In 2019, HumaTerra set up commercial head-to-head trials that compared the yields of several crop varieties. Half of the parcel of land was treated with the recommended rate (RR) of fertilizers (control) against the other half that was treated with the RR plus HumaTerra’s H-Start. Crops tested included canola, wheat, oats, faba beans, barley, and soybeans. We noticed better results using H-Start, with the most positive results occurring from in-furrow application. In this trial, we saw no effect of the treatment on soybean. In a separate test using organic soybeans, in dry weather conditions, where no fertilizers were used in the control parcel, using H-Start resulted in a higher yield – 25 bushels per acre, compared to 15 bushels per acre from the untreated control parcel.
HumaTerra’s H-Start blends don’t just improve soil health but provide farmers with greater yields and thus greater profits. Our 2017 Proof of Concept at Field Scale trial validated the results we discovered in our initial study, 2016’s Proof of Concept trials (detailed below). Even with a relatively short maturation of the composts, satisfactory results were achieved. Better controlled maturation and progress in ingredient selection will only foster better H-Start performance.
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