PLANT HEALTH

PLANT HEALTH

PRACTICAL, SAFE & AFFORDABLE

  • Easy Application: Can be injected in watering system, sprayed, micro-jet, etc.
  • Safe: Non-toxic, all natural, plant sourced, biological active formulation
  • Economical: Enhances most any fertilizer

 

WHAT IS THE OPPORTUNITY

  • Improve crop harvests?
  • Reduce the cost of fertilizer?
  • Reduce contamination to soil & water?
  • Produce chemical-free, nutrient dense foods?

PLANT TREATMENT BENEFITS

  • Increased harvests
  • Enhanced growth rate
  • Earlier harvests
  • Deeper green color
  • Heavier stocks
  • Heartier plants
  • Larger plants
  • Larger fruit
  • Superior flavor
  • Higher nutrient value

AGRICULTURAL Trials - TOMATOES

Field Trial

Field Results

Garden Trial

Celebrity

Early Girl

Giant Pear

Nutrition Test #1

Nutrition Test #2

Field Trial Comparison

  • Combination of treatments and fertilizer
  • Conducted by commercial growing professional

 

Structured Field Test - 2013

  • Plantation Manager in South Florida set up field trial to compare & record solution results on tomato crop
  • Tomatoes chosen as subject because of relatively quick results

Structured Field Test - 2013 (cont.)

  • Set up detailed comparison & results
  • Used Celebrity & Better Bush varieties testing
  • Compared 10 tomato plants
  • All plants watered in solution
  • Plants different based on types of fertilizer used
  • Included control (no fertilizer), and 3 combinations of fertilizer

Structured Field Test Results

  • Early Girl tomato plants produced higher harvest out-put
  • Total harvest was more than 100 ripe tomatoes / plant
  • Plant stocks were noticeably heartier
  • Brix slightly higher than control grown in same soil/conditions
  • Harvest volume was comparable to plants fertilized with  very expensive mineral mix
  • Treatment cost per plant for solution is only 1/10 cost of premium mix

Garden Comparison

  • Backyard gardener monitors results for season
  • Results on 2 types of tomato plant
  • Nutrition test reports

 

Garden Field Test - 2013

  • Avid tomato grower – mid-West USA
  • Had used solution in 2012
  • Experienced strong harvest counts
  • Raved about flavor of tomatoes

Garden Field Test - 2013 (cont.)

  • 2013 - planted multiple plants of 2 tomato plant varieties
  • Treated one tomato plant variety with solution in water
  • Treated 2nd tomato plant variety with solution in water PLUS a weekly foliar spray of solution & minerals

Tomatoes - Celebrity Variety

 

Application Method: Solution diluted in water

 

Results

  • First harvest was 29 ripe tomatoes
  • 2nd week – harvest was 18
  • 12/week for next 3 weeks
  • 6-8/week till frost came

Results (cont.)

  • Produced tomatoes the size of grapefruit
  • Weighed 1.5 to 2 lbs
  • Flavor described as “incredible”
  • Nutrition value tested higher

Early Girl Variety

 

Application Method

  • Plants watered with solution in water
  • Weekly foliar spray with solution + minerals

 

Results

  • Plants grew as high as  8’ tall
  • One plant produced 99 tomatoes in one week
    • Next week it produced 25 tomatoes
    • Produced 12-15 ripe tomatoes till frost
  • The average size of these tomatoes were about the size of a baseball

Early-Girl Harvest - 27 Jumbo Tomatoes

"Giant" Pear Tomato Plant

  • “Giant” Pear Tomato Plant (yellow)
  • Not part of test but located near-by
  • Received solution treated water
  • At maturity – measured 12’ across
  • No extra fertilizer added
  • Stalks much larger and more robust than “normal”
  • Estimated count of 450 tomatoes on plant at one time

Tomato Nutrition Test #1 - December 6th 2012

  • Test tomatoes sent to lab for nutrition testing
  • Control based on FDA tables for average tomato nutrition values

 

Test Results:

  • Iron - .7 mg/100g  (64% higher)
  • Sodium– 14.8 mg/100g (60% higher)
  • Vitamin C – 9.0 IU/100g (860% higher)
  • Fiber – 1.9 mg/100g (58% higher)
  • Protein - .9 %(wb)  (6% higher)

Tomato Nutrition Test #2 - September 27th 2013

  • Test tomatoes sent to lab for nutrition testing

 

Test Results:

  • BRIX – 5.1 (24% higher)
  • Sodium – 2.0 g. mg/100g (400% higher)
  • Vitamin C – 9.0 mg/100g (900+% higher)
  • Vitamin A – 119 IU/100g (18% higher)

AGRICULTURAL TRIALS - VEGETABLES

Watermelon

Cucumbers

Squash

Broccoli

Cabbage

Pole Beans

Peppers

Gourds

Vegetable Variety: Jubilee Variety Watermelon

 

Application Method: Foliar spray & water solution plus minerals

 

Results:

  • Deeper rich green color leaves
  • Larger (thicker) runner stalks
  • Larger melons
  • Sweeter: Testing 1 full BRIX point higher
  • Harvest count remained about the same

Vegetable Variety: Pickling Cucumbers

 

Application Method: Foliar spray & water solution plus minerals

and prilled minerals in soil

 

Results:

  • Slower to bloom than untreated plants
  • Once a cucumber sprouted, it grew much quicker
  • Cucumbers matured in 16 hours (sprout to mature)

Vegetable Variety: Crookneck Squash

 

Application Method: Foliar spray & water solution plus minerals

 

Results:

  • Bigger leaves, bigger plants
  • Darker, richer green leaves
  • Plant grew faster but bloomed a bit later
  • Produced beautiful quality product squash
  • Harvest about double count that of untreated plants

Vegetable Variety: Broccoli

 

Application Method: Foliar spray & water solution plus minerals

 

Results:

  • Deeper richer green color
  • After initial harvest – reproduced multiple plumes after first harvest
  • 1st harvest – normal
  • Each subsequent plume was slightly smaller (reducing each time)

Vegetable Variety: Cabbage

 

Application Method: Solution injected into water supply

(low concentration)

 

Results:

  • Deeper rich green color than other plants
  • Bigger head – described as size of a basketball
  • When head harvested – a second grew in its place (slightly smaller)

Vegetable Variety: Pole Beans

 

Application Method: Foliar spray & water solution plus minerals

 

Results:

  • Deeper rich green color
  • Heartier stock
  • Vine grew much faster
  • Bigger pods
  • Bigger harvest – estimated 25% more pods
  • Larger beans inside

Vegetable Variety: Banana Peppers

 

Application Method: Foliar spray & water solution plus minerals

 

Results:

  • After first treated, plant looked weak & wilted
  • Soon after, came to life
  • Leaves turned a deeper green color
  • Plant got bigger and heartier
  • Produced peppers for 6 months (June to Dec ‘13)
  • Produced 4 – 10 quart buckets of peppers in total

Vegetable Variety: Gourds

 

Application Method:

  • Foliar spray & water solution plus minerals
  • Water injection

 

Results:

  • Larger leaves
  • Heavier vine
  • Approximately double the harvest of untreated plants

Bermuda Grass

Clover

Rice

Soybeans Field Trial

Soy Background

Soy Results

Grass or Grain Variety: Bermuda Grass

 

Application Method: Foliar spray & water solution plus minerals

 

Results:

  • Deeper, richer green color
  • Taller blades
  • Heartier roots
  • Longer runners
  • Estimated increase yield of 15–20%

Grass or Grain Variety: Clover

 

Application Method: Foliar spray & water solution plus minerals

 

Results:

  • Bigger leaves
  • Deeper color
  • Grew faster
  • Grew taller

Grass or Grain Variety: Rice (without arsenic)

 

Results

  • Field tests of rice crops
  • Non-toxic substitute for arsenic - snail control
  • Eliminated arsenic in harvested rice crop
  • Reduced wait time between crops

 

 

BONUS: Reduced mosquito population

 

 

 

 

  • Arsenic pollution to area
  • Increased harvest by 15%
  • Reduced costs by 20%
  • Also reduced mold & fungus

Grass or Grain Variety: Soy Beans

 

Application: Experimental Crop Fertilizer Treatment – Summer 2013

  • 1000 acre soybean farming operation
  • 33 acre test plot – soil on edge of large field described as poorer
  • Conditions for summer 2013 – area classified as extreme drought conditions
  • Foliar spray applications at bloom start, final bloom and bean start
  • 1st application – 12 gallons used in 750 gallon spray tank
  • 2nd application – 16 gallons used in 750 gallon sprayer
  • 3rd application – 12 gallons used in 750 gallon sprayer

Application (cont.)

2013 - Untreated (control) (see photo - plant on right)

  • Pod count on control plant in photo = 31 pods
  • Actual harvest count - 32 bushels / acre
  • Most pods = 3 beans

 

2013 – Treated – (see photo - left and middle plants)

  • Pod count on plant in center plant in photo = 208 pods
  • Actual harvest count – 58-62 bushels / acre
  • Most pods = 4 beans

Background

Historic crop yield for soy beans for this farm (normal conditions) 45 bushels / acre

  • Average yields in region for 2013 between 30 – 35 bushels / acre
  • 2013 yield for 1000 acre farm (apart from 33 acre test area) 30 – 35 bushels / acre

Grass or Grain Variety: Soy Beans

 

Results

  • Historic crop yield for soy beans for this farm (normal conditions) 45 bushels / acre
  • Average yields in region for 2013 between 30 – 35 bushels / acre
  • 2013 yield for 1000 acre farm (apart from 33 acre test area) 30 – 35 bushels / acre
  • 33 acre test plot yielded crop of 58 - 62 bushels / acre (in extremely dry conditions)
  • The only difference was 3 spray treatments of solution fertilizer formulation

Strawberries

Peach Trees

Pecan Trees

Banana Trees

Dewberries

Fruit Variety: Strawberries

 

Application Method: Foliar spray & water solution

 

Results:

  • Application shocked plant – plant wilted for 3 – 4 days
  • Came back with new growth, greener leaves, more fruit
  • Fruit harvest berry count – very little change berries were larger
  • Berries were sweeter – BRIX score was .5 higher

Fruit Variety: Peach Trees

 

Application Method: Solution injected into water supply (low concentration)

 

Results:

  • Produced peaches 11.1 % larger in diameter & weight than previous year on the same young tree

Fruit Variety: Pecan Trees

 

Application Method: Solution injected into water supply (low concentration)

 

Results:

Produced pecans approximately 1/3 bigger than near-by trees that were getting untreated water

 

 

Fruit Variety: Banana Trees

 

Application Method:

  • Formula used to inject into tree trunks to treat infections
  • Formula also used as spray treatment for wilting leaves

 

Results:

  • Injections have proven effective in healing over blemishes on tree trunks
  • Spray treatments have stopped spread of leaf issues and prompted new growth

Fruit Variety: Dewberries

 

Application Method: Nutrient solution applied to plants

 

Results:

  • Produced larger berries and higher berry count per plant

AGRICULTURAL TRIALS - GRASS & GRAIN CROPS

AGRICULTURAL TRIALS - FRUITS

AGRICULTURAL TRIALS - FLOWERS

Tulips

Chrysanthemums

Hydrangeas

Vegetable Variety: Jubilee Variety Watermelon

 

Application Method: Treated with solution in watering system

 

Results:

  • Stalks were a much deeper color
  • Mature time about same
  • Bloomed 3 to 5 days sooner

Vegetable Variety: Pickling Cucumbers

 

Application Method: Treated with solution in watering system

 

Results:

  • Stalks were a much deeper color
  • Plant mature time about same
  • Bloomed 3 to 5 days sooner

Vegetable Variety: Crookneck Squash

 

Application Method:

  • Several plants micro-misted with irrigation system
  • Injected a 1 to 2500 dilution

 

Results:

  • Bulk of plants – watered same way – no injection (control group)
  • Grew quicker, taller, matured 3–5 days sooner than others planted
  • They were a deeper green and much heartier looking plant

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