Ornamental Flowers: Petite dahlia, Creeping chrysanthemum, and Tiandong green leaf plant

Thursday, June 1, 2000

Crop: Ornamental Flowers
Result: Increased flower height, diameter and blossom
Location: District of Beijing, China

To study the fertilizer effects of Agrostim™ organic based fertilizer on ornamental flowers, studies were initiated in August 1996 at the Agriculture Science Research Institute for Fengtai District of Beijing and the Jingfeng Seedling Plantation of Flower Town of Beijing, the Peoples Republic of China. These extensive tests were conducted with three species of flowers: Petite dahlia, Creeping chrysanthemum, and Tiandong green leaf plant.

The testing protocol consisted of Agrostim diluted at a ratio of 300:1 in water and foliar applied three times at weekly intervals versus the standard synthetic fertilizer regime of ammonium phosphate. Each treatment consisted of 50 individual plants in 20 cm clay flower pots with 4.5 kg of soil in each.

The results of these intensive studies includes:

Petite Dahlia

Results

Number of flowers/plant/pot
Agrostim showed a significant increase over the standard regime at the 0.01% level of significance.
Number of buds/plant
Agrostim gave an equal number of buds per pot.

Treatments:
Agrostim (left) Standard (right)

Treatments:
Standard (left) Agrostim (right)

Creeping Chrysanthemum

Agrostim treated chrysanthemum plants.

Results

Average plant height
Agrostim showed a significant increase over the standard regime at the 0.01% level of significance.
Average flower diameter
Agrostim showed a significant increase over the standard regime at the 0.05% level of significance.
Number of flowers in blossom
Agrostim showed a significant increase over the standard regime at the 0.05% level of significance.
Tiandong Green Leaf

Results

Average plant height
Agrostim showed a significant increase over the standard regime at the 0.01% level of significance.
Special Note: The test data was presented in a mathematical statistical fashion – as such, the plant growth data is expressed in terms of a “significance level” which is a statistical way to show the significant growth improvements seen for the Agrostim treated plants. The “level of significance” values given above, for example, at the 0.01% level says that the Agrostim treated plants would have higher growth and/or yields in 99 of 100 separate field tests. At the 0.05% level, Agrostim treated plants would have significantly higher growth and/or yields in 95 of 100 separate field tests. These levels of significance are indeed remarkably positive for the usage of Agrostim in the Peoples Republic of China.

Summary and Conclusions:

The plants tested were the principal flowers and plants on display for the October 1, 1996 – Chinese National Day. These plants were displayed in Tiananmen Square and on major streets and around government buildings in Beijing. These Agrostim efficacy tests were initiated to coincide with the October 1 date so the flowers would be colorful and in excellent condition for the Chinese National Day. Conclusions would include:

In comparison with the standard fertilizer regime, the “Agrostim” organic based fertilizer has obvious fertilization effects on the three subject plant species through 3 foliar applications of Agrostim.
In comparison with the standard fertilizer regime, the “Agrostim” organic based fertilizer effects on Petite Dahlia reached outstanding levels of remarkableness.
In comparison with the conventional fertilization, the “Agrostim” organic based fertilizer effects in terms of the number of flowers and the diameter of flowers of Creeping Chrysanthemum reached the outstanding level of remarkableness.
In comparison with the conventional fertilization, the “Agrostim” organic based fertilizer effects in terms of the plant heights of the ornamental leaf plant Tiandong reached the outstanding level of remarkableness.
The “Agrostim” fertilizer is easy to apply, is non-poisonous and effectively odorless. In can be used in big guest houses, hotels, and on large flower gardens and farms.
An active organization should be set up to popularize Agrostim’s application in general “Flower Cultivation” in the Peoples Republic of China.