Western Illinois University Study Achieves Soybean Yield Increase

Abstract

Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc organic SumaGrow liquid product was evaluated in 2012 at the Allison Organic Research Farm in southern Warren County and the conventional WIU farm near campus in McDonough County. SumaGrow is a polymicrobial formulation containing multiple strains of naturally occurring soil microbes with humic acid and is intended to inoculate soil to improve plant and soil health and crop yield. Soybean and corn plots were sprayed with the product and grain yields were estimated and compared to control (no spray) plots.

Results: Statistics for the SumaGrow treatment of 1 application at 1.8 gal/a at the WIU site reveal a significant soybean yield improvement using the product with an increase of 9.8 bu/a over the highest yielding control.

 

Here is the link to a copy of the study report: WIU Soybean Study

Connecticut Garlic Farmer Shares Stunning Results Using Sumagrow

“I am once again looking forward to using your great product at my farm. The Field that had the Sumagreen Bio-enhancer “(SumaGrow)” simply outperformed the adjacent field where I did not use it. The difference was striking.

This is my third year ordering Sumagreen “(SumaGrow)” and I simply will not go without it.

Obviously, I tend the fields well and use blood meal and worm castings to enhance growth as well. But since I first started using this sumagreen            “(SumaGrow)” product I use less dolomite lime and less organic fertilizer.

I also observed that even after the garlic is harvested in mid July…the buckwheat I plant the first week of august does exceptionally well. It must be that the two applications of Sumagreen in the spring carry on the good work well through the simmer.”

Barry Butler
Fairfield Garlic Farm, CT

21.6% Improvement in Brix Level of Tomatoes in South Africa

First preliminary tomato results in South Africa: 30 days before harvest!

Brix (Sugar Content): Brix is the most important commercial indicator, because many cash crop producers are reliant on Brix % to determine the sale value of their produce. The preliminary Brix results are exciting – a 10% increase at this early stage indicates a projected final 20% uplift in Brix.

Size (weight): Estimated size increase of 40% is a fantastic early stage result. Further: the testing farmer estimates around 30% more tomatoes per plant!

Quality/Taste: The farmer reports that some of the untreated tomatoes were already dying, compared to the SumaGrow treated tomatoes, that were “looking great”.

Even at this early stage, the farmer indicated a clear positive difference in the taste of the SumaGrow grown tomatoes.

Tomatoes Update

4 weeks before the harvest the Bris measured 6.6% (well on its way to the projected over 7.5%) for SumaGrow treated tomatoes and 6.0% for control, representing then already a 10% improvement.

After a severe cold spell, at harvest the Brix measured 6.2% for SumaGrow treated and 5.1% for control, representing a 21.6% improvement.

“I was absolutely delighted when I discovered the Brix result. After a severe cold spell, I was expecting a major decline in the Brix levels, however, the SumaGrow treated tomatoes maintained its high Brix level beyond my expectation. This will affect my pocket in the best possible way, thank you SumaGrow!” – Christian Schutte

21.6% Improvement in Brix Level of Tomatoes

Wisconsin Farmer Increases Yield in Alfalfa and Sorghum

“Normal year for tonnage on my alfalfa I run 5-7 ton/acre and we usually get 3-4 cuttings. This field is already in it’s fifth year of production and I harvested 8 tons of alfalfa from it this year.  I applied Suma Green as per your recommendation ½ gallon at green up and ½ gallon every other cutting.  We took 5 cuttings off this year, which is almost unheard of in our part of the country.  Good weather at the end of the season certainly helped, but we still took off a ton per acre on the 5thcrop and it was 170 RFV quality feed.”

“I have a friend of mine that is looking at using some this year.  He is an organic dairy producer in Central WI and he like what he saw on my farm enough that he wants to give it a try this year.”

John Hilgart

SumaGrow Increased the Weight of Bell Peppers in Dominican Republic by 14.3%

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Farmers in the Dominican Republic conduced a test on their bell peppers.

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There was a 14.3% gram increase on the SumaGrow treated bell peppers. There was also increased foliage, increased root structure, all on top of the increased weight per fruit. The increase weight per fruit moved many of the peppers from a grade of small and very small to large and extra large resulting in a higher price per pound paid to the farmer, though no actual count was made

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The farmers also saved $293 by using SumaGrow instead of the normal fertilization.

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Carnations in Vietnam – 14,000 USD/Acre Profit Increase

A carnation flower farmer in Vietnam recognized the following benefits after using SumaGrow:

  1. Fewer plants died from root diseases, thus reducing replanting costs.
  2. Flowers have more vibrant colors and last longer after cutting, about 10 days compared to the normal 5 days.
  3. The stems are stronger, preventing the common drooping problem.
  4. Yield increased over 40%.

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A square meter of carnations produced around 180 flowers over its normal 18 month life. The average selling price at the farm is 1000VND. With an exchange rate of 20,800 VND to 1 USD (at the time) and 4000 square meter in an acre, a 40% yield increase works out to be: 13,846 USD. So the monetary value of the yield increase to the farmer is roughly 14,000 USD/acre over the 18-month life of the crop.

25% Yield Increase for Strawberries in Dominican Republic

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Trial results:

  • Plague and pest incidence reduced 90%
  • Yield increase of 25%
  • Strawberries were more firm and sweeter (higher BRIX, though it wasn’t measured)

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Kansas Beef Company Improves BRIX Levels of Forage Grass and Healthier Cows

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Dr. Allen Williams conducted a yearlong survey test with the TallGrass Beef Company, a Kansas based beef company that markets grass fed and grass finished beef to restaurants and high end supermarkets. Dr. Williams found that with the application of Bio Soil’s SumaGrow, the BRIX level of the forage grass rose from an average of “4” to an average of “14”, a significant increase.

Another benefit to this higher BRIX level was healthier cows. TallGrass saw their veterinary bills drop by $40,000 after they started using the Bio Soil SumaGrow product, Dr.Allen said. “Cattle weight went up, the cows were healthier and the cows with calves were lactating at a higher rate. Also, the calve were larger and healthier.”

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