Holganix Case Study: Amish Family Sees Improved Brix Index

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From hay to potatoes to berries, the Miller's, an Amish family in Pennsylvania, reported improvements in brix indices, yield, and soil health from using Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture on their crops. 

After 15 years of using chicken manure and conventional fertilizers on his hayfields, Ivan Miller reported that his soil was compact, difficult to work with, and devoid of biology. He needed to try something new. Through a recommendation, he decided to try Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture. In just two years, he noticed a difference in the health of his soil. Suddenly, it seemed looser and more manageable. Additionally, his hay had better color than before and was noticeably thicker. 

Hay wasn’t the only crop Ivan tested. He used Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture on a pea crop. Before using Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture, the pea crop would grow to a foot tall and then yellow. After using Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture, Ivan has reported an improvement in brix index from 6 to 16% and a 100% yield improvement! 

Other crops Ivan has reported improvements in brix indices are raspberries (4% to 14%), corn (8% to 25%), and strawberries (7% to 11%). 

Ivan's cousin opted to try Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture on his potato crop. While at first the treated and non-treated crops had appeared to show little difference, the potato sizes after harvest were noticeably different. Even his 13-year-old son, who was out in the fields helping with the harvest, could see the stark difference.  

When the rows were weighed, the farmer noticed that the Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture-treated rows yielded an average of ten pounds more than the non-Holganix rows. That’s a 33% increase in yield!  


Why Should your Farm use Holganix bio 800+ Agriculture? 

It all comes down to soil health and investing in the legacy of your family's farm. Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture harnesses the power of over 800 species of soil microbes to increase yield, improve crop resilience against stress and boost soil health. 

At Holganix, we believe that by charging soils with diverse microbes, we help our farmers improve the health of their soils, and in turn, invest in the legacy of their farm for future generations.  

Plus, farmers using Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture see a yield improvement in just one season!  

  • Develop soil health 
  • Increase yield 
  • Faster establishment
  • Boosts roots; contributing to soil organic matter
  • Maximize uptake of nutrients, minerals, and water 
  • Improve plant resilience against stress from tillage, weather, fungicides, and other stressors

Dig into the Data: University and Commercial Grower Trial 

Over the years, we have compiled data on several different crops, in different geographic zones, to deepen our understanding of how Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture can help farmers maximize crops. Click on the button below to access a sample from our 2017 - 2020 collection.  

Agriculture Data 

A note to the reader. This blog has been rewritten from its original publication which can be found here. 

Posted by Kaitlyn Ersek on Jun 10, 2021 11:09:19 AM

Kaitlyn Ersek

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