Commercial Maize yields up by 17.6% and Rural Development Maize up by +316%

Maize Yield Harvest Record Yield Result With Explogrow Raw Data

Commercial Maize yields up by 17.6% and Rural Development Maize up by +316%


Large scale commercial Maize, Kommadagga, Eastern Cape

  • Location: Kommadagga, Eastern Cape
  • Crop: Yellow maize
  • Irrigation: Center pivot
  • ExploGrow™ was applied through a boom-spray at a rate of 8 liters per ha.
  • ExploGrow™ was applied at 5 weeks post emergence.

Six cut strips of 10 meters each were harvested and the data recorded. Three of these represented the treated area and three the control. A standard fertilizer program was followed and was applied through the center pivot.

Unfortunately this meant that the farmer was not able to reduce fertilizer inputs on the ExploGrow™ treated area. The ExploGrow™ treated area achieved 3.2t of grain per ha higher than the control block.

This was a 17.7% average yield increase which resulted in an extra R4,640.00/ha profit after taking the cost of the product into account.

This represented a 127% return on investment.

[The brief: It was important to the producer that there was a significant yield response to ExploGrow™ without great disruption in his management practice. For this reason we kept the treatment to a once-off application of 8 liters/ha. There was also no change to his fertilizer inputs. Based on previous tests and results we would suggest a reduction in Nitrogen and Phosphate of up to 40%. This would represent a further saving and would increase the return in investment. Furthermore a greater yield response might have been achieved through splitting the application. On those planters that have the capacity to do so it is recommended that ExploGrow™ be injected into the row at planting.]

[Note: is that there was a return on investment within the first season of application.]

[This is especially important since it offers a more sustainable and environmentally friendly approach with an increase in yield.]

[There is no doubt that this product must be added as a standard in all maize programs.]

Maize Yield Kommadagga Ec South Africa Cost Raw Data Copy Right Explo Grow International Ltd All Rights Reserved

Maize, Development Farm Trials

Pniel Youth Development Cooperative

  • Location: Diamantveld, Kimberley, Northern Cape
  • Crop: White maize
  • Irrigation: Center pivot
  • Due to lack of 'commercial level' resources, this farm suffers from a risk of very low yields
  • Due to the lack of resources a 1/4 dose of ExploGrow™ was applied through a center pivot
  • The ExploGrow™ product was donated by Ingomso Labalimi Base Africa Pty Ltd. ('FutureGrow")

Maize Pniel Youth Development Cooperative maize trial w organic bio fertilizer

ExploGrow™ was treated on one pivot and compared to two other ‘control’ pivots.

  • ExploGrow™ was applied at 8 weeks post emergence
  • The ExploGrow™ pivot was 21 ha in size
  • The two control pivots were 20 ha in size

Maize Yield Organic Bio Fert Harvest Record Yield Total Tons Chart Data Final

Maize Pniel Youth Development Cooperative Recovered Maize Yield With Organic Bio Fertilizer All Rights Reserved

Maize Yield Organic Bio Fert Harvest Record Yield Tons Per Ha Chart Data Final
  • Control 1: 2.19 tons/ha
  • Control 2: 2.95 tons/ha
  • Average: 2.57 tons/ha
  • ExploGrow™ yield: 8.11 tons/ha
  • Percent increase ExploGrow™ Control 1: +370%
  • Percent increase ExploGrow™ Control 2: +275%
  • Average yield increase: 5.54 tons/ha

This represents a massive yield difference of +316%


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