Fertility and Nutrients
Biofertilizer trial results now available
By Top Crop Manager
March 11, 2016, Cambridge, Ont. – Lystek International, a Canadian biofertilizer producer, has released a first round of in-depth third-party field data derived from crop trials completed during the 2015 growing year in Ontario.
In 2015, Lystek participated with the Georgian Central Soil and Crop Improvement Association in a trial comparing the use of typical application rates of commercial fertilizer with the LysteGro biofertilizer at five field locations. The trials were conducted by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and each treatment was replicated three times at each location. On average, the LysteGro treatments increased yield by 16.5 bushels per acre in comparison to the commercial fertilizer treatments, according to a press release from Lystek. Other tests conducted during the trial, such as grain protein content and stalk nitrate tests, showed that the LysteGro treatments produced superior results for lower costs, compared to commercial fertilizer.
The company says the LysteGro product offers a unique combination of balanced nutrients, ideal for crop production as well as organic matter, which help to improve soil health over the long term. In addition to providing nutrient concentrations of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium at levels which meet crop demands, LysteGro also provides a suite of micronutrients, including sulphur, magnesium, calcium and zinc.
Full results from the 2015 trials can be found here.
Lystek will continue trials with OMAFRA in 2016, investigating applying the material side dressed into established corn as well as with cover crop following wheat harvest.