Dominion Plant LaboratoryDominion Organics Plant Laboratory is where our research team develops superior products to meet the needs of growers and gardeners. Our research and development has continued non-stop for over two decades. We’ve worked side by side with the top scientists and growers who pioneered the certified organic vegetable production industry in North America. Our expertise puts our team in high demand as consultants to organic greenhouse vegetable producers, hydroponic greenhouse vegetable growers, and cannabis growers. We help growers work through the organic certification process, develop fertility input programs and help solve problems in their production programs. In recent years many cannabis growers have utilized our expertise to double production and simultaneously achieve dramatic increases in quality. Our many years of laboratory research, field trials and work with commercial growers is what makes our organic fertilizers, soil amendments and beneficial soil inoculants uniquely effective. Our products get real results in the real world. They are guaranteed to produce superior results regardless of whether you are a large commercial grower, market gardener, or home gardener. Dominion Organics is committed to developing superior solutions to every need organic growers have in their quest to grow better tasting, more nutritious, higher yielding crops.
Dominion Organics ProductsWe source the best all-natural ingredients from around the world then blend and package them in our facilities in the United States and Canada. New products only are released when our research team is confident they are superior to every other product available. If you have any questions about which products would be the best solution to your needs, please contact us and one of our experts will be happy to advise you. Then take the Dominion Challenge—test our products side-by-side with whatever you are using today. If you don’t see significant improvement in 60 days, we’ll cheerfully refund your purchase.
Certified Organic GreenhouseMany agricultural products are developed based on theories and idea, by researchers with little actual real world testing. At Dominion Organics we are obsessed with testing and optimizing fertilizers and supplements in real world settings to ensure each product will be effective and superior in real production environments, not just the ideal conditions in a lab somewhere. This is why we own and operate a 10,000 square foot commercial certified organic greenhouse operation in Washington State. It gives us the opportunity to intensively test our products on the hardest crops to grow, like certified organic cucumbers and tomatoes. In keeping with our “works in the real world” philosophy, our produce is sold to local organic grocery stores and co-ops. Many of the organic greenhouse growers we work with are smaller, low tech, family run operations. Replicating their growing conditions helps us provide better products to serve the agricultural community and be better consultants.
After many years as both a professor and researcher, Blair McHenry started Dominion Plant Laboratory in Langley, B.C. Canada to focus on product research and development for the agricultural market with an emphasis on the hydroponic greenhouse industry. Over the next 7 years, 21 products were developed, field tested and brought to market.
In 2009, Dominion Plant Lab and Dominion Organics moved to Washington State. During this time Dominion Plant Lab began intensive research into certified organic crop production with an emphasis on organic greenhouse crop production and cannabis. The research began by attempting to apply the well-researched and developed high production hydroponic greenhouse crop fertility input model to an organic input model. The initial results were disappointing. However, through extensive testing and research in both laboratory settings and field trials, key flaws were identified in the conventional fertility input theories as they apply to plants grown organically in soil. Howard Resh, in his book Hydroponic Food Production, makes a statement that summarizes the primary fertility input assumption behind both hydroponic and conventional field agriculture. He states as follows: There is no physiological difference between plants grown hydroponically and those grown in soil. In soil both the organic and inorganic components must be decomposed into inorganic elements, such as calcium, magnesium, nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus, iron and others before they are available to the plant (pg. 39 5th Ed).