Whispering Hills Vineyard Corporation is marketing micro propagation
equipment and various protocols for plant propagation and will enter
joint venture agreements to manufacture and will license the manufacture
of various components.
Stevia plantations are set up using three techniques: seed and seedlings
that are propagated in flats and planted out in the field, vegetative
propagation from stem cuttings, and micro-propagation from stem cell
culture. This method allows the grower to propagate several millions
of plants from superior selected stocks that exhibit the qualities
necessary to meet or exceed the bioclimate demands specific to a
particular region. Propagation using this method several hundred
thousand plants may be propagated for stem cell using one person
We have developed the protocols for stem cell propagation, and developed
a chamber that houses all of the equipment and disposable materials
necessary to establish a stevia plantation at any location. This
chamber can be manufactured in the country where the plantation will
be located. This chamber can also be used on other plants and lends
itself well to such plants as ginseng, thereby saving time in propagation.
It also can be an aid in plant selection and breeding for inheritable
Production of stevia begins with plant selection for the specific
climate. We have 12 plant lines that exhibit certain desirable properties.
Plant selection is based on setting a breeding program, from seed
for immediate grow out. Selected lines can be vegetative propagated.
At this point lines may be selected for stem cell propagation. From
Line selection may take up to eighteen months, before harvest of
the first crop.
Our involvement in every project is based on growing our own seeds
and developing selected stocks, purchasing dried leaf and manufacturing
value added products.
We have for sale: stem cell propagation protocols for stevia and
several other high value plants, propagation chambers that include
materials and protocols, production and harvesting equipment, drying
and related equipment for the production of several grades of green
leaf powder, value added processing equipment including packaging
machines. We also develop local marketing and merchandising channels.
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