Monday, April 11, 2011

Dr.T. L. Senn Comes for a Visit

Dr. T. L. Senn is coming to the Lowcountry this Saturday, April 16, 2011. Dr. Senn will be at Possum’s East, 481 Long Point Rd, Mt. Pleasant from 10:30 until 11:30. After the hour at the store, he will be my guest on the radio from noon until 1 on WTMA 1250 AM.

Dr. Senn is one of the leading seaweed researchers in the World. He has studied seaweed all over the World for agricultural uses as well as medical uses. He is the pioneer of seaweed research. Seaweed is now used in ice cream, beer, soaps, medicines, the treatment of cancer (Tee lost 3 of his immediate family members to cancer), and many other agricultural and non- agricultural uses.

Dr. Senn also has studied humates throughout the World to try to find the best source of humic acid. He went all over including China, Russia and even to Iran where the Garden of Eden was believed to be located. After all his searching, he found the best humates right here in North America.

Dr. Tee Senn was Head of the Horticulture Department at Clemson University for over 20 years, authored several books and research papers, won many awards including Elk of the Year for S.C., and is credited in every article I have ever read about seaweed. His research is responsible for the SeaHume products many of you use.

At 93 years old he still attends Clemson football games, speaks at trade shows, loves to talk about seaweed and humates, and even has some time for a young (?) horticulturalist like myself.

Whether you are an old student, or interested in organic products, this is an opportunity of a lifetime to meet a living legend.

Just last week I was writing about where to get information about landscaping in the Lowcountry, and I forgot to write that the “Horticulture Hotline” is a great place for local, timely information for situations that arrive in the Lowcountry. Last week I wrote, “I’m sure I left out some areas of information that I’m involved with.” Duh, the amount of torn out newspaper articles I have seen over the past 20 years and the amount of landscapers that tell they use this article as a training tool, I should have certainly include the “Horticulture Hotline”.

Even if the article has no horticultural value, the best comment I have ever heard about the article was from a soldier fighting in Afghanistan. The soldier gets the article emailed to him weekly from our North Charleston store. The soldier told our store manager, Andy, he loves getting the article because for the few minutes it takes him to read the article, he drifts back to his yard in the Lowcountry. For me, it does not get any better than that.

Always read, understand and follow product label. The product label is a Federal Law.