Nikola Tesla was born in Croatia (then part of Austria-Hungary) on July 10, 1856, and died January 7, 1943. He was the electrical engineer who invented the AC (alternating current) induction motor, which made the universal transmission and distribution of electricity possible. Tesla began his studies in physics and mathematics at Graz Polytechnic, and then took philosophy at the University of Prague. He worked as an electrical engineer in Budapest, Hungary, and subsequently in France and Germany.
In 1888 Tesla discovered the rotating magnetic field. George Westinghouse bought the patent rights and made it the basis of the power system still in use today.
In 1897, Nikola Tesla, always ready to turn out new ideas, came up with an ingenious concept how to fertilize the soil with electrified water (water that had went through an electric field) – without chemical fertilizers, and without big costs. It was an idea that was simple, easy-to-do and absolutely “green”. Today, there is still good knowledge about that idea of Tesla. It would help grow plants faster and better. It would save all the chemistry put into our modern food. But it also would be too simple and too effective. The big fertilizer producing companies (you know the names) would soon be out of business with the application of Tesla’s electric fertilizing methods. It would be no deal for them companies – it would be a good deal for us though.