A carnation flower farmer in Vietnam recognized the following benefits after using SumaGrow:
- Fewer plants died from root diseases, thus reducing replanting costs.
- Flowers have more vibrant colors and last longer after cutting, about 10 days compared to the normal 5 days.
- The stems are stronger, preventing the common drooping problem.
- Yield increased over 40%.
A square meter of carnations produced around 180 flowers over its normal 18 month life. The average selling price at the farm is 1000VND. With an exchange rate of 20,800 VND to 1 USD (at the time) and 4000 square meter in an acre, a 40% yield increase works out to be: 13,846 USD. So the monetary value of the yield increase to the farmer is roughly 14,000 USD/acre over the 18-month life of the crop.
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.
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).
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
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