SA-Results 2001
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Landbouweekblad (September ‘01)
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In Oct./November 2000 close to 260 farmers, mainly in the Free State, used for the first time the most futuristic type of fertilizers. These fertilizers are not only fully organic and therefore do not further deplete the soil but build up microbial life and humus, giving the farmer again a future on his land - they are also in most cases less expensive than the conventional fertilizers. Another important cost reducing point is the fact that only very small amounts of these fertilizers are needed (max. 2 kg/ha), so heavy transport, diesel and labour costs fall away.  These fertilizers are the direct result of research initiated and financed by the UN about 20 years ago with the goal to find an alternative to the chemical products which had proven to create, over the years, more poverty and land loss.
 
Organic Farm & Garden sees its top priority in its service to the farmers:
Being able to re-gain fertile, haelthy soils with constant and often increasing yields on an ongoing basis as well as much
improved crop quality.

 

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Landbouweekblad

Irrigated Maize

Dryland Maize

Dryland Sunflowers

Wine at Hartswater

Wheat

 

Tabulated Dryland Results

 

 

Irrigated Maize

under irrigation at Blomfontein:

Left: Biological Fertilizers,
costs R 816 / ha

Right: Conventional,
costs R 1400 - 1600 / ha


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with Ecofeeder at Hartswater
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Left: Typical growth
and plant color in early stage.

Right:
Conventional

 

Later color and size about the same.
With our organic fertilizers often larger and more cobs:

 

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Dryland Maize

Left: Biological Fertilizers
see moisture and root structure

Right:
conventional

 

District Kroonstad: Katbos

Left: Biological Fertilizers,
yield per ha: 3.267 ton
Inset costs per ha:  R 738
(all costs incl.)

Right:
Conventional chemical fertilizer
yield per ha: 2.954 ton
Inset costs per ha:  R 1076
(all costs incl.)


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Here are tabulated Results about
Katbos Dryland Maize
and
Katbos Dryland Sunflowers

 


 

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Dryland Sunflowers

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Seeds treated with Ecofeeder Organcic Fertilizer, Costs: ~ R 40 / ha

 

Below: Conventional Fertilizer, Costs: ~ R 240 / ha

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Wine at Hartswater

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Ruby Cabernet
Application 350 ml
penac-p Mollasse/ha
Result: High increase in yield and quality

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Wheat

at test farm Skog, Western Cape
medium soil with about 15 % clay (planted May 2001)

Left: penac-k
Ecofeeder 2 kg on 120 kg seed/ha

Right: Biological Fertilizers
2 kg on 120 kg seed/ha



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