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.
- Plague and pest incidence reduced 90%
- Yield increase of 25%
- Strawberries were more firm and sweeter (higher BRIX, though it wasn’t measured)
Peppers and Strawberrys Dominican Republic-1
The plants were in poor condition before the development period began, as seen to the right.
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.
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.
The results of five months of testing at the LHOP Ranch in Independence, Kansas by the Tallgrass Beef Company showed SumaGrow achieving a greater Dry Matter (DM) yield increase in forage grass compared to two grower standard plots; one treated with an organic, liquid broiler litter (LBL) and the other with urea. The economic benefit of this DM yield increase was at least $390 per acre!
The DM yield increase using SumaGrow averaged 24% better than the average of the organic LBL and urea control paddocks. By the end of the 5th month, SumaGrow showed an average 49% yield increase compared to the LBL and urea treated paddocks.
In the Group 1 Treatment pastures, the DM yield from the SumaGrow treated pasture was 16% higher than the organic LBL treated pasture after one month, and 92% after two months, 71% after three months, 58% after four months, and 85% higher after five months. The DM yield from the SumaGrow treated pastures was 92% higher than the urea treated pastures after one months and 83%, 99%, 52% and 60% higher after months two, three, four and five.
Thus, the economic benefit per acre using SumaGrow ranged from $390 to $4104.
The results indicated that application of SumaGrow produced a consistent positive effect on plant growth and yield on both crops at each site. Higher rates of SumaGrow had a pronounced effect on vegetative growth while better effects on harvestable yield were achieved at a lower product rate of 3.8L/acre. These results support the recommendation of SumaGrow for use as a biofertilizer on horticultural crops in Kenya.
Tomatoes – the best effect of SumaGrow on plant height was achieved when the product was applied at the rate of 11.4 L/ha in combination with DAP at 100kg/ha at planting. This treatment has a mean plant height of 45.42cm in treated tomato plots at flowering state, compared to 28.17cm mean plant height in untreated control plots.
Significantly greater effects on yield were achieved in plots treated with SumaGrow in combination with DAP at planting. Application of SumaGrow during planting at the rate of 3.8 L/acre in combination with 100kg per acre of DAP produced the highest fruit yield per plant (4.31kg). This is in contrast to mean weights of 2.38kg per plant in the untreated control plots and 3.70kg per plant in the grower’s standard crop nutrition practice application of 200kg/acre DAP at planting. There was an 81.1% yield increase from the control plot to the SumaGrow treated plots.
Kenya — SUMAGROW TECHNICAL REPORT DRAFT
A trial was done on the effectiveness of SumaGrow on rice crops in Hlegu Township, Mynamar. Trial 1 was a control and Trial 2 was treated with a mixture of 1 gallon of SumaGrow (GrowPros) and 10 gallons of water. There was only one application of SumaGrow during the testing period.
Data was collected twice; the first time was exactly one month after planting. “The test data from SumaGrow treated T2 field showed impressive results, higher plant heights and more multiple stems at just month trial period.” The data shows Trial 2 producing a greater plant height of 55.2cm compared the Trial 1 (control) which had a plant height of 43.3cm. The number of multiple stems also varied between trials, with Trial 1 having 11.6, while Trial 2 had 14.4.
Data was collected again at harvest time. The table below shows that SumaGrow increased plant height, stem length, weight of seeds, yield per plot and yield per acre.
“It was apparent that applying Suma Grow with beneficial microbes to the field before planting was effective and helped grow stronger crops. “
“Comparing the results from the two trial fields T1 and T2 shows that the yield from SumaGrow treated field T2 is significantly better than non-SumaGrow treated Control field T1 in every important category of multiple stems, successful seeds, failed seeds, weight of 1000 seeds, and yields per acre. The test concludes that SumaGrow’ s produce is effectively beneficial to the health and crop productions.” The use of SumaGrow on the rice crops resulted in a 51.8% yield increase.
Grow Pros Rice Trial Result Report Myanmar
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