Huma Gro® Nutrient and Fumigation Replacement Program Increases Strawberry Yields 97%

Conducted by: Pacific Ag Research
Huma Gro® Products: Ultra-Precision™ Blend (Fresca CA Strawberry Mix), Promax®, and Zap®

OBJECTIVE
This field trial assessed the effects on strawberry yields of replacing field fumigation with periodic applications of Huma Gro® Promax® and Zap® and replacing a grower’s standard fertilizer program with irrigation-applied Ultra-Precision™ blended liquid Huma Gro® crop nutrition products.

CONCLUSIONS
This trial and others demonstrate that the use of Huma Gro® Promax® and Zap® can achieve high yields on Portola strawberries in California, even without traditional fumigation. Treatments with Promax® and Zap®, which were applied via irrigation, have the advantage over traditional fumigation in that they are nontoxic, have no reentry interval, and could be applied at any time during the growing season. This is a tremendous advantage over traditional fumigation.

This trial also demonstrates that the Huma Gro® Ultra-Precision™ blend of liquid fertilizers applied through irrigation resulted in yields superior to the grower’s standard fertilizer program. The combination of Huma Gro® Ultra-Precision™ blend of liquid fertilizers plus the Huma Gro® fumigation replacement products of Promax® and Zap® (Treatment 1) increased yields by 97% over the control (Treatment 3).

Figure 2 and Table 1 demonstrate that for the two trials that used PicClor preplant field fumigation (Trial 2 and Trial 3), weekly yields began dropping off at week 11/6, while the trials that replaced preplant field fumigation with periodic applications of Promax® and Zap® (Trial 1 and Trial 4) continued to produce at relatively high levels until the end of the season.

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BHN’s Fertilgold® Organics Earns OMRI-Listing for 21 Products

Fertilgold® Organics, a brand of organic fertilizer products from Bio Huma Netics, Inc. (BHN) headquartered in Gilbert, Ariz., has achieved Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) listing for 21 initial products. Of these, 13 OMRI-listed liquid crop nutrition products are based on the company’s proprietary nutrient carrier, Micro Carbon Technology®, which carries nutrients to plants more effectively than traditional organic nutrition products.

OMRI-Listed Fertilgold® Organics products currently include:

  • Fertilgold® N-5.5 (liquid: nitrogen)
  • Fertilgold® NK (liquid: nitrogen and potassium)
  • Fertilgold® K-6 (liquid: potassium)
  • Fertilgold® B (liquid: boron)
  • Fertilgold® Ca (liquid: calcium)
  • Fertilgold® Co (liquid: cobalt)
  • Fertilgold® Cu (liquid: copper)
  • Fertilgold® Fe (liquid: iron)
  • Fertilgold® Mg (liquid: magnesium)
  • Fertilgold® Mn (liquid: manganese)
  • Fertilgold® Mo (liquid: molybdenum)
  • Fertilgold® Zn (liquid: zinc)
  • Fertilgold® Micros I (liquid: a balanced mix of S, B, Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo, and Zn)
  • Fertilgold® MicroHumic® (dry: humic/fulvic acid)
  • Fertilgold® Powder (dry: humic/fulvic acid)
  • Fertilgold® Greens (dry: humic/fulvic acid)
  • Fertilgold® 1–3 mm (dry: humic/fulvic acid)
  • Fertilgold® K Hume (dry: humic/fulvic acid)
  • Fertilgold® 6 mm(-) (dry: humic/fulvic acid)
  • Fertilgold® Double Play™ (liquid: soil-applied fungicide and nematicide)
  • Fertilgold® Triple Play™ (liquid: foliar-applied insecticide, miticide, fungicide)

These products are currently available for sale to commercial organic growers in select states (check availability at https://fertilgold.com/shop/), and they will soon be registered and available throughout the United States and in several other countries. Additional products that are currently undergoing review for OMRI listing are in the categories of Soil Fertility, Macronutrients, Liquid Humic and Fulvic Acids, Biopesticides, and Surfactants.

Lyndon Smith, BHN President and CEO, stated, “For years, customers of our bestselling Huma Gro® crop nutrition and protection product line for conventional farming have been asking us to develop a fully organic product line that is also powered by our Micro Carbon Technology®. The folks on our product development team have done an outstanding job with creating the Fertilgold® Organics products, which we think will redefine organic crop nutrition. We are offering a full line of effective products that have been designed to deliver true organic nutrition exactly when, where, and how crops need it. Anyone familiar with the outstanding crop yield and quality results achieved by our Huma Gro® products on the conventional farming side is going to absolutely love what Fertilgold® Organics with Micro Carbon Technology® (for the liquid products) will do for their organic crops.”

More information is available on the Fertilgold® Organics Website (fertilgold.com), which will provide ongoing updates regarding new products, OMRI-Listed status for products, and state registration for each. Blog content will also flow out to followers on Fertilgold® Organics Facebook and Twitter social media channels.

El programa Huma Gro® aumenta la producción de fresas un 14 %, con un retorno de la inversión superior a $2.500/acre

Realizado por: Holden Research and Consulting
Productos Huma Gro®: Promax®, Zap®, Vitol®, Breakout®, Calcium, Lucky 7®

Este ensayo de campo evaluó los efectos de PROMAX® y ZAP® además de la fumigación (más otras aplicaciones foliares de 4 productos fertilizantes Huma Gro®) sobre la producción de fresas Portola, en comparación con el programa de nutrición de cultivos estándar de la productora.

Según los datos recopilados en este ensayo, los dos programas de tratamiento con productos Huma Gro® dieron como resultado mayores producciones y un mayor porcentaje de producción comercializable. El Tratamiento 3 dio como resultado un aumento total de la producción del 14 % por sobre el estándar de la productora. Este aumento de la producción correspondiente al Tratamiento 3 dio como resultado un aumento en las ganancias del campo de casi $3.500 más por acre, un aumento del 15 % en dólares de ganancias para el campo (ver Figura 3). Restando el costo de los productos Huma Gro® adicionales aplicados para alcanzar este aumento en la producción, se estimó que el retorno de la inversión (ROI, por sus siglas en inglés) fue superior a $2.500/acre (289 %).

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Huma Gro® Program Increases Strawberry Yields 14%, With an ROI > $2,500/acre

Conducted by: Holden Research and Consulting
Huma Gro® Products: Promax®, Zap®, Vitol®, Breakout®, Calcium, Lucky 7®

This field trial assessed the effects of PROMAX® and ZAP® on top of fumigation—plus additional foliar applications of 4 Huma Gro® fertilizer products—on the yield of Portola strawberries when compared with the grower’s standard crop nutrition program.

Based on the data collected in this trial, the 2 Huma Gro® treatment programs resulted in both higher yields and a higher percentage of marketable yield. Treatment 3 resulted in an overall yield increase of 14% over the Grower Standard. This yield increase for Treatment 3 resulted in a return-to-the-farm increase of almost $3,500 more per acre, a 15% increase in dollars back to the farm (see Figure 3). Factoring in the cost of the additional Huma Gro® products applied to achieve this yield increase, the return on investment (ROI) was calculated to be over $2,500/acre (289%).

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Huma Gro® App Released for iOS Smart Phones

The Huma Gro® app for iOS smart phones has been released and is available for free at the Apple App Store. The Huma Gro® App provides a foliar application calculator for determining how much product to apply to specific crops on any size of field based on lab analysis, a continuously updated product document library, a product mixing guide, the ability to save product application data and calculations by field, and continuous news and feature updates from the Huma Gro® Website blog.

Justin Smith, Executive Vice President of Huma Gro® Sales, said, “The Huma Gro® app allows growers and distributors to always have the most up-to-date information on every Huma Gro® product (including the label, SDS, and product technical bulletin), and it is very useful in the field to be able to calculate how much product is needed to get the best yields. In addition, the app provides a way for growers and distributors to directly contact the Huma Gro® Sales Team with any questions they may have regarding Huma Gro® products and their use.”

The Huma Gro® liquid crop nutrition and protection line includes 11 Primary Macronutrient products, 16 Secondary Macronutrient and Micronutrient products, 5 Sustainable Soil Fertility products, 9 Optimal Growth Management products, 5 liquid Carbon-Rich Organic Acid products, and 2 Zero-Residue Crop Protection products—all with the ultra-efficient, proprietary Micro Carbon Technology® delivery system that allows growers and crop managers to achieve far more with much less product. Also available are 9 granular Carbon-Rich Organic Acid Products (in the Huma Burst® category). Additional information on Huma Gro® products is available at http://www.humagro.com/.

The previously released Android version of the Huma Gro® app has also been enhanced and is available at the Google Play Store.

Liquid Sili-Max® Improves Wheat Yield at Much Higher Efficiency Than Conventional Dry Silicon Fertilizers

Research by Brenda Tubana, PhD, Louisiana State University

The objective of this study was to compare, for use in Louisiana wheat production, the efficacy of a liquid silicon (Si) fertilizer (Huma Gro® Sili-Max®) with a commonly used dry Si source (steel slag) and another Si source (wollastonite) often used in research as a suspension. Silica deposition is an important barrier for foliar fungal diseases.

The wheat field study was conducted at Louisiana Ag-Center Research Stations. Silicon (Si) treatments were replicated four times and arranged in a randomized block design. There were 2 Huma Gro® Sili-Max® (10% Si) treatments (as a foliar band, and as foliar broadcast sprayed evenly over the entire plot). Each treatment was applied twice within 2 weeks at the onset of internode elongation (Feekes growth stage 5). The dry silicon sources (wollastonite [23% Si] and steel slag [11% Si]) were applied and incorporated into the soil prior to planting. Wheat leaf samples were collected one week after the application of silicon solution sources and evaluated for silica bodies (phytolith) deposition and percentage using scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive x-ray analysis.

Sili-Max® foliar band and Sili-Max® foliar broadcast increased grain yield by 10 and 7 bu/ac, respectively, in reference to the control plot (Fig. 1). It is important to note that the total silicon applied using Sili-Max® solution was substantially lower (0.064 to 0.128 lb Si/ac) than the dry wollastonite and steel slag silicon sources (250 lb Si/ac). The state average wheat yield was low that year due to a mild winter that affected the wheat vernalization. Sili-Max® foliar band had the numerically highest straw yield at 7,941 lb/ac.

The accumulated silica bodies (phytolith) were 0.69% and 0.60% with Sili-Max® foliar broadcast and Sili-Max® foliar band treatments, respectively while the control had 0.53%.

Conclusions
Huma Gro® Sili-Max® applied as foliar band at a rate 3,900 times less than the dry silicon sources contributed to higher grain yield and straw yield, while the application of Sili-Max® as a foliar broadcast at a rate 1,900 times less than the dry silicon sources led to high Si deposition in wheat leaves.

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El otoño es el momento de Fertil Humus®

En un blog del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA) reciente, Spencer Miller expone los argumentos del caso “noviembre sin labranza”: la labranza repetida deteriora la estructura del suelo y reduce la estabilidad de los agregados. Descompone la materia orgánica y drena el carbón del suelo. Miller cita a Neil Sass, un agrónomo del USDA, que describió el drástico efecto que tiene la labranza en la microbiología del suelo “similar al de un terremoto, un tornado y un incendio que ocurren todos al mismo tiempo”. Y, al no causar ese tipo de devastación en el microbioma, “cuando se tiene el sostén de billones de microbios, se puede producir más con menos”.

Asimismo, de acuerdo con Sass, no labrar permite que el suelo absorba mucha más agua y resista lluvias fuertes, lo cual mantiene el suelo en el campo y fuera de la cuenca. Y agrega, “no labrar le hará ahorrar tiempo y dinero. Pasará menos tiempo en su tractor. Utilizará menos combustible. Desgastará menos su equipo. No labrar es una solución que implica un beneficio tanto para el suelo como para su billetera”.

Lo cual no quiere decir que no haya nada que pueda hacer en el otoño para ayudar a preparar el suelo para plantar en primavera y fortalecer el microbioma. Aplicar nuestro producto Fertil Humus® de Huma Gro® en otoño puede ayudar a degradar los residuos de los cultivos o los deshechos que quedan del campo de cultivo y a convertirlos en humus durante el invierno. También estimula la actividad microbiana, especialmente de los hongos micorrícicos que tienen una relación simbiótica con las raíces de las plantas. Estos hongos cumplen una función clave en la liberación de los nutrientes que están inmovilizados en la materia orgánica del suelo.

Fertil Humus® buferizará las toxicidades de los pesticidas sobrantes al romper sus cadenas hidrocarbonadas dejándolas sin efecto. Además, reducirá la toxicidad del fósforo (por ejemplo, por aplicación excesiva de estiércol de gallina) que puede provocar la deficiencia/inmovilización del zinc-manganeso.

Para la aplicación en el campo después de la cosecha de otoño, recomendamos Fertil Humus® de 1 a 2 cuartos de galón por acre (2,5 a 5 litros/hectárea) mediante pulverización o riego por inundación o por surcos. Esto preparará el suelo para la plantación de primavera con mejor estructura, actividad microbiana y disponibilidad de nutrientes.

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Fall Is Fertil Humus® Time

In a recent USDA blog, Spencer Miller states the case for “No-Till November”: Repeated tillage undermines the soil structure and reduces aggregate stability. It breaks down organic matter and drains carbon from the soil.” He quotes Neil Sass, a USDA agronomist, who described the dramatic effect tillage has on soil microbiology as “akin to an earthquake, tornado, and fire happening all at the same time.” And by not inflicting that kind of devastation on the microbiome, “when you have the support of trillions of microbes, you can grow more with less.”

Also, according to Sass, no-till allows the soil to absorb much more water and handle heavy rain, which keeps soil on the field and out of the watershed. He continues, “No-till will save you time and money. You’ll spend less time on your tractor. You’ll use less fuel. You’ll have less wear and tear on your equipment. No-till is a win-win for your soil and for your pocketbook.”

Which is not to say that there is nothing you can do in the fall to help prepare your soil for spring planting and fortify the microbiome. Our Huma Gro® Fertil Humus® product, when applied in the fall, can help degrade any crop residue or crop field trash that’s left behind and convert it to humus over the winter. It also stimulates microbial activity, especially mycorrhizal fungi that have a symbiotic relationship with plant roots. These fungi play a key role in freeing nutrients that are tied up in soil organic matter.

Fertil Humus® will buffer the toxicities of left-over pesticides, breaking their hydrocarbon chains to render them ineffective. It will also decrease phosphorus toxicity (e.g., from over-applied chicken manure) that can lead to zinc-manganese tie-up/deficiency.

For fall after-harvest field application, we recommend Fertil Humus® at 1–2 quarts/acre (2.5–5.0 liters/hectare) as a broadcast spray or flood or furrow irrigated. This will set up your soil for spring planting with better tilth, microbial activity, and nutrient availability.

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Fertilgold® Organics Earns Certification for 10 Initial Organic Fertilizer Products

Fertilgold® Organics, a new brand of organic fertilizer products from Bio Huma Netics, Inc. (BHN) headquartered in Gilbert, Ariz., has achieved Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) listing for 10 initial products. Of these, 6 OMRI-listed liquid crop nutrition products are based on the company’s proprietary nutrient carrier, Micro Carbon Technology®, which carries nutrients to plants more effectively than traditional organic nutrition products. Those 6 initial Fertilgold® Organics liquid products include Fertilgold® K-6 (potassium), Fertilgold® B (boron), Fertilgold® Ca (calcium), Fertilgold® Mg (magnesium), Fertilgold® Micros I (a balanced mix of S, B, Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo, and Zn), and Fertilgold® Zn (zinc). The other 4 initial OMRI-listed products include dry humic/fulvic acids that are milled to different granular sizes for various uses (Fertilgold® Powder, Fertilgold® Greens, Fertilgold® 1–3 mm, and Fertilgold® 6 mm[-]). The Fertilgold® Organics product line will ultimately feature over 20 products in 7 categories.

These initial 10 products are currently available for sale to commercial organic growers in Arizona and Florida, and they will soon be registered and available throughout the United States and in several other countries. Products that are currently undergoing review for OMRI listing are in the categories of Soil Fertility, Macronutrients, Liquid Humic and Fulvic Acids, Biopesticides, and Surfactants.

Lyndon Smith, BHN President and CEO, stated, “For years, customers of our bestselling Huma Gro® crop nutrition and protection product line for conventional farming have been asking us to develop a fully organic product line that is also powered by our Micro Carbon Technology®. The folks on our product development team have done an outstanding job with creating the Fertilgold® Organics products, which we think will redefine organic crop nutrition. We are offering a full line of effective products that have been designed to deliver true organic nutrition exactly when, where, and how crops need it. Anyone familiar with the outstanding crop yield and quality results achieved by our Huma Gro® products on the conventional farming side is going to absolutely love what Fertilgold® Organics with Micro Carbon Technology® (for the liquid products) will do for their organic crops.”

More information is available on the Fertilgold® Organics Website (fertilgold.com), which will provide ongoing updates regarding new products, OMRI-Listed status for products, and state registration for each. Blog content will also flow out to followers on Fertilgold® Organics Facebook and Twitter social media channels.

PHOS-MAX® y SUPER NITRO® mejoran el rendimiento y la calidad del trigo de primavera

Investigación realizada por la Lic. Olga Walsh, Universidad de Idaho

Los objetivos de este estudio fueron: (1) comparar el producto PHOS-MAX® (P-M) con fósforo (P) basado en la Tecnología Micro Carbono® contra fertilizantes de fósforo (P) tradicionales como polifosfato de amonio (APP) y fosfato diamónico (DAP); y (2) comparar el producto SUPER NITRO® (SN) con nitrógeno (N) basado en la Tecnología Micro Carbono® contra el fertilizante de nitrogeno tradicional, UAN.

La aplicación de SUPER NITRO® de Huma Gro® seguido de 30 lb de P2O5 por acre de PHOS-MAX® (Tratamiento N.° 3) contribuyó a obtener récords en términos de peso de granos, biomasa y
rendimiento.

Este estudio también indica que PHOS-MAX® es menos corrosivo y menos propenso a causar daños a las semillas y sugiere que PHOS-MAX® puede aplicarse con la semilla en una dosis mayor comparado con otras fuentes de P.

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