Some Evidence of the Beneficial Effects of Bio-Plant and Pro-Plant 100% Organic, Microbial, Liquid Bio-fertilizers
Many farmers in Thailand and Vietnam have been using Bio-Plant and Pro-Plant or one of their other brand names for about 20 years, and we do not keep a record of their results. However, the orders increase continuously because of the beneficial effects, and the government of Vietnam buys a large amount each year as part of its efforts to phase out chemical agriculture.
The Field Tests file show the results of some of the many field tests carried out over the last few years in Mauritius, Thailand, Vietnam, Benin, Cameroon, Nigeria, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, China, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Malaysia, Philippines, and Indonesia. These are just to give you an idea of the general savings and crop yield benefits, which result from using the bio-fertilizers.
2. General Comments
2.1 Bio-chemical Farming
In bio-chemical farming as a general rule, by mixing 330 cc of Bio-Plant with each 50 kgs bag of chemical fertilizer in bio-chemical farming farmers can reduce by 50% the amount of chemical fertilizer they use straight away while increasing their yield by about 10% to begin with. This rises to 30%+ as the soil’s fertility is restored. The farmer’s costs are reduced usually by 40%-45%.
If the farmer also sprays Pro-Plant on the leaves to provide a full range of nutrients, the overall costs are reduced by about 30% on average.
If the farmer also prepares the seeds and soil with Bio-Plant, this will increase the crop yield further.
In Year 2 and Year 3 farmers can reduce the amount of chemical fertilizer in each year by another 25% until they are farming 100% organically with a higher yield than when they were farming with chemicals, and of course, with much lower costs. We suggest this rate of change because even hardened chemical farmers can accept it.
The drop in costs depends on the cost of chemical fertilizer in the country, of course.
2.2 In 100% Organic Farming
In 100% organic farming the yield increase varies so much with yields even doubling, but an increase of about 30% is most common to begin with. The yield increases each year as the soil is restored to fertility and the bio-fertilizers clean the soil of the unabsorbed chemical NPK deposits left by chemical fertilizers.
The costs are much lower. Sometimes we meet farmers who have told us that they are making a good profit for the first time as their costs have dropped 60% – 75% since they have stopped using chemical fertilizer.
3. General Benefits of Bio-Plant
Bio-Plant restores soil fertility, and makes hard chemical fertilizer soil crumbly and rich again. This is because Bio-Plant contains a high concentration of quickly multiplying soil micro-organisms and fungi.
The micro-organisms produce NPK for plants and stimulate plant growth.
The micro-organisms make the NPK soil deposits left by chemical fertilizer absorbable by the roots.
It improves root system development.
When used with Pro-Plant it increases the fragrance of flowers and sweetness of fruit, rice, and other grains.
When mixed with chemical fertilizer, it halves the amount of chemical fertilizer farmers need.
Bio-Plant makes rich bio-compost when mixed with organic matter.
It strengthens the plant’s immune system and resistance to disease and pests.
It breaks the life cycle of soil pests.
4. General Benefits of Pro-Plant
Pro-Plant increases the quality and quantity of the crop yield, and thereby increases income.
Pro-Plant accelerates growth, flowering, and the formation of grain, fruit, etc. The nutrients are useable instantly by the leaves, especially when sprayed in a fine mist onto the leaves before 9 a.m.
Pro-Plant makes plants much healthier, and more resistant to diseases and pests.
Increases the fragrance of flowers, the sweetness of fruit and sugarcane, the crispiness of vegetables, and flavour.
It increases the absorption rate of nutrients.
Pro-Plant stimulates the respiratory and photosynthesis systems, so that the plant can absorb nutrients as needed. It also supplements carbon dioxide fixing and helps to improve the soil structure.