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CROPPING Research Trial Results for MICROLIFE



WINTER WHEAT UP 18% (Vanquish Milling) Feb 2005
Yields: Increased 18% (1.4ton/Ha) Est NR $330/Ha.
Soil changes: 5cm depth increase. Vastly better binding properties.
Key Observations: Stronger tillering, increased nutrient uptake.
Treatment:. Crop Zest; Microlife. Conventional cultivation
Trial details: (p<0.05) 7 replicated. treated vs control.



WINTER WHEAT UP 22% Feb 2005
Yields: Increased 22% (2.2ton/Ha) Est NR $600/Ha.
Soil changes:
Key Observations: Stronger tillering, increased nutrient uptake.
Treatment: Microlife. Conventional cultivation
Trial details: (p<0.05) 5 replicated. treated vs control.



GRASS SEED UP 52% Feb 2005
Yields: Increased 52%. Est NR $750/Ha

Soil changes: NA

Key Observations: Stronger tillering, increased nutrient uptake.

Treatment: Microlife. Pasture Grow.

Trial details: 4 measurements. Treated vs Control.




SEED POTATOES UP 22% Apr 2005
Yields: Increased 22% (2.2ton/Ha) Est NR $1400/Ha.
Soil changes:
Key Observations: Had to be dug as no visual plant difference.
Treatment: Microlife. Conventional cultivation.
Trial details: 4x3m strips. treated vs control. Weighed and graded.



CHIPPING POTATOES UP 7 TON/HaMay 2005
Yields: Increased 10% ( 7ton/Ha) + graded better Est NR $700/Ha.

Soil changes: Not recorded.

Key Observations: Had to be dug as no visual plant difference.

Treatment: Microlife. Conventional cultivation.

Trial details:  4x3m strips. treated vs control.  Weighed and graded.




PROCESS PEAS Apr 2005
Yields: Increased 19%
Soil changes: Not recorded.
Key Observations: sweeter to taste.
Treatment: Terrazone, Microlife, Crop Zest. Conventional cultivation.
Trial details: 90 pods collected and weighed.



BROAD BEANS 2004 & 2005
Yields: 2003 and 2004gained 15%/Yr on top producers. Est NR $500/Ha.

Soil changes: Over two seasons soil structure returned, depth increased 10cm

Key Observations: Only grower to reduced chemical usage from 4 to1 spray.

Treatment: Microlife, Conventional cultivation.

Trial details:  Comparison against the top yield for Watties producers





EXPORT ONIONS replacing pesticides and insecticides  April 2005

Aim:  Replace all fungicides and Insecticides.
Soil Changes: Disease suppression & soil structure - steadily developing each year.

Key Observations: Excellent quality, Buyers first pick, Yielded the same.

Treatment: Microlife replaced fungicides, Neem Oil used for thrip control.

Trial details:  Half paddock treated. 2 Ha sample.

Location: Halswell Christchurch.



POTATOES SCAB SUPPRESSION May 2003
Yields: Reduced yearly losses from 20%-2%. Est NR $700/Ha
Soil changes: Temperatures up 10% (1.2°C) in following Spring. Depth (5cm) and structure vastly improved over 12 months.
Key Observations: Consistent with other observations re disease suppression.

Treatment: Microlife. Conventional cultivation. Irrigated.

Trial details: Comparing treated season against previous history.




YAMS AND FUSARIUM LOSSES May 2002
Yields: Reduced yearly losses from 20% to <5%. Est NR $1800/Ha
Soil changes: Structure vastly improved over 12 months.More friable and easier to cultivate.
Key Observations: Consistent with other observations re disease suppression.
Treatment: Microlife. Conventional cultivation.
Trial details: Comparing treated seasons against previous history.



SUNFLOWERS AND SCLEROTINIA LOSSES May 2005
Yields: Reduced yearly losses from 20%-5%.

Soil changes: Note: Extremely diseased soil! Disease affects 90% of plants with 50% losses if untreated. First season losses were the same as with chemical usage (20%). 2nd season losses were less than 5%.

Key Observations: Disease suppression compounding from season to season.

Treatment: Microlife.

Trial details: Comparing treated seasons against previous history.





BARLEY UP 22% ( Feed Barley) February 2005
Yields: Increased 22% (2.2ton/Ha) Est NR $550/Ha.

Soil changes: NA

Key observations: Improved tillering.

Treatment: Crop Zest; Microlife. Direct drilled

Trial details:  (p<0.05) 5 replicated. treated vs control.




The trials presented here are conducted by both agricultural scientists and clients. Thus a healthy balance exists between formal well conducted studies and on farm field results. Farmers, scientists and consultants have many different views on the usefulness of trials; objections include, efficacy, independence, and the fact that companies only present the good ones etc. Examples supporting these arguments are easy to find within the agricultural industry.

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