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1 NECESSITY of Fertilizer Reduction when using Products containing SumaGrow July 2013
2 Ne ` 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
4 To Obtain Higher Quantity, You Must Reduce Fertilizer To Obtain Highest Quality, You Must Eliminate Fertilizer
5 Tecomate Max-Attract 50/50 Plot NumberFertilizer Rate per Acre (lbs)SumaGrow Rate per Acre (gallons)Yield in Volume (lbs)13008.7527.0032008.5041009.255
7 Mississippi State U. -- Cilantro Fertilizer RateProduct w/SumaGrowTotal Weight%Change100%No2.40--Yes2.587.5%50%2.502.9818%
8 Holden 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
9 Holden Research – CA Tomatoes TreatmentYield inPoundsPercentIncrease100%Fertilizer53,600--75% Fertilizer+ SG56,0004.48%50% Fertilizer63,00017.54%
10 Mississippi State U. - Tomatoes Fertilizer RateProductw/SumaGrowTotalWeight%Change100%No72.7--Yes71.3-2%50%72.183.014%/15%
11 Big 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?
12 100% 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
14 Arkansas 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).
15 Arkansas 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).
16 Farmer comment: “On all our tests with 100% fertilizer the yields were lower.”
17 Cotton – North Carolina 76.9% Higher Revenue per baleBale Analysis Report Excerptand CalculationsTreatedBaleGrowerStandardGwtValue494$508$515$512$511$487$520$464$$510$519$476$492$
18 Arizona 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
19 Arizona 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).
22 Michigan 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
23 Other Crops – Same Results AlfalfaCabbageCantaloupeForage GrassesPumpkinRiceSoybeansStrawberriesSugar Cane
24 To Obtain Higher Quantity, You Must Reduce Fertilizer To Obtain Highest Quality, You Must Eliminate Fertilizer
27 Virginia 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).
28 Michigan State University Greenhouse Study Chlorophyll contentCROPSumaGrow+ 50% NPKOnly%IncreaseCorn40.347.417%Soybeans424711%GardenBeans39.646.1316%TomatoesClover*43.146.78%* Clover = Shoot Biomass
29 Manure + SumaGrow vs. Conventional Fertilizer in Tobacco SumaGrown Control
30 Tobacco - NCTobacco buyer states this was the biggest and best tobacco he had ever seen!
31 Nebraska 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).