Tea and Rice
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Crop: Grain and Sorghum
Result: Increased yield and growth of tea and rice and helps the plants to resist the attack of Pathogenic Plant Diseases
Location: Madras, India
Increased plant quality and vigor obtained from Agrostim utilization greatly enhances the Yield of Tea Leaves but, as well, enables the plants to resist the attack of Pathogenic Plant Diseases (Fungi, Bacteria, & Viruses), Nematodes and Insects.
Large scale field studies in India compared: a) Agrostim organic based fertilizer as 1% solutions applied foliar two (2) times to b) Standard NPK synthetic chemical fertilizers. Each study consisted of 500 mature tea plants which are harvested biweekly (26 times/year) After one month the Agrostim treated tea plants yielded an average of 104 kilograms of prime green leaf more per hectare than the Standard fertilizer regime. This ultimately yields 23 kilograms of finished dried black tea. This calculates to an approximately 22% increase in black tea yield by AGROSTIM treated plants versus the Standard regime of synthetic NPK fertilizers.
Large scale Agrostim utilization will be initiated with the April initiation of the primary growing season for tea after the first rains. Plantation managers estimate greater yield improvements during this tea growing period.
Increased plant quality and vigor obtained from Agrostim utilization greatly enhances the yield of rice:
Season: Rabi – December 1996- April 1997
Rice Type: Tellahamsa
Design: 3 x foliar spray AGROSTIM at 15 l/ha dosage; Control (60:40) kgs Urea and Phorate standard regime.
Parameters Agrostim Control Improvement
Ave Plant Height 110 cm 100 cm +10%
Ave No. tillers/hill 20 15 +25%
Ave No. panicles/hill 18 9 +50%
Ave No. grains/panicle 127 85 +50%
Ave No. grains/hill 2,286 765 +300%
Ave Test Weight 22.28 17.72 +25%
Ave Yield kg/ha 3,774.18 2,669.58 +40%