Carrot Farmer Achieves 28% Increase in Carrot Quality


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Value gained by Carrot farmer: big difference in quality

  • ExploGrow™ (SumaGrow) bio-organic fertiliser out-performed all the 5 Carrot farm lands on quality by +28.71% with a yield increase of +12.8% (on average)
  • Carrot quality: on average ExploGrow™ resulted in harvesting +12.88 tons per hectare more Carrots “fit for market”
  • Carrot yield: on average ExploGrow™ resulted in yielding +8.02 more tons per hectare
  • The market value of the additional ExploGrow™ Carrots “fit for market” added up to +R41,216.00 per hectare
  • Return on investment: 1,032%

Carrot Yield Improves With Explogrow Organic Bio Fertiliser

Carrot harvest data in tons per hectare (Increased yield)

Carrot variety: Verano

  • Untreated 68.97t/ha
  • ExploGrow™ treated 87.98t/ha

Increased yield: 19.01 tons per hectare =
+27.6% more carrots harvested

Carrot variety: Santorin

  • Untreated 48.25t/ha
  • ExploGrow™ treated 54.78t/ha

Increased yield: 6.56 tons per hectare =
+13.5% more carrots harvested

Carrot variety: Kendo

  • Untreated 68.16t/ha
  • ExploGrow™ treated 74.17t/ha

Increased yield: 6.01 tons per hectare =
+8.8% more carrots harvested

Carrot variety: Melodia

  • Untreated 58.48t/ha
  • ExploGrow™ treated 60.66t/ha

Increased yield: 2.18 tons per hectare =
+3.7% more carrots harvested

Carrot variety: Blank

  • Untreated 61.12t/ha
  • ExploGrow™ treated 67.50t/ha

Increased yield: 6.38 tons per hectare =
+10.4% more carrots harvested

On average ExploGrow™ (SumaGrow) out-performed every untreated Carrot farm land by 12.8% (8.02 tons per hectare), however there was a very big quality difference in terms of marketable Carrot quality.

The improved quality of the ExploGrow™ treated Carrots enabled the farmer to deliver +28.71%more Carrots “fit for market” compared with the untreated Carrots as illustrated below:

Harvesting Carrots Crop Data Measuring The Explogrow Organic Bio Fertilizer Effect In Hankey

Carrot Yield And Quality Improves With Explogrow Organic Bio Fertiliser

Marketable Carrots (quality fit for market versus crop damage)

The untreated Verano block showed signs of being quite infested with root pathogens. The quality of this block was by far the worst of the tested areas. This was in spite of conventional preventative action. The quality and yield of the carrots in ExploGrow™ treated Verano block is a triumph under these circumstances.

On this particular farm, the soils have high concentrations of crop damaging Root-knot Nematodes.

Carrot variety: Santoriu

  • Untreated 31t/ha
  • Treated 37t/ha

Carrot variety: Melodia

  • Untreated 53t/ha
  • Treated 54t/ha

Carrot variety: Blank

  • Untreated 54t/ha
  • Treated 58t/ha

Carrot variety: Kendo

  • Untreated 59t/ha
  • Treated 65t/ha

Carrot variety: Verano

  • Untreated 28t/ha
  • Treated 75t/ha

Differences in marketable crop quality after applying ExploGrow™

  • the ExploGrow™ (SumaGrow) treated lands out-performed all untreated Carrots lands
  • an additional +12.88 tons per hectare Carrots “fit for market” harvested (+28.71%)
  • the market value of the additional ExploGrow™ Carrots harvested equalled +R41,216.00 per hectare

Greece – Alfalfa, Tomatoes, Peppers, and Eggplants

The plants were in poor condition before the development period began, as seen to the right.Greece – Alfalfa, Tomatoes, Peppers, and Eggplants pic 1.png


Throughout the study conducted by Ergoefarmogi, the plants went from lifeless to thriving (seen below), and this was achieved without the use of fertilizer.


Over 60 days, faster and greater development and also intense flowering were observed. There was an increase in size and quality of the crops and an increased productivity from 30 to 80% per crop. An absence of fungus and other microorganism as well as various insects was observed. The plants were completely healthy throughout the duration of the development period. They were more alive, had vivid colors, and had visible difference in the size compared to those plants that had used conventional fertilizer. Their growth was also faster with better quality regarding their look and their taste. After the pruning during the productive seasons, they obtained branches and flowers and the production increases dramatically, and the fruit quality was evident in the excellent taste.

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With the alfalfa crop, at least 40-60% faster and greater growth was observed. Also greater productivity was shown by the intense dark green color, deeper roots system, denser and larger size of the plant.

Conservationists Find Sumagrow Improves Soil in Missouri

A study managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation
(MDC) was conducted with SumaGrow® on the Ionia Ridge
Conservation Area in Missouri. This 233 acre area lies within
the Hi Lonesome Focus Area for recovery of the greater prairie
chicken and native habitat for other grassland species. The
study on this area focused on interests in pursuing the potential
for soil microbial products to improve success of native tallgrass
seedling establishment and also to evaluate the effect on stand
persistence. This area was an active row crop and cattle grazing
farm prior to the acquisition by the Missouri Conservation
Department in 2008.

The main parameters of this study focused on the differences in
the physical and biological properties of the soil between control
and SumaGrow® treatment groups within the Conservation
Area: When comparing soil treated with a product containing
SumaGrow® with untreated plots, the treated soil experienced
a 15+ percent increase in soil moisture potential. How does this
benefit the grower struggling with drought or frustrated by
soggy soil? The benefit for both is that healthy soil holds water.


MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION FIELD TRIAL pics 2Rain and moisture are captured by the soil instead of remaining
on the surface to volatize off or run-off into streams and
waterways, most likely taking valuable top soil and nutrients
with it. For the grower who is struggling with muddy, over wet
soil, fertile ground dries out quicker as the water penetrates the
soil instead of remaining on the surface, slowing down planting
or damaging grasses and turf.

Additionally, the study found a 26 percent reduction in soil
compaction in the SumaGrow® treated soil. Reduced soil
compaction means that the soil is softer and more aerated, so plant roots can grow more easily and reach deeper to tap the
water and nutrients held within the subsoil.

In addition, this study found that SumaGrow® treated soil
contained a higher functional group diversity index in relation
to the microbial populations within the treatment areas.
This can be taken to mean that the SumaGrow® treated areas
had a more balanced microbial population, leading to more
productive soil in the end.

The mean functional group diversity indices for the treatment
groups were significantly higher for the SumaGrow® treated
groups. The 1 gallon per acre rate versus the control had the
highest mean functional group diversity (mean = 1.61, p = 0.0099*),
the 1/2 gallon per acre rate versus the control had the second
highest mean functional group diversity (mean = 1.56, p = 0.034*),
and there was no significant interaction between the SumaGrow®
treatment groups in relation to mean functional group diversity
(mean = 1.37, p = 0.47).


The mean fungal bacterial ratios for the treatment groups were
significantly higher for the SumaGrow® treated groups. The 1
gallon per acre rate versus the control had the highest mean
fungal bacterial ratio (mean = 0.27, p = 0.0029*), the 1/2 gallon
per acre rate versus the control had the second highest mean
fungal bacterial ratio (mean = 0.26, p = 0.0054*), and there was no significant interaction between the SumaGrow® treated groups
in relation to mean fungal bacterial ratios (mean = 0.15, p = 0.33).



In relation to soil compaction, measured in pounds per square
inch, the SumaGrow® treatment at 1 gallon (mean = 7.67 psi) and
½ a gallon (mean = 8.08 psi) per acre were significantly lower
than the control (p = < 0.0001) which had the highest pressure
readings (mean = 11 psi).

In relation to soil moisture, obtained from a moisture probe, the
SumaGrow® treatment at 1 gallon (mean = 61.67, p = 0.056) and
½ a gallon (mean = 62.5, p = 0.035) per acre were significantly
higher than the control which had the lowest moisture readings
(mean = 54.2).


Vietnam Flower Trial: Roses with Longer Stems and Bigger Buds

This trial was conducted on one year old “lotus variety” roses and the SumaGreen (SumaGrow) treated plants grew longer plant flowering stems and had bigger buds — 11.5% larger in 90 days.

Anecdotally, it was noted that there was “more color” and the color was “bolder.”

The difference was not as large on the three year “velvet” rose bushes, likely because the trial only lasted 90 days.

Vietnam Rose Trial:  Báo cáo kh-o nghi-m SM hoa h-ng

English Translation:  Roses Translated Báo cáo kh-o nghi-m SM hoa h-ng

California Strawberry Trial Conducted by Holden Research Concludes an Increase in Profit of $1185/Acre

This trial was set up to compare the growth and production effects from the use of a standard grower program to one enhanced with World Soil Solutions (SumaGrow) based products.

This trial indicated that the BRIX (SumaGrow) product had no negative effects to the growing crop or the grower’s irrigation system during the trial. The trial consisted of two test plots. The first test plot was Brix (SumaGrow) + 100% grower standard fertilizer. Test #2 consisted of grower standard fertilizer at 100% rate. The BRIX (SumaGrow) treated with 100% of grower standard fertilizer test plot showed a numerical advantage in whole plant weight and root weight. Significant differences were noted and observed in favor of the Brix (SumaGrow) treated plot as compared to the grower standard fertilizer. The Brix (SumaGrow) treated plot exceeded the grower standard plot in production by 203 flats.

The Brix (SumaGrow) treated plot showed a net increase to the growers bottom line of over $1185 per acre! The Brix (SumaGrow) test plot had a better market utilization ratio averaging 78.6% as compared to the grower standard at 75.4%. The Brix treated berries were heavier during the course of the season weighing at 29.6 grams and having a much higher brix level (natural sugars and nutrients, which equals better taste!) than the grower standard berries, while the grower standard weighted at 26.6 grams with a lower brix level. The Brix (SumaGrow) based program yielded positive returns to the grower by early season (February 24th), which continued to get better toward the end of the pick season (April 9th).

This trial could have yielded even more positive results if the proper SumaGrow protocol had been followed such as reducing the grower standard fertilizer to at least 50% instead of 100%.

Here is the actual report:  CA – Strawberries — Holden Research

Pennsylvania Golf Course Study on Turf Quality and Color

Golf course turf, particularly the greens, are about as near perfect turf as you can find.  To achieve the lush, green turf, golf courses spend a lot of time and money.  This independent trial was performed by Turfgrass Disease Solutions, LLC  — — comparing SumaGrow treatments with an 80% reduction in fertilizer to the normal golf course treatments.  In this situation, a tie could certainly be considered a win due to the savings in both time and money, however, SumaGrow actually performed better than the standard golf course treatment.

The purpose of the trial was to evaluate color and quality response to treatments of SumaGrow. In addition to the “untreated control ” area there were three other treatments:

  • SumaGrow (in the report called ReeCourse) Only – (2 gallon per acre initial treatment with 1 gallon per acre monthly thereafter).
  • SumaGrow (2 gallon per acre initial treatment with 1 gallon per acre monthly thereafter) plus a chemical fertilizer application at 0.05 pound nitrogen per 1,000 square feet (this is an 80% reduction in chemical fertilizer to the full treatment below).
  • Chemical Fertilizer Only at 0.25 pound nitrogen per 1,000 square feet alone (standard fertilizer was 28-8-18 as was used in the above treatment)

The trial period was five months running from June – November. Treatments were applied in June, July, August, and September with additional data gathered in October and November. Treatments were replicated five times in a randomized block design.

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The overall result was a clear increase in quality and color when SumaGrow was applied and compared to the untreated control.

When SumaGrow only was applied and when SumaGrow plus the chemical fertilizer was applied, the results were similar quality and color levels (i.e. there was no statistical difference) as the full treatment of the chemical fertilizer alone on random rating dates. SumaGrow with the fertilizer at 0.05 pound nitrogen per 1,000 square feet (80% reduction in chemical fertilizer) improved the color on all of the rating dates during the scheduled application program.

SumaGrow Golf Conclusions:

SumaGrow only or SumaGrow plus a chemical fertilizer (at an 80% reduced amount) generated similar results to that of the full chemical fertilizer alone treatment. Why is this significant? This means that use of SumaGrow can replace or significantly reduce the need for chemical-based fertilizer, thus reducing both treatment costs and chemical use, as well as application time.

The turf saw no injury or stress from the application of SumaGrow during the trial period.  Therefore, the product is not an agronomic risk to the turf.

SumaGrow plays an important role in reducing a golf course’s dependence on chemical-based fertilizer while maintaining the course’s color and quality expectations.  Golf course superintendents and management companies understand the need to implement “green” initiatives and “sustainability” practices in order to reduce the chemical footprint on the property and what runs off into waterways.  SumaGrow is an all-natural soil microbial products that help address and support these efforts.

Here is the complete report:

Turfgrass Disease Solutions Report on SumaGrow (ReeCourse)

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.


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%.


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%.


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