"The class of those who have the ability to think their own thoughts is separated by an unbridgeable gulf from the class of those who cannot"

Ludwig von Mises


Developed the Precision Plant Bed System utilizing tobacco seed on soluble seed tape


Developed the first total system concept of direct seed greenhouse systems for growing greenhouse tobacco plants

Developed its center hung traveling boom irrigator system

Developed the first scientific agronomic fertility management system for growing greenhouse transplants, now an industry standard.


Established the first Water Quality standards with recommended bicarbonate levels for greenhouse transplants, now an industry standard

First to introduced the use of common battery acid (sulfuric acid) as a neutralizer of high levels of bi-carbonates, now an industry standard

Published the first Agronomic Growing manual for growing greenhouse transplants in both English and Spanish. Much of its content now published in the annual  Flue-Cured Tobacco Manual.


Developed the fertilizer injector system for managing tobacco fertility programs.

Developed the Mat System, a sub-irrigation system utilizing plastic trays.

Developed the first bottom heat system for tobacco plants.

Authored the research paper “Water Quality- Its effect on Greenhouse Nutritional Management”

Conducted first Growing Seminar on producing greenhouse tobacco plants. These seminars would be conducted on an annual basis across 5 states and 4 countries

Developed the Roll-Up curtain systems for Quonset style greenhouses

Developed and Patented the first wall mounted traveling boom irrigator system - US Patent #4,842,204. Its first customer was Metrolina Greenhouse in Charlotte with 170 acres under one roof.

Developed and Patented the clipping boom system - US Patent # 4,842,204, now in use in every tobacco greenhouse in the US

Developed the 35’ Transplant Pro-Grower greenhouse with 3 columns and 2 bows. Today an industry standard.


Developed and Patented the clipper unit attachment - US Patent # 4,903,464, now in use in every tobacco greenhouse in the US


Developed and introduced the first 288 cell float tray, an industry standard to this day


Philip Morris & Universal Leaf  begins referring Transplant Systems to its affiliates around the world.

Developed and introduced the all steel sidewall for the greenhouse, a standard today on all tobacco greenhouses

Developed and introduced the "Super Seeder" capable of seeding 15 trays per minute.


Developed the automated seeding system utilizing the "Super Seeder" and automatic tray feeder with a soil box.


Introduced and demonstrated the first fully automatic transplanter for transplanting tobacco

Developed its "Roll Loc" plastic locking system

Developed the first overhead hose gutter system to remove the hose from the greenhouse floor.Developed for the Van Wingerdens in Chicago and later used in the tobacco green house market.


Developed its gutter connected series of greenhouses , the "Pro-Grower GC" for the horticultural market

Developed and  introduced the first Reel type mower for clipping plants.


Developed and introduced the EZ Seed Starter Kit and marketed nationwide by K-Mart, Lowes,Home Depot, and Home Quarters


Developed and introduced its Nursery Express line of nursery container handling vehicles and distributed by every major lawn & garden distributor east of the Mississippi


Developed and introduced its Nursery Express line of nursery container handling vehicles and distributed by every major lawn & garden distributor east of the Mississippi


Developed and introduced its line of "Bale-Tobac" tobacco balers with 4 different models.


Transplant Systems 43,500 sq ft manufacturing facility goes underwater in the flood of 1999 & closes its doors


Transplant Systems reenters the industry and introduces its newest high capacity and most precision seeder for tobacco & vegetable growers, the Transplant Systems TS-40 and the TS-20

Transplant System introduces its newest tray washer, the TS-15W


Transplant Systems offers the latest in float tray technology. It introduced its DTS plastic float traytechnology. The DTS cost less than styrofoam and offers all the benefits of expensive injection molded plastic trays.


Transplant Systems forms alliances with Mobley Greenhouses, the largest transplant producers in the US and becomes the largest provider of feminized seed transplants in the U.S.


Transplant Systems forms alliance with VanWingerden Greenhouse, the largest clone producers in the U.S. and becomes the largest provider of hemp clones in the U.S.

Transplant Systems forms alliance with High Grade Hemp and becomes one of the largest suppliers of premium quality feminized hemp seed. Bodhi Urban is the founder and CEO of High Grade Hemp and the original breeder of Cherry Wine and Berry Blossom.


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