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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On one plot they used their normal fertilization and on another they only used SumaGrow with no added fertilizers.SumaGrow Increased the Weight of Bell Peppers in Dominican Republic by 14.3% pic 3

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 – $13,000 t/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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SumaGrow Improves BRIX Levels

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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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SumaGrow Increased Mean Height by 35.5%

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The following results are from a study which was conducted by Dave Ringuette, a Professor at University Hawaii Windward Community College. He studied the effects of a SumaGrow (SG) product on Cacao. The only difference in the plant treatment was the SG product.

 

  SumaGrow Water
Start Mean height: 5.9 inches

SD 0.2

Mean height: 6.5 inches

SD 0.5

End Mean height: 12.6 inches

SD: 4.3

Mean height: 9.3

SD: 2.3

The SumaGrow treated plants had a mean height of 12.6, while the control plants had a mean height of 9.3 inches, so SumaGrow increased the mean height by 35.5%

Professor Ringuette noted the water only plants had approximately 15% more mealy bug and beetle damage.

Organic Cabbage Study From Rutgers University – 23% Head Increase and 14% Brix Increase

Here are the results from a study done at Rutgers University by Professor Joseph R. Heckman, on growing cabbage. At Hort – 3 Veg Research Farm, the SumaGrow heads were 23% larger. The average of the brix content overall favored the SumaGrow heads by an average of 14%.