Agriculture Data

Studies Support Crop Benefits of Holganix Bio 800+

The health and vitality of your crops and soils are of the utmost importance to us. That’s why we put Holganix Bio 800+ to the test. 

Over the past four years, we have compiled data on several crops in several geographic zones to deepen our understanding of how Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture can help farmers maximize yields.

Watch the 8.5-minute video to the left for an overview of our studies, or explore them in-depth in the text below.

For additional studies or a more detailed explanation, please write to David Stark, PhD 

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Want to dig in deeper? Keep scrolling to check out our data.

Yield On Winter Wheat

we have data showing 2 - 18+ bushel per acre yield increase over the control or over the growers’ traditional averages when used at a rate of 0.5 gal per acre, at planting. Here are a few examples from our studies.


Kansas Commercial Grower

The grower applied Holganix Bio 800+ at 0.5 gal per acre in 15 gallons of water per acre, in a foliar application 5 days after planting. According to the grower, the Holganix treated crop was 43 inches tall with 17 rows of seed compared to the check that was 39 inches tall with just 13 rows of seed. The grower also claims a +12 bushel per acre advantage on one field and an +18 bushel per acre advantage on the second. 


Third Party Research Data

Holganix partnered with third-party researchers to evaluate Holganix Bio 800+ performance on 5,000 acres of winter wheat across. The researchers chose 37 locations spanning 7 states from Oklahoma to Ohio. 

  • Eight locations were treated with Holganix Bio 800+ at 0.5 gallons per acre at planting in the fall. The fall treated locations saw 88% wins over the control. 
  • 24 locations received spring applications at 0.5 gallons per acre when the crop began growing again. The spring treated locations saw 79% wins. 
  • Five locations received both a fall and spring application and saw 100% wins.

For many major agtech companies, a product is deemed commercially viable if win total % exceeds 70%. A 79% win would be viewed as a strong result, while 88% or 100% would be viewed as exceptional.


 Wheat research


soybean results

Increased ROI on SoyBeans

Over the past several years, we have data showing a 2-to-6 bushel per acre yield increase when using Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture at a rate of 0.5 gallons per acre, at planting. Here are a few examples from our studies.


Missouri Researcher

A Missouri research farm testing the product over two years saw a 3.2 bushel per acre increase in 2017 and a 3.3 bushel per acre increase in 2018. The researcher used Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture at a rate of 0.5 gallons per acre in-furrow with their standard fertility while the check plots only used the standard fertility mix. As a note, the research farm was non-irrigated and in 2018 the farm saw severe drought.

Increased ROI On Corn

We have several years of university and commercial data showing a yield increase of 3-to-22 bushels per acre, with typical results in the 6-to11 bushel per acre range. In most instances, the growers used our recommended 0.5 gallons per acre rate at planting. Here are a few examples from our studies.


Illinois Research Farm

In this non-irrigated field, Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture was tested in 2016 and 2017. In 2016, the grower saw an 11 bushel per acre increase while in 2017, the grower saw a 9 bushel an acre advantage. The grower used our recommended 0.5 gallon per acre rate in-furrow. 


Missouri Research Farm

A Missouri Research Farm testing the product over two years saw a 21.1 bushel per acre increase in 2017 and a 10.4 bushel per acre increase in 2018. The researcher used Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture at a rate of 0.5 gallons per acre in-furrow with their standard fertility while the check plots only had the standard fertility mix. As a note, the research farm was non irrigated and in 2018 the farm saw minimal rain.

According to the researcher, the Holganix corn was the “best looking corn plot on the farm.”

IL Corn study

MO Corn Study

potato study

Higher Total & Payable Weight Per Acre On Potatoes

Idaho-based potato growers added Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture with their standard fertilizer rate and saw a 10-to-16% higher weight per acre allowing them to earn an extra $330-to-$440 per acre. 

Washington State University tested Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture with 20% less fertilizer and achieved a higher marketable yield than those potatoes just using the standard fertilizer rate. The higher marketable yield and decreased fertilizer use translate to an additional $200 per acre if the study were conducted at a commercial farm.

Increased Yield On Berries

$3,000 Per Acre Yield Increase On Strawberries

In Ventura County, California, a researcher used Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture on a commercial field through their drip irrigation system, applying the product each month. He achieved a $3,000 per acre higher yield in the strawberries and was able to harvest earlier than other growers. 

Less Disease Pressure and Sweeter Taste on Blackberries

For an organic certified grower in Indiana, he saw reduced disease pressure. That’s because Holganix Bio 800+Agriculture is focused on fortifying plant strength and building soil health resulting in reduced disease and insect pressure. “I also noticed,” says the grower, “the crops taste sweeter which makes me think that it is affecting brix index… something I know Pennsylvania farmers have also been noticing.”

>>Read more about this growers’ experience

Boosting Yield and Degrees Brix On Vineyards

New York-based vineyard, Alfalfa Farm Winery reports a 55% average increase in yield in their Sevyal Blanc, Leon Millot and Marechal Foch from 2013 to 2015. Ultimately, because of the increase in yield, Alfalfa was able to boost the production of their wines.

Seyval Blanc yield in pounds

Seyval Blanc Yield

Leon Millot yield in pounds 

Leon Millot

Marechal Foch yield in pounds 

Marechal Foch Yield

In addition to increasing yield, Alfalfa Farm Winery reports that the brix index has increased by an average of 26% compared to the control.

>>Read more about this growers’ experience


pepper results

Less Fertilizer Need With Hot Peppers

According to Florida-based Datil Pepper grower, Eddie Lambert, “My only problem is that I didn’t use Holganix on my whole farm because it’s the best crop I have had yet.” Eddie applied Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture through a drip irrigation system, making applications every other week with 50% less fertilizer.

Tomatoes See a 10-20% yield increase

Growers testing the product in Indiana over the course of four years show a 10-to-12% yield increase using three applications. The first application was a 1.7 gallons per acre rate, followed by a second and third application about 4 weeks apart at a 0.85 gallon per acre rate.

Tomato results


Curbing Nematode Pressure, Bio Nematicide In Development

While research is still ongoing, preliminary results by Dr. Lambert at the University of Illinois are promising for nematode control using an unnamed Holganix technology currently in development. After the first year of studying the product, the team saw a 75% reduction in pathogenic nematodes in the lab and an 80% reduction in the field.

“It’s complex,” explains Dr. Lambert of the Holganix technology. “There’s a lot of things going on in the jug and it is difficult to state with certainty why the Holganix technology is producing results.” However, Dr. Lambert does have three theories.

1. Affecting migration to the roots - Holganix technology appears to confuse or incapacitates the nematode so it can’t migrate to the plant and cause harm.

2. Inhibiting eggs from hatching - Holganix technology may be inhibiting soybean cyst nematode eggs from hatching.

3. Targeting pathogenic nematodes - Microbes in Holganix technology may be attacking pathogenic nematodes.

>>For additional information on our nematode research, visit this blog.

Increased Brix Index

Several farmers have also reported a higher brix (a measurement of flavor) on fruits and vegetables treated with Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture. Academic research also shows that brix can lead to reduced insect pressure on plants although we have not yet conducted supporting Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture research on insect pressure to date.

See the chart to the right demonstrating the increased brix on crops treated with Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture as compared to their controls.


brix index studies

What Do Our Partners say about Holganix Bio 800+

Sometimes the best data comes from the field when customers like you report their findings to our science department. Explore our 70+ documented case studies from dozens of row and produce crop growers in America. Click the button below to access our case studies!


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