Custom bacteria fuel Wichita company's growth
Mike Hutmacher/The Wichita Eagle
Alpha BioSystems Lab Manager Steve Kinal demonstrates the swabbing of a bacteria culture on a petrie dish that will be incubated to promote plant growth for agriculture and gardening.
Posted on Sun, Nov. 06, 2011
BY DAN VOORHIS
The Wichita Eagle
Alpha BioSystems, 9912 W. York, has developed a series of bacteria cocktails to stimulate plants and consume organic waste for farmers, gardeners and industries.
The company has just 13 employees but sees a bright future.
Company president Eric Borland projects sales growth at 1,000 percent over the next three to four years. The company doesn’t release actual sales figures.
About two-thirds of sales are to agricultural users. It markets two related lines of products: Terra-One is applied to farm fields to aid crop growth. Safe-One helps breaks down the massive amounts of animal waste that accumulate at feedlots, dairies and chicken houses……