Coordinated by Dick Bossdorff and Randall Zondag
Bowling Green, Ohio
Field Trial 1: Tomatoes
During the 2015 growing season a test of Catalyst at a low application level was made to determine impact on yield and quality. A 30-acre field containing two commercial varieties HEINZ 9706 and Gem 259 were sprayed 4 times with 30 gallons of water per acre containing 1 quart of Catalyst (25ppm). Total application was 1 gallon. of Catalyst with a concentration of 8.5%.
Hand Harvest Test of Field 1 Prior to Mechanical Harvest
On September 1, 2015 each variety was tested to determine yield. Data collected was obtained by hand harvesting 9 random plants. This method was replicated 3 times.
HEINZ 9706 showed increased yield per acre of 1.22 tons
Gem 259 showed increased yield per acre of 6.11 tons
Mechanical Harvest of Field 1 Field 1- September 15, 2015 – Acres Harvested .866 – HEINZ 9706 ONLY
Catalyst increased yield of HEINZ 9706 by 3.59 tons/acre with an increased return of $413.92/acre