By Kaitlyn Ersek on May 11, 2023 9:45:00 AM
“Studies demonstrate that commercial growers using Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture on potatoes see an increase in yield, a size shift to higher payable yield, and have seen possible fertilizer reductions,” explains David Stark Ph.D., President of Agriculture at Holganix LLC. Results have been recorded from russet and red variety potatoes.
Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture is an organic, microbial soil inoculant that harnesses the power of over 800 species of soil microbes to improve soil health, reduce the need for fertilizer, and promote crop yield. At Holganix, we know that charging soil with diverse microbes helps farmers improve the health of their soil, investing in the legacy of their farm for future generations.
In this blog, we explore the following:
- Results from commercial growers and university studies on potatoes
- How to use Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture on potatoes?
Data on Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture and Potatoes
Watch this video explanation of our results, featuring an interview with Holganix President of Agriculture, David Stark Ph.D., or keep scrolling to view the results for yourself. If you are reading this blog via email, click here to watch the video.
A compilation of data from Washington State University, and commercial grower data from Idaho and North Dakota, demonstrates a high yield increase and a shift to higher payable yield when using Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture on russet and red potatoes. When a 20% fertilizer reduction was made, similar results were still seen by the grower.
The following two tables below present more comprehensive results from these experiments.
Trial #1: Data from two separate farms in Idaho, on Russet potatoes, demonstrates a yield gain and an increase in size compared to the control.
Trial #2: Data on red potatoes from McVille, ND demonstrate an improved yield.
Testimonial data from a regenerative farm in Oklahoma, whose sweet potatoes were suffering from disease issues, showed improved recovery in the crop. The grower used Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture at a heavy rate (8 ounces per gallon over two consecutive days), and “within a week, I had no more disease issues and really had no damage as it seemed to have repaired the disease wilt that had occurred.” Growth in the crop rebounded and the grower was able to produce a harvest of sweet potatoes “yielding over one pound per square foot."
>>Read more about the results here
How do you use Holganix Bio 800+Agriculture on Potatoes?
For standard application directions, use Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture at 1 gallon per acre. Dilute the product to at least 4 gallons per acre in total liquid (this includes fertilizer, water, etc). Apply the product at planting, in the seed row. The product may also be applied foliar, pre- or early post-emergence, but the grower should ensure they use enough water to penetrate to the root zone.
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