The BioAg treatment, employing BioAgPhos, Soil & Seed, Balance & Grow and Fruit & Balance produced an 8% yield increase over the district practice control plot, and showed increased maturity permitting the option of earlier defoliation.
The BioAg treated crops yielded between 38 and 50 t/ha, depending on the site, achieving a 22-23% increase over the controls.
This trial demonstrates that the BioAg fertiliser applications offer multiple benefits in vegetable cultivation, such as a) increased yield, b) increased revenue and c) improved quality.
The aim of the trial was to determine the extent to which the application of BioAg bio-stimulants would enhance the effectiveness of the conventional fertilisers applied at sowing and whether an economic benefit would result. The BioAg treated crop yielded an extra 700kg/ha (12.7%) compared with the “control” and this produced an extra $168.55/ha in gross margin (37.7%) after taking into account the extra cost of the BioAg treatment.
BioAg program independent trial results 2010-2011. Crop: Chilli. Up to +17.4% yield increase above district standard practice.
The greatest increase in yield was observed in the treatments where BioAg Balance & Grow was applied by foliar application at the mid-tillering growth stage