[highlight]For the second year in a row, BioAg sent their yield enhancing liquid products to the US for independent, replicated field trials on row crops, and again have experienced success.[/highlight][gap size=”1.313em”]
Positive yield increases above the district standard practice resulted from all treatment regimes, including regimes that featured reducing applied nitrogen by 15%.
Yield increases were on average 16.5% with yield increases of up to 42.5% obtained with a cotton treatment.[pullquote cite=”from peer review by Dr Bert Quin, Quin Environmentals” type=”right”]“…there is no doubt that the BioAg program increases yields…which carried over into significant financial returns”.[/pullquote]
Replications where nitrogen inputs were reduced by 15% from the standard practice resulted in yield increases on average of 24.4%.
The 2014 results come on the back of those received in 2013 where yield increases of 27% in corn, 13.2% in cotton, and 36.3% in soybean were experienced.
Having completed two years of trials in the US, BioAg’s average yield increase overall was 17%.
The 2013 trial results received peer review from Dr Bert Quin of Quin Environmentals who said “…there is no doubt that the BioAg program increases yields…which carried over into significant financial returns”.
The 2014 results strengthen what was already a good year for BioAg after one of its customers took out the Macquarie Valley Cotton Top Yield award for 2014.
Anton Barton, Managing Director of BioAg said “BioAg and its customers did not really need more trial results”.
“We have had successful products since first releasing them in 1999 and we have customers that have been with us since that time”, said Barton.
“The main aim of obtaining further trial results was to highlight to the broader market that BioAg manufactures and supplies products that are complementary to the traditional acid-based water-soluble fertilisers, and that are producing excellent results in improving the effectiveness of programs and reducing the risk of unwanted environmental pollution from overuse of soluble fertilisers”, said Barton.
John Hill, Technical Sales Manager at BioAg said “BioAg products hold great promise for Australian primary producers”.
“These US trials were conducted in the heartland of modern agriculture, and to produce such large responses above the standard practice for that area is a real achievement”, said Hill.
“BioAg technology not only has the potential to produce more with fewer inputs, but can also increase the sustainability of Australian farm-land”, said Hill.
Founded in 1999, BioAg has manufactured and sold a growing range of inoculated reactive phosphate based fertilisers as well as a liquid range that improves the performance of fertiliser regimes, while improving the health and performance of soils and crops.
Based at Narrandera, NSW BioAg manufactures its liquid range in its state of the art facility on the outskirts of the town, while its solids range is manufactured in its quarry facility near Geelong, Vic.
BioAg exports to NZ and the UK and is currently talking with distributors in other international markets.

Trial reports

2014 BioAg Cotton Replicated Trial Report
2014 BioAg Soybean Replicated Trial Report

More information

Peer review by Dr B Quin of the 2013 independent, replicated field trials from the US.
Corn trial report – 2013 US trials
Cotton trial report – 2013 US trials
Soybean trial report – 2013 US trials