BioAg Cropping Trial Foreward

This is a summary of the outcomes of a three-year independent cropping trial program conducted by AgriCenter International and using BioAg biostimulants (liquid microbial fermented cultures).

BioAg Pty Ltd is an Australian owned and operated company that formed in 1999 and is based in the Riverina/Murray Irrigation Area of NSW.

BioAg products consist of a range of solid phosphate fertilisers and a range of liquid biostimulants. All products, both solid and liquid, utilise a variant of broad spectrum liquid microbial fermented culture in order to improve the efficacy of what would otherwise be a traditional agricultural production input.

Research and development of BioAg biostimulants commenced in the 1990’s with the aim of producing a suite of products that reduced the environmental impact of fertiliser practices without compromising production. The first of the current suite of products was made available in 2000.

About these cropping trials

These aim of these trials was to measure the effect of adding BioAg biostimulants Soil & Seed (S&S), Balance & Grow (B&G), and Fruit & Balance (F&B) to the district standard fertiliser practices for corn, cotton and soybean.

Both corn and cotton replications measured additional treatments that involved reducing the amount of nitrogen applied through the district standard practice by 15%.

The trials were conducted by AgriCenter International in order to produce independent, applied, scientifically sound research and results. AgriCenter International (www.agricenter.org) is a not-for-profit organisation based in Memphis, Tennessee that provides economic development and improved quality of life by facilitating agricultural research activities.

This is a summary of the results of the trials conducted each year from 2013 to 2015. For the full trial reports, contact BioAg or visit www.bioag.com.au.

Corn

STUDY DESIGN Randomised complete block
SITE TYPE Field
SITE TYPE Field
PLOT AREA 300-750 ft2
TREATMENTS 4-6
REPLICATIONS 4-5

Treatments

CONTROL District Standard practice for corn
BA# District Standard Practice for corn + 15-17l/ha of a combination of S&S, B&G and F&B.
BA# (LESS 15%N) District Standard Practice for corn less 15% N + 15-17l/ha of a combination of S&S, B&G and F&B.

Results

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Cotton

STUDY DESIGN Randomised complete block
SITE TYPE Field
PLOT AREA 378-1600 ft2
PLOT DIMENSIONS 8-12.6ft x 30-200ft
TREATMENTS 4
REPLICATIONS 4

Treatments

CONTROL District Standard practice for cotton
BA# District Standard Practice for cotton + 9-17l/ha of a combination of S&S, B&G and F&B.
NB: BA#1 (2014) utilised S&S only.
BA# (LESS 15%N) District Standard Practice for cotton less 15% N + 18l/ha of a combination of S&S, B&G and F&B.

Results

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Soybean

STUDY DESIGN Randomised complete block
SITE TYPE Field
PLOT AREA 1600 ft2
PLOT DIMENSIONS 8-10ft x 30-200ft
TREATMENTS 4
REPLICATIONS 4

Treatments

CONTROL District Standard practice for soybean
BA# District Standard Practice for soybean + 13.8l/ha of a combination of S&S, B&G and F&B.
BA# District Standard Practice for soybean + 16.2l/ha of a combination of S&S, B&G and F&B.

Results

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