Alongside the normal corn trials, SumaGrow® alone was tested against a control (no treatment) on corn silage. There was a 16.4 percent increase over the control resulting in over $3,000 profit for the farmer.
Illinois – Arise Research and Discovery
Arise Research and Discovery, a specialized testing facility in East Central Illinois, tested the effect a product containing SumaGrow® had on the production of corn. Corn production increased over 19 percent using a product containing SumaGrow® while reducing fertilizer 50 percent. The plots treated with a product containing SumaGrow® also had higher Formazan and Chloryphyll than the conventionally treated plots, 41.56 percent increase and 32.21 percent increase, respectively.
A field trial was conducted to determine how effective SumaGrow® was when used in conjunction with fertilizer as compared to corn treated with just fertilizer. The results were very encouraging.
Research on the effect of products containing SumaGrow® was conducted in Mississippi with Michigan State University on corn production. This was a no-till, double blind study conducted in southern Mississippi during extremely dry weather with no irrigation. Plots treated with a product containing SumaGrow yielded 61 more bushels per acre or a 25 percent increase in yield.
This organic corn trial demonstrates that when using a product containing SumaGrow®, producers can reduce fertilizer inputs- even in a high nitrogen demanding crop like corn- maintain crop performance and increase profits. The farmer increased his profits over $30 per acre by reducing fertilizer inputs by half and adding a SumaGrow containing product.
In this organic corn trial conducted by an independent crop consultant, corn yields increased by 21 percent when treated with a product containing SumaGrow® combined with a 50 percent reduction in fertilizer. Additionally, the producer increased his profit by 27 percent or $329 per acre.
These pictures came from a farmer growing corn in Austin, Texas when the lack of rain was affecting crop production. This farmer was using a product containing SumaGrow® on selected plots (pictured on left) and traditional fertilizer application on the remaining (pictured on right). Notice the gaps in the conventionally fertilized rows where seeds did not germinate. Also, notice the wilting leaves, and the yellow and brown leaves near the bottom of the stalk. The leaves at the bottom provide the nutrition to grow the stalk, so significant future growth is going to be difficult. The corn treated using a product containing SumaGrow® has healthy, darker green leaves and higher germination rates (no gaps in the rows) and is noticeably different than the untreated picture. It is difficult to tell that the stalk circumference is also significantly larger.
Steve Patterson, Broxton, Georgia
Field with SumaGrow® corn harvested yesterday. STOP. Yield for 10 acres with SumaGrow® over 9 percent greater than rest of crop. STOP. Net-net extrapolation: cost of SumaGrow® added, cost of fertilizer reduction subtracted/additional bushels per acre factored — If SumaGrow® had been used on entire corn crop, additional profit of $238,500 would have been realized. STOP. Significant areas of SumaGrow® acreage were washed away, meaning additional yield per acre would have been even GREATER. STOP. Prevailing wisdom re remaining middle GA crop expectations: peanut and cotton results will easily exceed those of corn. STOP. Extension agent, while walking peanut fields with Wayne yesterday, pulling many plants, was duly impressed with no fungicide applied, and particularly with size of SumaGrow® grown root balls, noted almost bemusedly, somewhat quixotically, and perhaps prophetically, “We’ll just have to see if this directly translates into yield increase.”(ALL pod count comparisons remain exceptional) STOP. Cotton looking great; non-irrigated cotton off charts. STOP. SumaGrown crops reportedly remain in state of quiescence, willingly letting results speak. STOP.