By Kaitlyn Ersek on Sep 9, 2020 11:15:00 AM
“If you have healthy soil, you have healthy plants,” explains grower Mark Ringenberg of Ringenberg Nursery. “Everything about Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture just makes sense to me.”
Mark and his family run Ringenberg Nursery which focuses on growing organic certified blackberries, peppers and several varieties of squashes. As of May, 2017, Mark has utilized Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture to improve crop yield and minimize his need for fertilizers and other products.
In fact, Mark hasn’t applied any fertilizer or pesticides; his program has consisted of Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture in combination with a humic product. He applies the product through drip irrigation and through a sprayer, totaling 1.5 gallons of product over three applications.
Holganix Bio 800+ on blackberries: Improving Plant Strength
“I started using Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture on our blackberry plants last year and was excited to see the reduced disease pressure,” explains Mark. 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 the crops taste sweeter which makes me think that it is affecting brix index… something I know Pennsylvania farmers have also been noticing.”This year, Mark lost his buyer for blackberries so he cut back on the crop drastically. “Since it hasn’t been a focus, I didn’t bother applying Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture this year and you can see the results from this year’s non-Holganix berries compared to last year’s Holganix-treated berries. In fact, the non-Holganix berries are less than half the size and they are definitely not as sweet.”
Holganix Bio 800+ on Squash and peppers: 30% larger crop yield
Mark applied Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture on his squash plants and peppers this year and “they took off like a jungle! I’ve never seen anything grow like that.” The fruit setting is larger than normal and in specific, the crop yield appears to be about 30% larger than in previous years.”
Reports from neighboring farms
In addition to applying the product on his own nursery, Mark has recommended it to his neighbors. “I have several grape growers using it and they are all claiming that they see less disease pressure. I also have it on corn, hayfields and winter wheat. We harvested the winter wheat and it was clearly healthier looking. I’m excited to hear about the yield report and how Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture helped improve it.”
“I’m a 100% believer of Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture, especially when I combine it with my humic product.” Over all, according to Mark, “it is definitely an inexpensive way of producing healthy plants.”
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This blog has been updated and republished. Original post date was August 2, 2018.