Earth Science Products Corp. was formed in 1972 by Edsal “Ed” Wood and Dick Gearhardt. While working for the forestry service, Dick Gearhardt was placed in road development, which exposed him to soil mechanics and the severe and recurring damage caused by expansive clay soils. With his background in chemistry, Dick soon realized the true nature of the issue… the imbalance of ionic charge in the clay soil.
Dick’s realization led him to create a partnership with the late great Lee G. Reynolds who also understood the nature of the clay soil. Together they developed ion exchange technology, introducing the first two predecessors to modern ion exchange resins (IERs); eventually the third generation product Condor® SS - Soil Stabilizer was born.
Earth Science Products was the first to mass produce a high quality, consistently performing product. Over the years, there have been many copies of the Condor SS product, though none have been able to achieve its success rate of 100%.
After Dick Gearhardt started his own company, he partnered with Mr Ed Wood, a well-known, highly respected botanist and nurserymen hall of fame inductee. Together, they developed several complimentary products to Condor SS. One of the first, Wood’s Rooting Compound, was used effectively to reforest the scorched earth surrounding the 1981 Mt. St. Helens eruption. Condor® AG - LandLife was also used in that project, and has since become one of the most successful products in the company line.
Shane and Sandra Kennedy
Condor AG - LandLife is now used in over 20 countries throughout the world. Although it is marketed under different names, it is the same consistent, high quality product formulated, tested, and perfected decades ago. Earth Science Products takes great care to ensure that the Condor AG you apply to your land is the very best we can produce.
Today, Earth Science Products is still a family operation. President Shane Kennedy and his mother, Sandra, run the business with the same care and eye for quality that started it all back in 1972. Ask them today and they will tell you “the sky is the limit!”
From the early struggles of Mr Gearhardt to convince critics of our products’ efficacy and benefits to the environment, to today’s efforts of the Kennedys to produce solutions that enhance and compliment the planet, Earth Science Products has always been a green company. We care about the earth.