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Steve
06-27-2007, 12:09 PM
I received this information from Jon

Quote[/b] ]I have a new product that we are set to launch. It's called the NatureZap, and it kills weeds without using any chemicals. I expect to have some on hand for August. I know its near the end of the season but weeds come all year round!
The NatureZap uses a small microprocessor along with a heater technology called PTC. The way you use it is:
1. Place the NatureZap over the weed
2. Push down on the handle, the heated tip will be inserted into the ground and held there for 3-8 seconds
3. While in the ground, 3 things happen, the tip slices through the tap root causing mechanical damage, the heat that is supplied disrupts the xylem of the root (see attached file showing the cross section of the root) so water flowing up to the leaves stops preventing photosynthesis, and the heat also breaks down some of the cortex of the root leaching some of the stored carbohydrates.
4. The leached carbs then stimulate a fungus, that in turn attacks the root that has been mechanically damaged making the root get decomposed quickly.

We've tested this on nearly 100 dandelions, and a 7-9 inch tap root is reduced to dirt within 1-2 weeks. The plant can't come back after the root has been completely decomposed.

I'm really excited about the product that we will sell for $89.

Please let me know

Here is a picture of the weed killing device.

Steve
06-27-2007, 12:10 PM
Here is a cross section of the weed root.

Steve
06-27-2007, 12:12 PM
Here is a picture of Jon with another one of his inventions.

http://g-neighbor.com/Mower%20pics/JJ_Photo.jpg

Check out his site at http://g-neighbor.com/