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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

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……

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