Daniel Cox is the inventor of the Klondike KAPSOL™ Technology. The idea came to him 20 years ago while trying to help his grandparents farm. With their advanced age, they found sowing seeds to be increasingly difficult. The labor involved with digging holes, planting seeds, and amending the soil became too physically taxing. During this time, Cox had personal friends who were sickened by handling toxic agricultural materials used for fertilization and pest control.
The combination of these two factors led Cox to identify a few specific problems occurring in the agricultural industry. These problems include the widespread use of chemicals along the surface of the soil, the inability to control chemical distribution to each plant (especially when using broadcast application methods) and the extensive labor associated with taking a plant from seed to harvested product.
Daniel initially began to place seed within capsules to make sowing easier, with the goal being “dig free” planting of capsules. As the idea developed, Daniel realized the seed capsule system could additionally accommodate the necessary chemicals used in agriculture while avoiding skin contact.
He further understood that he could regulate the amount of chemicals allotted to each seed with incredible accuracy and began to develop a system where the entire process of seed fertilization, pest control, and maintenance could be controlled under the ground.
Daniel invented the patented KAPSOL™ delivery system over 20 years ago. He continues to add to our patent portfolio with numerous supplementary genius innovations.
Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, Elon University
Brant is Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at Elon University. He holds a Ph.D. in Botany with a minor in plant Physiology from North Carolina State University, an M.S. in OceanScience from Nova Southeastern University, and a B.A. in Biology from the University of Delaware. Previously, Brant has served as Chairman of the Environmental Studies Department at Elon University and Visiting Scholar at Duke University and North Carolina State University. He has over 50 publications.
Neil Goodman — Managing Partner
Keith Schmader — General Manager
Marc Weinstein — Patent Attorney (in house)
Daniel begins experimenting with encapsulating seeds.
Filed for patents
Testing begins with students at Elon Univeristy
Patent #US8683742B1 granted
Retail launch at Lowes and Home Depot
Begin mass production
Tomato studies at Elon University conducted under Brant Touchette
Numerous studies in progress researching KAPSOL™ capabilities