Cotton in Tarboro, North Carolina: Yield Increase and Quality Increase

These results show the yield and quality increase on a 138 acre cotton farm in Tarboro, NC.  The cotton farmer also raises chickens so approximately 13 tons of chicken litter was applied.  A product containing SumaGrow was used on 65 acres with no additional fertilizer while the remaining 73 acres was treated with chicken liter, as well as 40 units of nitrogen and 25 units of sulfur fertilizer per acre.

HIGHER YIELD

The treated acreage averaged 1079.49 pounds per acres while the control acreage averaged only 915.58 pounds per acre, an increase of 16.92%.

HIGHER QUALITY

The Bale Analysis Report (link below) shows the quality of the cotton was substantially better than the control.  Higher grade, higher strength and a lower percentage of trash in the treated acreage cotton led to a price of 92 cents per pound for the farmer versus only 52 cents per pound on the control acreage, an increase of 77%.

RESULTS

Combing the higher yield with the higher quality price received, the farmer increased his revenues by 106% per acre ($989.55 vs. $480.20).  Actual bottom line profits would be an even greater percentage increase as all other expenses stayed the same, with the exception of the fertilizer expense, which was actually lower on the treated acres since no commercial fertilizer was used.

The farmer had previously told our distributor he would use SumaGrow next year on all of his soybeans, however, after seeing the results on his cotton; the farmer has now decided to not plant any soybeans, just cotton!

Here is a one page summary/cut sheet:

Tarboro NC Cotton One Page Cut Sheet

Cotton — Tarboro, NC — Bale Report Calculations

Edwards Cotton Bale Report — Tarboro, NC

 

Mink Pond Club Soil Improvement

Soil analysis reports are invaluable tools for farmers and gardeners. They contain a wealth of information that is vital when determining what treatment program is necessary for the crops before and after planting. Tim Foglio, manager of the Mink Pond Club, a 2500 acre hunting and fishing game park in Pennsylvania, has shared his soil analysis reports for the last two years.

Tim used SumaGrow for approximately three years in conjunction with his regular fertilizer and experienced really good results.  The good results made him curious as to how well SumaGrow would work if used without fertilizer. He decided to really test it and did without his usual fertilizer with continued good results.

The following charts show what crops were planted and what the Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC), pH, and Organic Matter (OM) was for last year, when available, and this year.

CEC is soil’s ability to hold and exchange nutrients and helps soils resist changes in pH in addition to retaining plant nutrients.

In a healthy balance of microbial proportions the pH of the soil will automatically stabilize at around 6.4 with SumaGrow, which is not only the “perfect soil pH” for organic/biological agriculture, but is also the ideal pH of sap in a healthy plant.

OM is the decomposed plant material in the soil that serves as a carbon source for the microbial community and nutrient bank for plant life above the ground.

The data from the Mink Pond Club provides excellent evidence that Bio Soil’s products act in a beneficial manner to help improve the soil quality over time.

Mink Pond Soil Analysis ComparisonMink Pond Soil Analysis Comparison 2

Tim Foglio, President of the Mink Pond Club wrote this testimonial:

“I would like to thank you and your company for making a product that actually does what it’s supposed to do.  There are a lot of products out there that claim “miracle results”; your product actually is a miracle!

Not only is it the easiest fertilizer to apply, but it is organic which makes it great for using on food plots near our lake and stream.  I can honestly say that [SumaGrow] is worth the money.  For the first time in eight years of growing food plots, our fields were lush and green, even in August!  I am so impressed after last year’s results that I am only using [SumaGrow] on my plots this year and have cut traditional fertilizers out completely.  I also look forward to using this because of the time-saving advantage of being able to mix my herbicides with it, which reduces compaction.

Once again, thank you for a great product.”

Happy growing,

Tim Foglio

 

Bananas in Ecuador — Hacienda San Fermin

A solid trial resulting in a 14.3% yield increase while reducing the grower standard amount of fertilizer by 50%.  The trial report also notes a huge increase in the soil organic matter which is the true test of soil health.

Ecuador Bananas Chart of Increase in Soil Organic Matter

 

Ecuador Bananas Hacienda San Fermin

The links below are to the original report in Spanish and to a Google Translate English version:

Ecuador – Bananas — Hacienda San Fermin — Spanish

Ecduador — Bananas — Hacienda San Fermin — Google Translated into English

Arise Research & Discovery: Corn Trial — Illinois

Arise Research is one of the few facilities which can accurately measure nitrate runoff.  Each plot is grown in a containment bay where there is a plastic lining on the bottom and sides.  There is also a piping system in the containment bay to collect the runoff which goes into a holding tank (58 in the photo below).  The water is collected from the holding tank where it can analyzed.

An interesting tidbit was reported in an email that there had been deer damage to the SumaGrown test plots where the deer were observed eating the SumaGrown plots and not the others.  This has been reported anecdotally several times; the animals instinctively know which crops are better (SumaGrown), likely due to the higher brix levels — better taste (higher in natural sugars) and higher nutritional value.

Arise Corn Trial Plot

Here is a link to the summary of the report and below that is the full report from Arise Research:

Arise One Page Summary Cut Sheet

Arise Research Nitrate Runoff Reduction Summary

Arise Research — 2012 Corn Report

Bananas in Ecuador — Valdivieso Farm

Bananas in Ecuador ITF Rodrigo Valdivieso

A controlled study by an independent third party documenting a yield increase of 13+% while reducing chemical fertilizers by 50%.

Original version of the report in Spanish:  Bananas in Ecuador ITF Rodrigo Valdivieso  and a Google Translate version in English Bananas in Ecuado ITF Rodrigo Valdivieso — Google Translate into English

Ecuador Bananas ITF