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Case Studies


Pip and stone fruit

 

Increased leaf litter breakdown

Fruitfed trial with Digester showing increased decomposition and mycorrhizal colonisation.

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Improved apple storage (Italy)

Trial with Mycorrcin Improves apple storage and colour.

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Increased rootstock growth

Increased rootstock growth with Mycorrcin.

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Preventing Phytophthora

Preventing Phytophthora with Mycorrcin.

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Suppression of Armillaria

Suppression of Armillaria in apricots with Mycorrcin.

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Apple Black Spot

BioCult trial showing control of Apple Black Spot with Digester, Mycorrcin and Foliacin.

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Increased pear yields

AgConsult trial with combinations of Mycorrcin, Foliacin and suspension fertiliser improves yields.

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Alternative to copper fungicides

Plant and Food trial investigating alternative to copper sprays in Avocados.

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Grapes


Comparison of biological stimulants

Corbans nursery trial comparing soil biological stimulants including Mycorrcin.

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Improved wine quality

Villa Maria trial with the ground application of biostimulant Mycorrcin.

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Improved wine quality

Villa Maria trial with the applications of biostimulant Mycorrcin through fertigation.

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Improved wine quality (Italy)

S.Michele all’ Adige trial with Mycorrcin improved wine quality.

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Improved wine quality (Australia)

AgConsult trial with Mycorrcin showing improved wine quality.

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Increased root Growth (Australia)

AgConsult trial with Mycorrcin showing increased root growth.

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Improved Resveratrol levels

Lincoln University trial with Foliacin increases Resveratrol levels.

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Improved flower set

Hawkes Bay trials on Merlot with Foliacin increases flowering and bunch weights.

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Botrytis control

BioCult trial with Digester showing Botrytis control.

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Increased rootstock growth (Italy)

Trials with Foliacin increases rootstock growth.

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Control of Downy Mildew

Lincoln University trial with Foliacin for the control of Downy Mildew.

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Suppressing Phylloxera

Marlborough experience with suppressing Phylloxera with Mycorrcin.

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Kiwifruit


TripleX Kiwifruit Sooty Mould Trial

TripleX reduces sooty mould disease incidence.

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Prevention of storage rots

BioCult trial with TripleX reducing post harvest storage rots.

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Zespri SmartKiwi Trial

Mycorrcin Kiwifruit Stump Root Trial. Fine root growth increased by 39%.

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3 Year Soil Trial

A three year programme using BioStart Mycorrcin and Digester products in a commercial Hayward kiwifruit orchard (Opotiki).

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Foliacin and copper compatibility trial

Copper toxicity is a potential side effect of using copper sprays.

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Speed up Decomposition

Kiwifruit leaf litter trial.

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Biostart TripleX control of Sooty Mould

Measuring the activity of TripleX in controlling the growth of sooty mould isolated from kiwifruit. 

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Vegetables


Increased tomato root development

Adding Mycorrcin to irrigation water increases root development.

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Increasing Brassica trash breakdown

Trial with Digester increases decomposition and nutrient recycling.

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Reducing Nitrate leaching (Germany)

Digester increases crop residue decomposition and reduces nitrate leaching.

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Increased lettuce growth

Trial with combinations of VAM and Mycorrcin increases growth.

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Increased kumara yields

Trial with Mycorrcin increases yield (1).

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Increased kumara yields

Trial with Mycorrcin increases yield (2).

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Increased kumara yields

Trial with Mycorrcin increases yield (3).

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Increased potato yields

Trial with Mycorrcin increases yield.

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Increased strawberry yields

Trial with Mycorrcin increases yields.

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Increased carrot yield

Trial with Mycorrcin increases yield.

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Increased pumpkin yields

Trial with a combination of Mycorrcin, Digester and Foliacin increase yields.

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Increased potato yields

Trial with a combination of Mycorrcin, Digester and Foliacin increase yields.

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Increased potato yields

Trial with Mycorrcin increases yield with reduced base fertiliser inputs.

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Pine Trees

 

Mycorrhizal fungi

Trial with Mycorrcin on pine seedling increases Ectomycorrhizal colonization.

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Agriculture

 

Biostart N & Digester Maize Grain Trial - Bay of Plenty 2012 - 2013

Increased yield with less units of conventional nitrogen fertiliser used.

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Biostart N & Digester Maize Grain Trial - Manawatu, 2013 - 2014

Trial results shows Biostart N and Digester increased grain yields and gross margin in very dry growing conditions.

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Increase Kale DM Apply at Sowing

Independent trial shows Kale DM yield + 21%

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Biostart N & Mycorrcin Fodder Beet Trial

Southland 2015 - 2016 shows DM yield +7.4%

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Animal Health


BioStart Calf increases live weight gain

Trial result shows BioStart treated calves had a 7% higher live weight and 18% superior growth rate.

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LactoPlus increase milk solids

Full report on two farm trials with 696 cows.

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Ruminant increases lamb live weight gain 

Trial result shows increased lamb liveweight gain per day by 23% (60 g/d) 

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