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
The following pictures were taken at Breckenridge Farms in Quitman, Mississippi. You can see a noticeable difference in the development of the vines. Where SumaGrow was used the vines of adjoining plants are full and meeting in the middle on the trellis. The untreated vines lack fullness and are not even close to meeting in the middle.
Last summer the treated vines produced over 4 tons per acre and untreated was only close to one ton per acre!
These grapes are juiced at a winery in North Carolina. In the southeast U.S., they are mainly eaten fresh and used to make jelly and home-made wine.
“The effect of SumaGrow on young varieties of muscadines has been proven to be significantly noticeable. After using once on half of a selected field of young plants we had a increase in growth of up to 50% per plant. SumaGrow has become part of our program to grow young plants faster. It not only enhances growth but also seems to improve the overall health of the plants.”
This vineyard was written up in the news: Breckenridge Vineyard News Article
Here is a link to one page summary: Muscadines_Breckenridge_Mississippi_Testimonial
Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc., the manufacturer of SumaGrow products, has won several awards from the State of Mississippi for exporting, including the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting, which is designed to recognize Mississippi companies for their success in maintaining or increasing export sales.
Due to Bio Soil’s exporting success, the company was asked to make a promotional video promoting the State of Mississippi:
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
Arthur Herrin, resident of Petal, Mississippi, heard about Bio Soil from a news story which aired on WDAM (a local NBC affiliate). When he planted his garden, he decided to treat it with only [SumaGrow]. This is what he had to say:
“After seeing a news article on TV about your product, I decided to give it a try. I have a raised bed vegetable garden in the back yard of my home. I’ve gardened this way for the last several years. It has always been a successful way to garden, but I have never had such dramatic results as I have seen since using [SumaGrow] only one time!
The plants are greener, healthier, and stronger than they have ever been. They are larger, and each plant is loaded with fruit.
I was very skeptical about the product in the beginning, but I believe it will be a very beneficial tool in gardening vegetables and flowers. All my plants have grown so green and so sturdy that I cannot wait to see the harvest. [SumaGrow] has made a believer out of me.
I have not used any commercial fertilizer at all and still have these great results using your completely organic product.”
Arthur Herrin, with one of the huge cabbages he grew, and Wayne Wade, company President.
This study started in February of 2013 on approximately 30 acres in Hancock County, Mississippi. ArborGen improved second generation Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda) seedlings were planted at the rate of 550 seedlings per acre. The seedlings were treated with a solution of water and varying amounts (2 oz. to 14 oz.) of SumaGrow by briefly placing the seedling roots in the solution, a “root dip.”
The treated seedlings are growing approximately one extra foot per year versus the control.
Below are progress reports in chronological order:
Forestry Seedling study 4-26-13
SumaGrow Southern MS Pine Trial — 2015 Update
June 2016 Pine Trial Analysis
October 2016 – SumaGrown Loblolly Pine Trial Summary