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1NECESSITY of Fertilizer Reduction when using Products containing SumaGrow July 2013
2Ne ` ces ` si ` ty (noun)Something essential, especially a basic requirement
3“Every chemical-based pesticide, fumigant, herbicide and fertilizer tested, harms or outright kills some part of the beneficial life [microbes] that exists in the soil...” Dr. E. Ingham, 2002, Soil Food Web, Oregon State University Currently at the Rodale Institute
4To Obtain Higher Quantity, You Must Reduce Fertilizer To Obtain Highest Quality, You Must Eliminate Fertilizer
5Tecomate Max-Attract 50/50 Plot NumberFertilizer Rate per Acre (lbs)SumaGrow Rate per Acre (gallons)Yield in Volume (lbs)13008.7527.0032008.5041009.255
7Mississippi State U. -- Cilantro Fertilizer RateProduct w/SumaGrowTotal Weight%Change100%No2.40--Yes2.587.5%50%2.502.9818%
8Holden Research – CA Peppers TreatmentYield inPoundsPercentIncrease100%Fertilizer33,700--75% Fertilizer+ SG42,17525.15%50% Fertilizer36,3007.72%*25% Fertilizer43,02527.67%Zero FertilizerSG Only41,37522.77%*Results effected by chemical drift
9Holden Research – CA Tomatoes TreatmentYield inPoundsPercentIncrease100%Fertilizer53,600--75% Fertilizer+ SG56,0004.48%50% Fertilizer63,00017.54%
10Mississippi State U. - Tomatoes Fertilizer RateProductw/SumaGrowTotalWeight%Change100%No72.7--Yes71.3-2%50%72.183.014%/15%
11Big Mistake!! 10,800 Acres x 1 gallon x 4 crops = 43,200 gallons/year @ 2.5 gallons/acre = 108,000 gallons/yearPlus another 40,000 acres…Your profit/commission per gallon?
12100% Fertilizer compared to 100% fertilizer with a SumaGrow product – ARKANSAS COTTON100% Fertilizer870 Pounds+ SG772 Pounds100% Fertilizer compared to 100% fertilizer with a SumaGrow product –11.2% NEGATIVE YIELD
13Arkansas Cotton Trial Cut Fertilizer, Yield goes UP 5.2%! 1203
14Arkansas Cotton Trial Plant Boll Rot Tap Root Treatment Height (in) No. Bolls (#)Bolls/Plant (#)Length (in)100%Fertilizer42.00b15.40b1.20b10.50bSG + 50% Fertilizer49.20a18.60a0.00a12.16aa,b Within a column, means without a common superscript differ (p<0.05).
15Arkansas Cotton Trial Soil Plant Treatment Brix (%) Nitrates (ppm) 100% Fertilizer7.60b150b2000bSG + 50% Fertilizer13.00a210a2500aa,b Within a column, means without a common superscript differ (p<0.05).
16Farmer comment: “On all our tests with 100% fertilizer the yields were lower.”
17Cotton – North Carolina 76.9% Higher Revenue per baleBale Analysis Report Excerptand CalculationsTreatedBaleGrowerStandardGwtValue494$508$515$512$511$487$520$464$$510$519$476$492$
18Arizona Watermelon Trial Planted Abbott & Cobb #7167 at 1,000 plants/ac.Furrow irrigated.Treatments (20 ac each):SG + 90N, 46P, 74KSG: 0.5 gal/ac pre-plant & 0.5 gal/ac at fruit set.138N, 46P, 74K
19Arizona Watermelon Trial SoilMelonTrtBrix (%)Nitrate (ppm)100% F9.33b210b48.67bSG+ 65% N, 100% P,K12.67a250a57.33aa,b, Within a column, means without a common superscript differ (p<0.05).
22Michigan Farmer Obtains 40% Yield Increase with 50% Reduction in Fertilizer 227 bushels/acre with SumaGrow and 162 bushels/acre for control.Increase of 65 bushels x $5.50NET PROFIT INCREASE OF $357.50/acre (Yield benefit only)Corn plant approx. four weeks old
23Other Crops – Same Results AlfalfaCabbageCantaloupeForage GrassesPumpkinRiceSoybeansStrawberriesSugar Cane
24To Obtain Higher Quantity, You Must Reduce Fertilizer To Obtain Highest Quality, You Must Eliminate Fertilizer
27Virginia Forage Trials Average 15 Fields TreatmentSoil NO3(ppm)Plant NO3Brix (%)DMYield(lb/ac)NPK24.67a323.33b6.00b3050b1 gal/ac SG31.29c431.43c7.43a3381cPercentageIncrease26%33%23%10%a,b,c Within a column, means without a common superscript differ (p<0.05).
28Michigan State University Greenhouse Study Chlorophyll contentCROPSumaGrow+ 50% NPKOnly%IncreaseCorn40.347.417%Soybeans424711%GardenBeans39.646.1316%TomatoesClover*43.146.78%* Clover = Shoot Biomass
29Manure + SumaGrow vs. Conventional Fertilizer in Tobacco SumaGrown Control
30Tobacco - NCTobacco buyer states this was the biggest and best tobacco he had ever seen!
31Nebraska Soybean Trial – R1 RootTap RootTreatmentNO3 (ppm)Brix (%)Nodules (No)Length (in)PlantHeight (in)Control260a5.75a22.57a7.85a18.00aSumaGrow290b6.00b28.70b11.79b23.00bPercentage Increase11%4%27%50%a,b Within a column, means without a common superscript differ (p<0.05).