8524486 Culture method of Aantrodia camphorata  
A culture method of a fruiting body of Antrodia camphorata is provided, which includes: (a) fermenting a culture medium containing yeast at 5-35° C. for 3-30 days; (b) adding wood flour to the...
8523118 Collapsible floral plaque for casket and/or headstone and methods of production and use thereof  
A method for forming a collapsible plaque for holding floral objects is disclosed. The collapsible plaque may be used with a casket or headstone for display of a floral object thereon.
8522475 Triangular shaped flower stem wrap with outer plastic covering  
A horticultural cut flower container assembly having a triangular shaped piece of flexible foam material with the ends of the triangular shaped foam material being adapted to be folded over the...
8522476 Bag constructed of weed suppression material for packaging ground cover material  
A bag constructed of a weed suppression material for packaging a ground cover material. When the bag is in a closed configuration, the bag serves as a container for shipping, handling, and storage...
8516741 Silica based plant growth medium  
A method and associated composition for growing plants is disclosed. The method includes the steps of mixing a gel precursor that is characterized by the ability to absorb water, form a viscous...
8516744 Modular interlocking pre-vegetated roof system  
A modular unit, system and method include a base layer having a plurality of reservoirs configured to prevent water flow through a lower portion, the lower portion for contacting a support...
8516742 Automatic hydroponic cloning system  
An automatic cloning apparatus is disclosed which comprises a housing having an interior divided into a plant compartment and a water compartment. The plant compartment has a plurality of porous...
8516743 Rotating aquaponic vertical garden using a stretchable grow media  
Embodiments of a vertical rotating garden using a grow media wrapped cylindrically around a column and oriented vertically above a reservoir are described. A motor is connected to the column and...