Vegalab Finalizes Acquisition of The Agronomy Group, LLC

(Palm Beach, FL) - Vegalab, Inc. ("Vegalab” or “the Company"), (OTCQB: VEGL), announced today that it completed its acquisition of The Agronomy Group, LLC effective as of February 1, 2018. The Agronomy Group (“TAG”), located in Tulare County, California, is a producer and distributor of environmentally friendly agrochemicals. TAG had been Vegalab’s top U.S. sales organization, so the acquisition dramatically expands the Company’s internal marketing capability. The purchase price for TAG was paid by the delivery of 600,000 shares of the restricted common stock of Vegalab, and a warrant to purchase 1,600,000 shares of the restricted common stock of Vegalab at an exercise price of $1.20 per share exercisable over a term of five years.

David Selakovic, CEO of Vegalab, Inc., said, “Vegalab’s acquisition of The Agronomy Group puts us in direct relationship with industry leading, national agro-chemical distributors and dealers such as Winfield United, Stanislaus Farm Supply, Buttonwillow Warehouse, and Mid Valley Agricultural Services. We are excited about the potential to increase our sales with the addition of 29 new products from TAG, including 10 of which are listed for use in organic agriculture (9 by the Organic Materials Review Institute, and 1 by the Washington State Department of Agriculture). Our management team determined this to be a highly strategic acquisition opportunity, and we  expect TAG’s environmentally friendly products and established distribution channels to substantially increase our revenues and profitability.”

About Vegalab, Inc. 

Vegalab, Inc. is the exclusive distributor in North and South America of a line of all-natural, biologically derived pesticides, fertilizers, and specialty agricultural products.  Vegalab’s pesticides are highly effective against targeted organisms, non-toxic to beneficial organisms, and safe for the environment.  Vegalab products support a healthy soil biome and are cost competitive with synthetic chemicals that do just the opposite.

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Vegalab Provides Business Update on Recently Acquired M&G Packing

(Palm Beach, FL) - Vegalab, Inc. ("the Company" or "Vegalab"), (OTCQB: VEGL) today provided a business update on M&G Packing, which was purchased on October 18, 2017. The facility consists of approximately 11 acres of real property and 30,000 sq. ft. of buildings. M&G packing had approximately $8.6 million in fruit sales during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017. Net income from operations for the period was $83,128 and net cash provided by operating activities during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017 was $301,257. After the acquisition of M&G the Company has received orders and shipped product at a level it believes to be consistent with M&G operations in its fiscal year 2017.

David Selakovic, CEO of Vegalab, Inc. stated, "With the acquisition of the M&G business, we sought to increase revenue and improve operational efficiencies. We believe we are off to a good start with citrus sales in the fourth quarter of 2017, despite officially taking over 17 days into the quarter. Our entire Vegalab produce team, led by Ryan Sweeney, has done a great job in a short amount of time. This is the slow time of year, so we expect our sales to increase in the next couple of quarters. Our focus is to accelerate the volume of fruit packed and the resulting sales."

Vegalab has worked to expand the capacity of its newly acquired facility. The Company has invested over $150,000 in repairs and expansion to increase capacity. The Company believes it has substantially increased the rate of packing and production for the facility, which will enable the Company to develop the opportunity to process and sell more produce.  Cold storage space has been increased from 12,000 box capacity to 22,000 box capacity with the addition of a third cold storage room and additional racks for storage.

Ryan Sweeney, Vegalab's Director of Produce, remarked, "When we took over M&G Packing, we knew that expanding capacity was critical to increase sales. We have increased the pack line efficiency and cold storage, so we can handle about twice the fruit volume as before. Currently, the team is visiting navel orange growers to introduce them to Vegalab and our packing facility. They are excited to hear about the Company's offerings, and they have shown significant interest in our environmentally friendly products. We look forward to building strong relationships with growers and believe we can offer them better service and up to date information, while working to get them the best prices for their fruit."

About Vegalab, Inc.

Vegalab, Inc. is the exclusive distributor in North and South America of a line of all-natural, biologically derived pesticides, fertilizers, and specialty agricultural products.  Vegalab's pesticides are highly effective against targeted organisms, non-toxic to beneficial organisms, and safe for the environment.  Vegalab products support a healthy soil biome and are cost competitive with synthetic chemicals that do just the opposite.

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Vegalab's Pollen Boost Excels in Comparative Agricultural Trials

(Palm Beach, FL) - Vegalab, Inc. ("the Company"), (OTCQB: VEGL) today announced the successful trials of its Pollen Boost product and initial first orders of Pollen Boost for delivery in early February from Stanislaus Farm Supply, Buttonwillow Warehouse Company, and Mid Valley Agricultural Services, Inc.  The successful trials and initial orders for Pollen Boost are a culmination of Vegalab's focus on market leading, Earth friendly products that give farmers a significant Return on Investment.

Vegalab is pleased to see its environmentally friendly products demonstrate market leading efficacy in recent trials on some well-known farms. Some of Vegalab's clients include Baker Farms, A.J Carvalho & Sons, Carranza Farms, Bishop Farms, Brian Deltesta, Armus Farms, Kingsburg Citrus, Mininger Farms, Rock Solid Ranches, Sun Grapes, Jakov Dulcichand Sons, and Don Deboar. In our Pollen Boost trials in 2017, we partnered with premier growers, independent pest control advisors, certified crop advisers, and UC Cooperative Extension Advisors. The strong trial results on kiwis, olives, pistachios, and almonds resulted in the $1 million order from Stanislaus Farm Supply. Vegalab trials of Pollen Boost were performed in direct competition against the largest manufacturers in the industry.

Pollen Boost was trialed on a kiwi farm in Reedley, CA and increased revenue by $7,649.40 per acre. The yield per acre of kiwis increased 5% over the grower standard yield to 6.93 tons from 6.6 tons. The most significant impact was in the size of the fruit, which increased from 161 grams per piece to 178 grams. This resulted in a significantly higher price per pound of $1.79 versus $1.30. Results of the Pollen Boost trials on an olive grove in Strathmore, CA, were also successful, increasing yield per acre 47% from 3.87 tons per acre to 5.69 tons. Trials of Pollen Boost on pistachios in Bakersfield, Tulare, and Merced, CA increased yield per acre by 8.7% from 3,696 lbs. to 4,006 lbs.

Pollen Boost was trialed on multiple almond sites against leading industry materials and led in overall increased revenue on every trial location and all 6 almond varietals trialed. Vegalab, Inc. conducted these trials in Tranquility, Los Banos, and Denair, CA. Pollen Boost increased revenue per acre better than top competition in every trial, on all 6 almond varietals and all three farms. Pollen Boost increased revenue $1,848 on average, per acre, across all trials, which led all products tested. Pollen Boost was less expensive than its competitors, costing less than $50 per acre.

David Selakovic, CEO of Vegalab, Inc. stated, "We at Vegalab believe our product lines, with Pollen Boost as a great example, will provide the market in 2018 with much needed efficacy in environmentally friendly materials. We believe Pollen Boost will provide significant sales growth in 2018 as a leading product in its class. With the results of these successful trials, we have established a clear benefit for growers and a significant return on investment.  Due to the conclusive results, we believe that peaches, nectarines, cherries, avocado, melons, cucurbits, almonds, pistachios, apples, mangos, plums and a number of other crops will greatly benefit from our product.  Vegalab's strategy is to leverage the trial results and develop a multiple crop platform for Pollen Boost, which should provide a significant market impact.  We are excited Pollen Boost has proven not only effective, but has competed successfully in trials against other industry leading materials produced by the global agricultural chemical manufacturers."

About Vegalab, Inc. 

Vegalab, Inc. is the exclusive distributor in North and South America of a line of all-natural, biologically derived pesticides, fertilizers, and specialty agricultural products. Vegalab's pesticides are highly effective against targeted organisms, non-toxic to beneficial organisms, and safe for the environment. Vegalab products support a healthy soil biome and are cost competitive with synthetic chemicals that do just the opposite.

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Vegalab Announces Master Distribution Agreement with Stanislaus Farm Supply

(Palm Beach, FL) - Vegalab, Inc. (OTCQB: VEGL).  On January 7, 2018, Vegalab, Inc. ("Vegalab") entered into a Master Distribution Agreement with Stanislaus Farm Supply ("Stanislaus"), a member of Winfield United, as a master distributor for California and Nevada. The effective date of the agreement is November 1, 2017, which coincides with Stanislaus' initial purchases of Vegalab products.  The initial term of the distribution agreement is five years, and the agreement provides for an annual minimum volume of product purchases with a total annual contract value of approximately $13,000,000.

Stanislaus' initial sales of Vegalab products have consisted of primarily Nematode Control, Spider Mite Control, Spore Control, and Bactor Boost™. In December, Stanislaus ordered an additional 25,000 gallons of Pollen Boost for February delivery. Pollen Boost is leading the industry in cost to return on investment. 

Stanislaus is the original Farm Supply in California. Founded in 1949, Stanislaus Farm Supply is one of the oldest supply co-ops in California and has become a major distributor in the state. Stanislaus Farm Supply has been able to survive and thrive over the last 68 years by adapting to change. From advances in technology to climate and environmental changes, agriculture is a dynamic industry full of challenges and opportunities. Stanislaus Farm Supply is proud to work alongside Farm Bureau as an affiliated co-op to be a leader in agriculture and will strive to improve the financial well-being and quality of life for farmers and ranchers. 

"All of us at Stanislaus Farm Supply are excited to be a Master Distributor for Vegalab in California and Nevada and we look forward to the opportunities this provides both of our companies.  We are proud to offer their unique, cutting edge products to our customers, which will improve their profitability while being safer than other alternatives on the market today," stated, Nick Biscay, President & CEO, Stanislaus Farm Supply.  He added, "We made the commitment to bring in Pollen Boost, because of the demand from growers after they learned of its field proven results showing increased yields and returns.  More than a simple bee attractant, Pollen Boost also contains nutrients to promote the earliest stages of nut crop development." 

Vegalab CEO, David Selakovic, said: "This valuable partnership creates major market opportunities for Vegalab products in Nevada and California (the nation's top producing agricultural State), and Vegalab is very pleased to have added such significant distribution partners to our team.  We look forward to working with both Stanislaus and Winfield United as they continue to expand sales of our products throughout their combined distribution channels. We believe this relationship will enhance the growth and prosperity of both Vegalab and our partners, as we continue expanding our overall business footprints."

About Vegalab, Inc. 

Vegalab, Inc. is the exclusive distributor in North and South America of a line of all-natural, biologically derived pesticides, fertilizers, and specialty agricultural products.  Vegalab's pesticides are highly effective against targeted organisms, non-toxic to beneficial organisms, and safe for the environment.  Vegalab products support a healthy soil biome and are cost competitive with synthetic chemicals that do just the opposite.

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Vegalab Selling Products in California with Two Major Agricultural Retailers

(Palm Beach, FL) - Vegalab, Inc. ("the Company"), (OTCQB: VEGL), an industry leader in the burgeoning market for Earth friendly agrochemicals, today announced that, in Q-4 of 2017, the Company began selling its products through two of the 25 largest agricultural retailers in the United States, Buttonwillow Warehouse Company, Inc. ("Buttonwillow") and Mid Valley Agricultural Services, Inc. ("Mid Valley Ag"), according to the "CropLife Top 100" rankings.

Founded in 1948, the Buttonwillow Warehouse Company (BWC) is a family owned and operated business with eleven retail fertilizer and crop protection locations serving nine California counties. In its initial season with the Company (fall  of 2017), Buttonwillow introduced Vegalab products in the Delano, McFarland growing region, with sales primarily focused on Nematode Control, Brix Boost, Color Boost, Spore Control, and Spider Mite Control.  

Founded in 1983, Mid Valley Agricultural Services, Inc., (Mid Valley Ag) is a full service chemical and fertilizer retailer with seven retail outlets located throughout the Central Valley of California. Mid Valley Ag's initial sales of Vegalab products in the fall 2017 season included Water Solv, Bactor Boost, Nematode Control, Spider Mite Control, Humic 12, and Folifert. 

Vegalab CEO, David Selakovic, said: "With these well established and storied agricultural dealers on our team for the 2018 growing season, Vegalab is poised to show strong revenue growth in the California market as our marketing partners introduce more of our all-natural, biologically derived pesticides, fertilizers, and specialty agrochemical product lines to more of their existing customer base." 

About Vegalab, Inc. 

Vegalab, Inc. is the exclusive distributor in North and South America of a line of all-natural, biologically derived pesticides, fertilizers, and specialty agricultural products.  Vegalab's pesticides are highly effective against targeted organisms, non-toxic to beneficial organisms, and safe for the environment.  Vegalab products support a healthy soil biome and are cost competitive with synthetic chemicals that do just the opposite.

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Vegalab Exercises Option to Buy The Agronomy Group, LLC

(Palm Beach, FL) - Vegalab US ("the Company"), (OTCQB: VEGL) -- On January 4, 2018, the Company reported in a filing with the SEC that it exercised an option to acquire the The Agronomy Group, LLC. The Agronomy Group (TAG), located in Tulare County, California (the "Business"), is both a producer and distributor of environmentally friendly agrochemicals. TAG is Vegalab's top U.S. sales organization for Vegalab products, so the acquisition allows the Company to expand its internal marketing capability.  TAG also distributes other products, so the acquisition increases our range of product offerings. The purchase price for TAG is payable by the delivery of: 600,000 shares of the restricted common stock of Vegalab; and a warrant to purchase 1,600,000 shares of the restricted common stock of Vegalab at an exercise price of $1.20 per share exercisable over a term of five years.

David Selakovic, CEO of Vegalab Inc., said, "Vegalab's upcoming acquisition of The Agronomy Group is very strategic and will bring us direct access to distribution channels in California, through distributors like Winfield United, Buttonwillow Warehouse and Mid Valley Ag Services. It also broadens our line of products with 29 new products. TAG has 10 products that are considered organic, with 9 OMRI registered and 1 WSDA approved for use in organic agriculture. TAG follows Vegalab's philosophy of delivering environmentally friendly, natural products for sustainable, large scale growing in the big agricultural environment. TAG will also benefit from Vegalab's research and manufacturing capabilities, which will reduce costs on the products they manufacture, including significant cost savings on their flagship product Bactor Boost™. We are excited about all of TAG's products and believe many will be star Vegalab products. Currently TAG's most notable product is the original, Earth friendly Bactor Boost™ formulation and its organic version, which have proven to generate higher yields."

The Agronomy Group co-founder J. Hill stated, "We are excited to be joining the Vegalab family, as we feel that the overall impact across the U.S. and internationally will be broadened by the products that both companies bring together. The vision and ideals behind Vegalab of taking care of the environment with Earth friendly products and helping growers exceed expected yield and crop quality are values that we have always embraced at TAG. We look forward to working with Vegalab and promoting these values within the marketplace for many years to come. The acquisition and formation of both companies into one, under the Vegalab brand, broadens the scope of products and increases the visibility of the company as a whole. The addition of the irrigation maintenance lines and Bactor Boost™ brings an immediate impact, both to the Vegalab bottom-line and its national market penetration."

Under the terms of the option to purchase exercised by Vegalab, the closing is required within 15 business days, which is on or before January 22, 2018.  Closing is subject to the negotiation, execution, and delivery of definitive transaction documents, so the acquisition will not be completed unless and until that is accomplished.  

About Vegalab, Inc. 

Vegalab, Inc. is the exclusive distributor in North and South America of a line of all-natural, biologically derived pesticides, fertilizers, and specialty agricultural products.  Vegalab's pesticides are highly effective against targeted organisms, non-toxic to beneficial organisms, and safe for the environment.  Vegalab products support a healthy soil biome and are cost competitive with synthetic chemicals that do just the opposite.

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Vegalab Introduces Formulation of All Natural, Environmentally Friendly Mildew Control Product

(Palm Beach, FL) - Vegalab, Inc. ("the Company"), (OTCQB: VEGL) an industry leader in the burgeoning market for Earth friendly agrochemicals, today announced the introduction of its reformulated Mildew Control product. Mildew Control is a natural geraniol based pesticide that uses this essential plant oil in a formulation which, is both curative and preventative against downy mildew, and many forms of powdery mildew, on a wide variety of crops. The new formulation doubles the dilution ratio to as high as 2,500:1, with no decrease in efficacy. The improved dilution ratio reduces the cost per application by almost half, making Vegalab's Mildew Control cost competitive with other manufacturers' mildew control products, while providing the superior efficacy and environmentally friendly attributes the Company's customers have come to expect from its products.

David Selakovic, CEO of Vegalab said, "Mildew is a serious problem in multiple crops throughout the world.  Primarily we see a huge opportunity in the berry, tomato, fresh vegetable and the grape markets. Our Mildew Control provides excellent mildew suppression, even during periods of peak infection, while eliminating the concern of flaccid berries caused when using our competitors' materials currently on the market. With our new pricing and proven efficacy, we expect to see rapid acceptance among grape growers for our new formulation, and a corresponding increase in future sales of the product.   This new formulation is an example of Vegalab's innovation, as well as our commitment to constantly improve our natural, environmentally friendly product line."

The improved Mildew Control formulation and its benefits were made possible using nanotechnology and advanced adjuvants. The product is a liquid formulation that is applied to plants as a foliar spray. It is EPA-approved under FIFRA Section 25(b) as a minimum risk pesticide.

About Vegalab, Inc. 

Vegalab, Inc. is the exclusive distributor in North and South America of a line of all-natural, biologically derived pesticides, fertilizers, and specialty agricultural products.  Vegalab's pesticides are highly effective against targeted organisms, non-toxic to beneficial organisms, and safe for the environment.  Vegalab products support a healthy soil biome and are cost competitive with synthetic chemicals that do just the opposite.

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Vegalab Announces the Acquisition of M&G Packing Inc.

(Palm Beach, FL) - Vegalab US ("the Company"), (OTCQB: VEGL) has today announced the purchase of substantially all of the assets related to a produce packaging business located in Tulare County, California(the "Business"). The acquisition, which closed on October 18, 2017, consisted of the purchase of approximately 11 acres of real property and 30,000 sq. ft. of buildings from M & G Farms, Inc., a California corporation, and all of the equipment, inventory, customers, suppliers, contract rights, and intangible property from M&G Packing, Inc., the Californiacorporation that operated the Business. The total purchase price for the Business, including closing costs, was $854,452. The Company purchased the Business with $425,000 down and the balance on an 18-month promissory note with interest at 6%.  The Business, located in the middle of a citrus growing region near Fresno, CA, has been packing mainly oranges and lemons for about 13 years, and will be operated as M&G Packing, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company ("M&G").  

David Selakovic, CEO of Vegalab Inc., stated, "We acquired M&G to facilitate our long term strategic and financial growth. With several of M&G's customers already using Vegalab's all natural products to maximize the yield and increase the number of premium quality fruits produced in their citrus groves, we believe this acquisition will produce tremendous synergies between our packing business and our all-natural agro-chemical business.  By seamlessly integrating the entire process from planting to packaging; by supplying growers with products that increase their yields of premium quality fruits; by packing their fruits efficiently; and by giving them access to our network of international buyers who pay the highest prices for premium quality citrus, we expect to grow both businesses rapidly."

About Vegalab, Inc. 

Vegalab, Inc. is the exclusive distributor in North and South America of a line of all-natural, biologically derived pesticides, fertilizers, and specialty agricultural products.  Vegalab's pesticides are highly effective against targeted organisms, non-toxic to beneficial organisms, and safe for the environment.  Vegalab products support a healthy soil biome and are cost competitive with synthetic chemicals that do just the opposite.

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Shareholders Vote to Rename HCP Acquisitions Inc.: Vegalab

(Palm Beach, FL) - HPC Acquisitions Inc. (HPCQ) DBA Vegalab US ("the Company"), (OTCQB: VEGL) has today announced the results of a special meeting of stockholders held November 6, 2017. During this meeting, it was resolved by the company's stockholders to amend the Articles of Incorporation to change the name of the Company to Vegalab, Inc. In addition, the Company had previously filed a request to change its ticker symbol from HPCQ to VEGL, which change was approved and became effective for OTC market trading on November 13, 2017.

Management believes the name and ticker change will align its identity in the minds of its customers and shareholders  with the Vegalab line of products the Company distributes. As the exclusive North and South American distributor of Vegalab products, the Company adopted "Vegalab US" as its official DBA when it entered the agricultural bio-chemicals business in March of 2016. Vegalab products consist of biological pesticides, fertilizers, and specialty biological agents that are highly effective against targeted organisms, non-toxic to beneficial organisms, and safe for the environment. Vegalab US holds registrations for its products in a number of US states, Costa Rica, and Panama, and is pursuing additional registrations domestically and in Canada, Mexico, and Central/ South America.

About Vegalab, Inc. 

Vegalab, Inc. is the exclusive distributor in North and South America of a line of all-natural, biologically derived pesticides, fertilizers, and specialty products that are highly effective against targeted organisms, non-toxic to beneficial organisms, and safe for the environment.

Safe Harbor for Forward-looking Statements

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Vegalab US Adds Myco BioBoost To Its Line of Soil Inoculants

(Minden, NV) – HPC Acquisitions, Inc. (OTCQB: HPCQ) DBA Vegalab US, a biotech company focused on delivering biological pesticides and natural fertilizers using its proprietary micronization and nanotechnology, announced that it has added Myco BioBoost, a highly concentrated and customizable mycorrhizal fungus soil inoculant, to its product line.

Myco BioBoost's proprietary water-soluble mycorrhizae are manufactured in powder form boasting 82 propagules per gram, one of the highest concentrations of propagules in the market for a solid product. The mycorrhizae are obtained in vitro, which guarantees an exact spore count.  In addition, the process is completely sterile; problems of contamination with other organisms are eliminated.

Mycorrhizae symbiotically bond to the roots of a plant, growing on and expanding the root's overall surface area. This increases the root system's ability to absorb water and nutrients. The protective coating of beneficial fungi shields the root zone from pathogens and feeds off of the starch exudates excreted from the plant's roots. In exchange, the mycorrhizal colony provides a bio-available phosphorus plant food.

Vegalab's eco-compatible fungi can be customized by crop or country, which ensures that the selected fungus is adapted to local environmental conditions. Myco BioBoost has received EPA registration and is available for purchase.

About Vegalab US

Vegalab US is committed to supporting sustainable agriculture through technological innovation.  Our product line consists of biological pesticides, fertilizers, and specialty biological agents that are highly effective against targeted organisms, non-toxic to beneficial organisms, and safe for the environment. The active ingredients in our solutions consist primarily of oil extracts from various plant sources. Applying our proprietary micronization and nanotechnology to these powerful natural agents allows Vegalab to create products that foster a healthier world.

Vegalab US and Fertica Enter Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Guatemala

Palm Beach, FL (January 10, 2016) – HPC Acquisitions, Inc. (OTCQB: HPCQ) DBA Vegalab US, a biotech company focused on delivering biological pesticides and natural fertilizers using its proprietary micronization and nanotechnology, has announced an exclusive distributor agreement with Fertica Group for its products in Guatemala. Fertica is the only manufacturer of edaphic-TVA process fertilizers in Central America and a leading distributor of plant food.

Vegalab US has granted Fertica exclusive rights to promote, market, and sell its line of bioproducts to farmers in Guatemala. Apart from Guatemala, Fertica also operates in El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, with total annual sales of $200M.

“We are particularly interested in Vegalab’s selection of biopesticides. Biological alternatives to chemical pesticides have attracted much attention here in Guatemala, and we want to provide farmers with the best performing products available,” said Julio Martinez, Manager of Fertica for Guatemala.

“We are very excited to have one of Central America’s leading distributors of plant protection products partnering with us in our effort to shift the use of chemical pesticides to safer biological pesticides,” said Steven Blackburn, Director of Business Development for Vegalab US.

Vegalab US will retain responsibility for product development, quality management, and manufacturing, while Fertica will be responsible for sales, marketing, customer support, and distribution activities in Guatemala.

About Vegalab US

Vegalab US is committed to supporting sustainable agriculture through technological innovation.  Our product line consists of biological pesticides, fertilizers, and specialty biological agents that are highly effective against targeted organisms, non-toxic to beneficial organisms, and safe for the environment. The active ingredients in our solutions consist primarily of oil extracts from various plant sources. Applying our proprietary micronization and nanotechnology to these powerful natural agents allow Vegalab to create products that foster a healthier world.

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Vegalab US Boosts Concentration of Spider Mite Control by 5x with Improved Formulation

MINDEN, NV – Today, HPC Acquisitions Inc. (OTCQB: HPCQ) DBA Vegalab US (“Vegalab US”) launched the improved formulation of its Spider Mite Control. Spider Mite Control is a biological pesticide that targets spider mites, pests known to feed on several hundred species of plants.  These pests cause mottled leaves and often destroy the entire plant at a rapid speed.

Spider Mite Control is highly effective by attacking spider mites in two different ways. It blocks the breathing holes of spider mites, causing them to die from suffocation. It also causes reproductive disruption among female spider mites; this leads to infertility, eggs that do not hatch, or mites that do not develop to an adult stage.

 The improved formulation calls for a dilution rate of 1:500-1:1000 (depending on level of infestation), while the old formulation recommended a dilution rate of 1:100. With 5x the original concentration, the improved Spider Mite Control drastically lowers the amount of product needed, and therefore cost, per application. As with the original formula, zero pesticide residue is left on the plants.

The improved Spider Mite Control formulation and its benefits were made possible by using proprietary nanotechnology and advanced adjuvants. The product is a liquid formulation that is applied as a foliar spray to plants. It is EPA-approved under FIFRA Section 25(b) as a minimum risk pesticide.  

About Vegalab US

Vegalab US is committed to sustainable agriculture through technological innovation.  Our range of biological pesticides, fertilizers, and specialty biological agents are effective as well as safe to non-target organisms and the environment. The active ingredients in our solutions consist primarily of oil extracts from different plant sources. We believe in applying innovative technology to powerful natural agents to create products for a healthier world.

Vegalab Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Taiwan with Union Chemical

TAIPEI, Taiwan, July 5, 2016-- Vegalab S.A., a Geneva-based formulator and manufacturer of biological based plant protection, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement covering sales of Vegalab products in Taiwan with Union Chemical Ind. Co., Ltd.

The agreement covers all Vegalab products, which include biopesticides, fertilizers, and fungicides, all of which are derived from natural materials. In December of 2015, Vegalab received organic use certification for Nematode Control, a nematicide that uses the natural extract Geraniol to destroy parasitic nematodes. Vegalab is currently in the process of obtaining organic use certification for their other products such as Spider Mite Control and Mildew Control.

Union Chemical is one of the preeminent suppliers of chemical and natural raw materials in Taiwan, with annual sales exceeding $600 million. They began offering natural fertilizers in 2014, and quickly expanded to biopesticides and biofungicides to meet consumer demand in Taiwan. "We are very excited to be the exclusive distributor of Vegalab in Taiwan," stated Jason Yu, manager of Union Chemical. "More and more farmers are choosing all-biological plant protection in lieu of conventional chemical treatments. Vegalab's products have proven consistently effective on a variety of crops in Taiwan, and they are constantly researching and developing new products to fit the needs of our market."

"We are very pleased to announce our partnership with Union Chemical, which significantly strengthens our presence in the Asian market and perfectly positions our products in Taiwan's rapidly growing biopesticide industry," David Selakovic, president of Vegalab commented. "We look forward to working closely with Union Chemical to provide powerful and cost-effective sustainable crop protection to farmers."

HPC Acquisitions INC (HPCQ), DBA Vegalab US, Completes Initial Capital Raise and Starts Sales

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA – HPC Acquisitions Inc. (HPCQ) DBA Vegalab US (“Vegalab US”), has today announced the completion of its first round private placement of 1,000,000 shares of its common stock at $0.50 per share, as well as its initial sales results from the distribution of all-natural, sustainable agricultural products.

In April 2016, the first month of marketing, Vegalab US achieved over $450,000 of sales and believes that orders will continue to increase steadily.

“The scale of success you see from our first month of marketing supports our strong belief that there is a significant appetite in the United States for all-natural products that make a positive difference, without depleting the earth’s resources. Our initial sales combined with the scope of application for our range of products gives us confidence to seek additional capital in the near term to fund the growth opportunity,” said David Selakovic, the CEO of HPCQ/Vegalab US.

Vegalab US has already begun marketing its products in Latin America, where the marketplace is perhaps even more convinced of the need for environmentally responsible agricultural products rooted in sustainability. The first orders are expected in the second quarter of 2016 from Costa Rica and Panama.

To facilitate development of the opportunities in the US and Latin America, Vegalab US is now looking for new distribution partners in those markets.

About Vegalab US

Vegalab US is a distributor of natural fertilizers, pesticides, and specialty biological agents for use in agriculture. The active ingredients consist primarily of oil extracts from different plant sources. Vegalab US holds exclusive distribution rights in the Western Hemisphere to a product line of natural agricultural products distributed globally by Vegalab SA.

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Korean Government Program Supports Vegalab’s Research and Development

SEOUL, South Korea – Vegalab announced the acquisition of Ecowin, a Korea based biopesticide company, in August of last year. As part of the acquisition, Ecowin rebranded itself as Vegalab, with Kyung Bon Koo continuing his role as CEO for the company’s Korea operations. David Selakovic, President of Vegalab S.A., will work alongside Koo and oversee developments at the new location.

Koo founded Ecowin in 2008 to great fanfare; the company won the top award in Korea’s new business competition shortly after it was established. It quickly built success with all-natural biopesticides, which are safer for the environment than conventional chemical pesticides.

Ecowin’s bestselling product is live beneficial nematodes, measuring at just 1mm long each in size. These nematodes enter into pests and eject symbiotic bacteria to kill them within 24-48 hours without harming the environment.  At a price of 20% less than competitive products, Ecowin’s nematodes are not only immensely popular in Korea; they are also exported to the United States, Africa, South America, China and Southeast Asia.

The global biopesticide market reached $3.6B in 2014, and is expected to grow to $6.9B by 2019. Due to this growing market, governments are implementing stricter regulations on what products qualify as biopesticides; Korea recently increased their list of restricted chemicals in residue from 240 to 330. Vegalab actively works with government associations to ensure their products continue to deliver high efficacy results while following regulations for all-natural biopesticides.

Korea provides national research and development subsidy programs to promising companies, the most revered one being the National Intellectual Properties and R&D Strategy Supporting Program (IP-R&D). “I found out about IP-R&D the first time in 2013 through a national intellectual properties analysis agency. They were providing us with patent analysis for potential countries we wanted to export our products to. We joined the subsidy program to increase visibility on our patents and develop future R&D ideas,” says Koo.

Because of the national IP-R&D program, Ecowin was able to export its live nematodes and other biopesticides additional countries around the world, effectively doubling overseas sales. Using the government subsidy, they were able to develop a culturing device for live nematodes, which allows them to produce their product at a higher capacity than before.

“We’re very excited the opportunities this acquisition has created for us, and we are looking forward to continued growth as Vegalab,” Koo says, “knowing the Korean government supports our research and development makes us work even harder to become one of the leading biopesticide companies in the world.”

About Vegalab Company

Vegalab S.A. is a worldwide leading formulator, developer, and manufacturer of environmentally friendly products that are rooted in sustainability. Managed by David Selakovic, the company pursues a unique approach by steering the agricultural industry away from traditional chemicals and towards all-natural solutions. Products include organic fertilizers, pesticides, and fungicides, which are developed under Selakovic’s supervision by a team of experienced scientists in the headquarters’ laboratories in Geneva, Switzerland.  Vegalab is dedicated to creating an efficient, ecologically sound planet for future generations.

Vegalab President, David Selakovic, Celebrates Government Award for Korean Vegalab Subsidiary Ecowin

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Ecowin CEO and founder, Koo Kyung Bon, was proud to accept an award from South Korea’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Yoon Sang Gik, for the company’s achievements and outstanding commitment towards the development of national industry through state-of-the-art technologies. Back in Geneva, Switzerland, David Selakovic, President of Vegalab S.A., and his team raised their glasses to celebrate the occasion, which took place only two months after Selakovic had announced the acquisition of Ecowin, Asia’s leading manufacturer of organic agricultural products. 

As one of Korea’s top 15 green technology institutions, Ecowin has received numerous accolades from the country’s Prime Minister for their natural resource circulation and low-carbon green growth. Introducing eco-friendly biological solutions to replace chemical pesticides, the company has notably contributed to improving the sustainability of the agricultural landscape. After the cooperation between Ecowin and Vegalab on a number of high-profile research projects, the Swiss-based industry leader took over its Korean partner to expand Vegalab’s global positioning. Vegalab S.A. already holds major shares in the organization and starting in March 2015, Ecowin and all associated manufacturing facilities will officially operate as Vegalab’s Global Innovation Center.

Managed by David Selakovic, Vegalab S.A. is a worldwide leading formulator, developer, and manufacturer of environmentally friendly products that are rooted in sustainability. The company pursues a unique approach by steering the agricultural industry away from traditional chemical towards all-natural solutions. Products include organic fertilizers, pesticides, and fungicides, which are developed under Selakovic’s supervision by a team of experienced scientists in the headquarters’ laboratories in Geneva, Switzerland. Together with the North American branch in Wilmington, DE, and multiple distribution partners in Europe, Central and South America, Africa and Asia, Vegalab is persistently striving to realize their vision of creating more efficient, ecologically sound planet for future generations.

“The addition of Ecowin as our new base in Korea allows us to combine the expertise of both our teams to create even more effective solutions and offer innovative products that are tailor-made to the needs of Asian farmers and gardeners,” states Selakovic. Located in Daegu, South Korea’s fourth-largest city, the Global Innovation Center will facilitate more streamlined operations and expedite delivery times for Vegalab customers around the world. “Mr. Koo has been a driving-force in the growth of sustainable agriculture in Korea and I am thrilled that he is now on board of Vegalab to manage our main research and manufacturing base with his outstanding leadership qualities and technological expertise,” says Selakovic.

In his role as Director of Vegalab Ltd. Korea, David Selakovic will oversee the operations at the new location and work alongside CEO Koo Kyung Bon, sharing his extensive experience, while his primary focus will remain on heading the umbrella company in Switzerland. Known for his pioneer spirit, entrepreneurial wisdom, and passion for innovation, Selakovic has an international reputation as a sought-after corporate advisor and business leader who has guided numerous businesses on the path to exceptional success.

Company President David Selakovic Announces Vegalab Expansion Into California Market

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND –  Vegalab, an international leader in non-toxic, organic horticulture solutions, has announced that with the successful conclusion of several on-site trials this fall, they are officially entering the California market. The Switzerland-based company managed by President, David Selakovic, offers a wide variety of agricultural products for home and commercial gardeners designed to both, boost harvests and fight pests and disease. The company’s all-natural fungicides, pesticides, and fertilizers deliver excellent results without any harmful chemicals or toxic residue.

In September 2014, Vegalab launched a series of fungicide and pesticide trials under Selakovic’s supervision in different areas across California. Crops including avocado, cucumber, organic and conventional strawberries and ornamental plants were treated for a variety of infections. Vegalab’s scientists observed that the applications were not only effective at combatting the conditions, but in many instances the products created long-term residual effects after the first application, sometimes maintaining their effectiveness and not needing a second application. The trials tested Vegalab’s all-natural line of fungicide and pesticide solutions called Mildew Control, Spore Control, and Spider Mite Control. The active ingredient in Mildew Control is geraniol, extracted from geranium plants, which provides potent results without negative environmental impact. Spore Control uses thymol, which is derived from thyme plants. Spider Mite Control is produced from a combination of natural cottonseed extracts, rosemary oil extracts and geraniol.

“California represents a $36 billion per year agricultural economy, the largest in the world, producing nearly half of the nuts, fruits and vegetables grown in the US,” explains David Selakovic. “Our company is poised to enter this enormous market, with an all-natural product that has been thoroughly field-tested. We are confident that commercial growers will benefit from our safe, cost-effective treatment options.” The first trial in California was conducted on September 5th at a farm in Oxnard. One acre of strawberries that were 80% infected with powdery mildew received an application of Vegalab’s Mildew Control (foliar application). Only a few days later, visual evaluation showed 90% control, and even a month later, the crop was clean and needed no second application. Four more trials on farms in Santa Maria and Oxnard testing the effectiveness of Mildew and Spore Control on strawberries and Spider Mite Control on avocado trees proved to be equally successful, leading to Selakovic’s decision to launch Vegalab products into the Californian market.

In his role as President, David Selakovic has led Vegalab onto the road to international success, overseeing the development of new products in the laboratories in Geneva and managing the company’s expansion into new countries’ markets all over the world.

Vegalab’s Newest Product Nematode Control Proves to Be a Natural Champion

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Nematode Control is performing remarkably well on turf at golf courses and commercial farms growing natural and organic crops.

 

Vegalab the formulator and manufacturer of environmentally responsible agricultural products rooted in sustainability, today announces that their new natural product, Nematode Control, has proven results to combat nematode problems among a variety of crops and turf.

Nematode Control is Vegalabs next generation nematicide thats built around their patented proprietary micronization technology. Initial compatibility testing on a wide range of crops including tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, and strawberries showed over 80% efficacy. Prior to making its market debut, the product was proven to significantly reduce the population of parasitic nematodes including but not limited to root knot, burrowing, lesion, pin, and spiral nematodes without applying harsh chemicals to the soil that might otherwise kill beneficial microorganisms.

Less than two months ago, Vegalabs nematode product was given to several prestigious Florida country clubs with a serious nematode infestation in their turf grass. Prior to application, the grass was described as weak, thin, and containing patches of dead grass because harmful nematodes had attacked the roots. To combat the problem, the Nematode Control product was applied once every 15 days for 45 days. At the end of the 45 days, the results were clear; the turf grass was visibly greener, denser, and healthier. The before-and-after photos demonstrate a dramatic visual improvement.

Using the natural extract of Geraniums, geraniol, the Nematode Control reduced the amount of harmful nematodes that attacked the turf grass while greatly reducing the environmental impact compared to other synthetic products. Nematode Control minimizes root knot nematodes and the egg hatching of phytonematodes by disrupting their feeding and reproduction process. Nematode Control also enhances plant disease resistance, stimulates root growth, and promotes improved plant health.

Nematode Control can be immediately incorporated onto crop and turf problems around the country because the product has an all-natural formulation which does not require state registration. Globally, the product has demonstrated incredible results in Asia and in Costa Rica, where farmers combating nematode problems applied the solution on their rice and pineapple crops. Nematode Controls success has opened doors to new markets including Wisconsin, California, North Carolina, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Vegalab plans to continue expansion throughout the US and Latin America, the Caribbean, and around the world.

About Vegalab LLC
Vegalab LLC is a global leader in formulating and manufacturing environmentally responsible agricultural products rooted in sustainability. Their unyielding commitment to produce eco-safe, all natural products that are based on years of biological research and patented technology has positioned the company and its Vegalab and SUPREME GROWERS brands for rapid growth and advancement. The results are breakthrough products that increase productivity, decrease residue in crops, decrease waste and reduces the chemical footprint on the land. Vegalab is an agricultural destination for responsible solutions for farming, landscaping, gardening, and home horticulture. Corporate headquarters is Geneva, Switzerland managed by David Selakovic, President of Vegalab S.A.

 

Vegalab and David Selakovic Attend Singapore Garden Festival

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – One of the premier agricultural manufacturing companies in the world was recently at The Singapore Garden Festival in August. David Selakovic, president of Vegalab LLC S.A., appeared at the popular festival to showcase the company’s latest line of products and help develop lasting professional relationships with other key industry players. Selakovic and his company had a booth at The Singapore Garden Festival where they presented their natural line of sustainable fertilizers and pesticides, including their brand-new innovation, Supreme Growers. The festival is one of the elite events on the horticulture calendar each year and the best place for companies to show off their finest products to professional and hobby gardeners.

The formula of Supreme Growers is the result of more than 20 years of gardening expertise and knowledge. Made in the United States, this product was designed for use indoors and outdoors, year-round, and is completely natural, making it a great choice for environmentally aware gardeners. The company also manufactures commercial farming products, but it was their residential line, including Myco Blast, Soil Blast, Larva Control, Kelp Blast, and Super Myco Tea, that caught visitors’ eyes in Singapore. The little miracle packages contain individual 5-gram pods that provide a gallon of high-powered fertilizer by simply adding water and allow gardeners to have a commercial farmer yield that will change the way they look at gardening forever without using any chemicals whatsoever.

This year marked the first time that The Singapore Garden Festival was actually held in a garden. The Gardens by the Bay presented a beautiful backdrop for the show, which featured miniature garden displays, a floral table setting exhibition, and other breathtaking creations from elite garden and floral experts that gave visitors an idea of what their dream garden and landscaping could look like. David Selakovic was on hand to show the festival guests how to select the right Vegalab products and how beneficial these can be for their home gardens.

Considered the global leader in manufacturing and formulating agricultural products that are sustainable, Vegalab LLC, is committed to producing eco-safe, all-natural products that are designed with the environment in mind. When applying Supreme Growers products, users can expect to see advancement and rapid growth on their property while at the same time achieving reduced residue on crops and a decreased chemical footprint left on the earth, as well as an increase in the productivity of plant and vegetable growth.

Vegalab LLC Enters the California Market with Successful Trials

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West Palm Beach, FL- November 04, 2014- Vegalab the formulator and manufacturer of environmentally responsible agricultural products rooted in sustainability today announces that they are officially entering the California market after the success of several trials conducted early this fall.

Starting this past September, Vegalab began a series of trials on crops in farms around the state with successful results. Crops including organic and conventional strawberries, cucumber, avocado, and ornamentals were treated for a variety of infections. Vegalabs agronomists and soil scientists observed that the products used for the trials were not only effective at combating destructive diseases such as fungus and mildew, but that in many instances the products created long term residual effects well beyond the initial application. In some cases a second application was never needed.

The success of our trials in California is a testament to the quality of our all natural products and a huge step forward for our company. California is the nations largest agricultural market with more than $36 billion a year in sales and produces nearly half of US-grown fruits, nuts, and vegetables.

The trials were conducted with Vegalabs all natural line of fungicide and pesticide products called Mildew ControlSpore Control and Spider Mite Control. Mildew Control uses extracts of geranium plants as the active ingredient to reach the highest level of efficacy while greatly reducing the environmental impact of using this product. Spore Control uses Thymol as a fungicidal agent and offers a safer alternative to chemical pesticides that can often be dispersed in runoff and cause subsequent contamination. Spider Mite Control uses natural cottonseed and rosemary oil extracts, in combination with geraniol, as the active ingredient.

The first trial was conducted on a farm in Oxnard, CA on strawberries 80% infected with Powdery Mildew. Vegalab applied its Mildew Control product (foliar application) on September 5th over one acre of land. Four days later the first visual evaluation showed 90% control. A month later the crop was clean and a second application was not needed. The product created a positive residual effect that lasted four weeks.

The second trial was conducted on a farm in Santa Maria on strawberries that were 35% infected with Powdery Mildew. Vegalab once again applied its Mildew Control product (foliar application) on October 6th over 16 acres of open field. Three days later the first visual evaluation showed 95% control and no disease progress. By October 23, the crop was clean and there were no more symptoms.

With the success of the Mildew Control on strawberries, Vegalab began trials on cucumbers. On October 1st, Vegalab sprayed 1 acre of cucumbers in a farm in Carpinteria. The crop, which was old and ready for its last harvest, was 95% infected. Vegalab wanted to see how Mildew Control worked under such highly infected conditions. On October 10th the first visual evaluation showed 70% control and no disease progress. This trial is being repeated on a newer crop.

Vegalab also conducted trials with its Spore Control product. The first was conducted on a farm in Santa Maria on strawberries 15% infected with a fungus disease; which causes plants to wilt and die. Vegalab applied (foliar application) its Spore Control product over one acre of land on October 6th. By October 23rd no more wilted strawberry plants were observed. There was also no phytotoxic effect to flowers or leaves.

The final trial was conducted on a farm in Oxnard on avocados infected with spider mites. On October 6th five avocado plants (separated by various rates of application) were sprayed with Spider Mite Control. On October 11th, the spider mite mortality rate was evaluated for each rate with positive results. In the area treated with the full rate on average 1.3 spider mites were alive and 16 dead.