The trial showed that the use of a slow release fertiliser based on “reactive phosphate rock” as used in BioAgPhos® and Superb® has a cumulative effect over time. Continual applications either annually or biennially work to improve pasture dry matter production.
8.3 t/ha yield achieved after stock grazed on the crop in August. +17% yield increase above the control
Yield increases of 39% over three years. Ciampa Produce, which annually grows more than 12,000 tonnes of onions has increased average yields from 80 tonnes/ha to 111 tonnes/ha over three years.
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.