Vietnam Government/Farmer Co-op Perform Trial on Broccoli: 37.5% Yield Increase While Reducing Fertilizer 50%

With the advice and assistance of the National Fertilizer Testing Center and the Dat Viet Xanh Farmers’ Association, in collaboration with Gia Lam District, fertilizer trials were performed with EarthCare with SumaGrow Inside broccoli at Yen Vien Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi.

Vietnam Broccoli Trial rows

The plant height increased, fewer pests were noticed, soil organic matter increased 67.5%, and, of course, the yield increased 37.5% while the chemical fertilizer was reduced by 50%, which resulted in a net increase in profit of over $431/hectare (May 8, 2018 exchange rate).

38-percent-Yield-Increase-with-Earthcare-with-Sumagrow-inside-formula-for-Asian-Vegetable

The use of  EarthCare with SumaGrow inside reduced the urea nitrate residue in the broccoli.  This is an important criteria for evaluating the product as safe or not before being used.

This trial was supervised by Dr. Ngo Thi Dao, Former Head, Department of Soils University of Pedagogy in Hanoi, who is also the author of two books on agriculture.

The report also contains detailed soil analysis reports.

The original report is in Vietnamese, which was translated into English:  Vietnam Report in English — Broccoli

Mangoes in Ecuador Achieve Stellar Yield Increase of 42.7% to 51.5%

From the analysis carried out and the results obtained, it can be concluded that:  The best production result was seen in the T2 [SumaGrow plus a 50% reduction in fertilizer], which shows a double saving.  First, by increasing production by 51.5% and second by decreasing the use of chemical fertilizer by 50% • T3 (100% Genesis with SumaGrow) versus T1 (100% Chemical) shows an increase in production of 42.7% clearly showing the benefit of applying only (Genesis with SumaGrow) against traditional chemical fertilization.

T3 (100% Genesis with SumaGrow, no fertilizer) versus T1 (100% Chemical) shows an increase in production of 42.7% clearly showing the benefit of applying only (Genesis with SumaGrow) against traditional chemical fertilization.

Picture from Mango report

There was an amazing increase in the soil health as measured by the Organic Material:

Materia Orgánica del suelo %
INICIO FINAL
1,5 2,7

Here is the original report in Spanish (with pictures and graphs):

Ecuador — ITF RICABERTO (Mango)

A Google Translate version is available here without the pictures and graphs:

Ecuador — ITF RICABERTO (Mango) – English

Mississippi State University Trial Documents 13% Yield Increase in Soybeans While Reducing Fertilizer

From the report’s conclusion:  “Summa Grow (SumaGrow) at 1.0 gallons per acre did positively improve soybean performance (growth and yield) in low P2O5 and K2O soils despite having the recommended fertilizer rate reduced by 30%. This indicates that properly used, bio-stimulants can improve plant health and thereby improve yield. Even where no fertilizer was used, Summa Grow (SumaGrow) increased yield and performance of soybeans…”

This study is somewhat unique for a university study in that the study compared a product to both a Control and to a Grower Standard.  We have long maintained that the typical study (touted by many of our competitors) compares a product to a Control of nothing but soil.  This is NOT the real world.

Farmers want to know how a product will improve _their_ results in the real world.  This means comparing what they are presently doing, referred to as Grower Standard, to whatever is recommended using a new product, in this case SumaGrow.  While we believe the yield increase would have been higher than 13% if fertilizer had been reduced more than the 30% reduction used in this study, the 13% yield increase is a real world number which a farmer would have achieved since it compared what they are doing now to using SumaGrow with a reduction in fertilizer, which is recommended.  SumaGrow with zero fertilizer even out-yielded the Grower Standard.

For the record, when comparing the SumaGrow results to the Control, again, used by most of our competitors, the yield increase was 20% according to this study.

The full study can be accessed by clicking on this link:  Mississippi State University– Soybeans

 

 

 

SumaGrow Peer Reviewed Journal Article

This article was written by Dr. Lalithakumari Janarthanam who served for six years as our Director of Research & Development (now retired).  In the U.S., we are not allowed to make any biopesticidal claims, so the article title and abstract are copied here with a link to the article below, without comment:

Bioprotectant with multifunctional microorganisms: A new dimension in plant protection

ABSTRACT In the present investigations it is proved that the inoculation of multifunctional microbial formulation to the soil improves soil quality, soil health, plant health, growth, yield, and quality of a broad spectrum of crops reducing chemical fertilizer and pesticide input. These microbial populations consist of selected species including plant growth promoting rhizo-bacteria, N2-fixing bacteria, Phosphate solubilizers, phytohormone producers, plant disease suppressive bacteria and fungi. To make it very simple a different dimension as „Bio Protectant” is given in this presentation to the collective synergistic effects of beneficial microbes stimulating soil, plant and environmental health reducing chemical fertilizer and pesticide application. A healthy plant does not require unwanted, poisonous chemical pesticides. Review of literature is focused in multiple ways on the growth promoting ability along with the biological activity of beneficial microorganisms. The present SumaGrow-F2 formulation contains multi-functional Rhizobium species, Pseudomonas spp., Bacillus, and Trichoderma spp. The recorded novel benefits of SumaGrow-F2 formulation in the Green House and Field are discussed here as microbes increasing plant health, soil health, and root health of a broad spectrum of crops. Not only can it eliminate almost all insect infestations and reduce fungal or bacterial infection, it also creates a healthier environment for plant growth. The result is healthy crops with a corresponding increase in the yield of fruits or vegetables or grains. Modern trend is to look for inspiring intelligent multi-functional microbial Plant protectant or bio protectant for sustainable agriculture.

Here is the article:

Bioprotectant with multifunctional microorganisms – A new dimension in plant protection JBiopest

Texas Winter Wheat Trial Increased Net Profit 44.9%

This comparison test was conducted on 500 acres of Fannin Ranch, north of Dallas, Texas.  The field was divided in two, 250 acre sections, and planted with Red Winter
Wheat.  On one section, AgriBiotic Microbics with SumaGrow was applied shortly after planting in a single application.  The other section was treated with two applications of Ammonium Nitrate fertilizer.  The photos below were taken just before harvest in May.

Texas Winter Wheat treated with fertilizer

Texas Winter Wheat Treated with Brix Agribiotics

There is an obvious visual difference in the height and density of the two wheat fields. The grower reports that wheat heads on the SumaGrow wheat were significantly larger and yielded 36-40 seeds per head, compared to 30-34 seeds per head in the fertilized wheat.  Texas Wheat Trial Agribiotics Wheat Tillers

The results were overwhelmingly in favor of the AgriBiotic Microbic Products w/ SumaGrow.  Not only were input costs lower in treating the soil, but that section outperformed the other section by netting an average of 14 additional bushels per acre for a net profit increase of 44.9% per acre.

Click here for a two page summary with pictures:  Texas Wheat Trial — Brix Agribiotics

Grain Testimonials from Indiana, Michigan and Nebraska

“I am a no till farmer.  I had the best yield I have ever had on my corn, even with considering the cold and wet year we had.

SumaGroulx [SumaGrow] is easy to use.  I just sprayed with my round-up.  I used only 1/2 the amount of fertilizer on my corn this year too!  This is my 3rd year to use SumaGroulx [SumaGrow].  I now use it on my corn, soys and alfalfa’s.”

Kendall Leach
Millington, Michigan

 

“I purchased reclaimed woodland and found out that it would not produce.  In 2012, I planted soy beans on this field.  My results were only 18 bushels per acre and I lost money.  In 2013, I planted corn on the same field.  The results were only 118 bushels per acre and I had a tremendous loss.

I used SumaGroulx [SumaGrow] on my soys in the 2014.  The results were UNREAL.  I got 52 bushels per acre! Which is a difference of 34 bushels better than 2012!

In 2015, I planted corn on this field and I got 206 bushels per acre using SumaGroulx [SumaGrow], which was 88 BPA [bushels per acre] better than 2013!  My corn roots went down 3 feet in yellow clay. The land was better, less compacted, dried out faster, and had over all had better drainage.”

Kevin Schmitt

Haubstadt, Indiana

 

“We used SumaGroulx [SumaGrow] for 2 years.  Last year we used the SumaGroulx [SumaGrow] on corn, and this year on our soybeans.  Even with losing 42% of our crop this year, due to bad weather and hail twice, we still made 49 BPA!

Last year, the first year for our corn, we made well over 160 BPA. The corn had a real dark green color and super wide leaves. This will be my third year using SumaGroulx [SumaGrow], coming up, and we’re sure to have better numbers, as long as the weather cooperates.”

Stephen Mills
Greenwood, Nebraska

“We have been using SumaGroulx [SumaGrow] for the past 7 years.  We have stopped using commercial fertilizers.  We are amazed at our crop yield increase and plant size increase.  Even in extreme rain and drought, we seem to have the best fields around.”

Richard & Audrey Nellett
Akron, Michigan

“The decision to use SumaGroulx [SumaGrow] on my corn and soybean crop came after several years of debating whether to use it or not.  The idea of using SumaGroulx [SumaGrow] meant taking a risk and trying something different.  It took many years of seeing and hearing about SumaGroulx [SumaGrow] before taking the first step of trying some myself.  I was so happy to see that my yields were much better by using this product.  My soybeans were an average to 7 to 17 bushel better and my corn was 8 to 15 bushel better when I used SumaGroulx [SumaGrow].  I don’t have the expense of fertilizer now and I was so impressed that I became a dealer for SumaGroulx [SumaGrow].  I am so excited about the savings and yield increase that I want to share my knowledge and use of it with the farming world.”

Steve Koroleski
5 – K Ag Supply
Kinde, Michigan

 

Mississippi State University Study Validates SumaGrow Benefits, 16% Yield Increase in Irish Potatoes

Irish potatoes are of great economic and dietary value as a food-source worldwide ranking as the third most important food crop after rice and wheat.  Potatoes require high levels of fertilizer to produce high yields with marketable quality. However, in some countries fertilizer is very difficult to obtain and very expensive. Using SumaGrow would greatly reduce this need for, and cost of, fertilizers.  With SumaGrow, it has been shown that equivalent yields and growth can be obtained at reduced fertilizer rates when compared to full recommended fertilizer treatments.

In almost all trials, SumaGrow actually increases the yield compared to the existing grower standard — what the farmer is obtaining now using the best available technologies without SumaGrow.  In this particular trial, growing Red LaSoda Irish potatoes, “combined yields from the grading process at ten days following harvest showed the same results where the SumaGrow treatments were as much as 2,509 Lbs/acre greater than the 100% fertilizer treatment without SumaGrow.”  This equates to a 16% yield increase.

Additionally, “at harvest criteria did show the strengths of the SumaGrow product in reducing fertilizer rates, hence reducing input costs and minimizing environmental hardships.”  Better plant health and vigor, as well as higher brix levels were also noted.

Here is the link to a copy of the study report: Mississippi State U — Irish Potato