In 2016, a majority interest in Baicor was acquired by Brandt a family owned business in Sringfield IL. Baicor is a specialty fertilizer company that manufactures products for Agriculture, Home and Garden, and Turf. Many products are designed for application on the leaves (foliar) but nutrients for the soil are also available. The efficiency of present products and new developments are tested in a large modern greenhouse and field plots. Facilitators are added to all nutrients to assist in uptake, translocation, and plant development. BAICOR will operate as a BRANDT subsidiary, part of the companys Specialty Formulations division. BAICOR employees will be retained and BAICOR management will continue to operate the company day-to-day. In 2015, conducted research on new antifungal that would address emerging resistence to current antifungals, which provokes overuse, creates environmental impacts and potential animal/human toxicity.