- Plague and pest incidence reduced 90%
- Yield increase of 25%
- Strawberries were more firm and sweeter (higher BRIX, though it wasn’t measured)
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.”
Four months after the first SumaGrow application (referred to as ExploGrow in report), the root system more than doubled.
The “more than doubling” of the root system enhances the plant’s ability to absorb nutrients, hence reducing chemical fertilizer requirements, reducing water needs by about 20% and makes the plant more resistant to extreme heat, cold/frost and typically increases the yield and the Brix dramatically.
After only four months, soil conditions already visibly improved compared with the control.
The average chlorophyll fluorescence in the SumaGrow treated plots came out at +46.1% increase, as compared with the average of the Control plots. The +46.1% increase in chlorophyll fluorescence correlates with the +32.56% increase yield. The chlorophyll fluorescence is an indicator of the improved leaf photosynthesis taking place in the plant, due to the enhanced activity of the beneficial microbes.
Sugar content (Brix) increased by +18.9%
At harvest the main SumaGrow area produced 114 tons/hectare which is in an increase of 28 tons/hectare (+32.56% increase)
Results after about a year:
In South Africa, and some nearby African countries, SumaGrow is marketed under the ExploGrow name. Here is a video of a potato trial, which increased the yield by 79% and the brix (natural sugars and nutrients) levels by 57%!
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