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BioAg trial results presented in the USA

Results of a multi-year independent pasture trial testing the effectiveness of BioAg’s natural fertilisers and biostimulants in low rainfall zones have been presented at the worldwide gathering in May 2023 of the International Grassland Congress (IGC) held in Kentucky USA.

Dr Peter Espie from AgScience Limited commenced the independent research trials in 2021 in the low rainfall high-country of the Mackenzie Basin, located in the South Island of New Zealand. Of considerable interest to farmers in this region is the use of biological fertilisers which previously were untested.

The multi-year trial objective is to evaluate the effectiveness of BioAgPhos® (a RPR based fertiliser) in a low rainfall environment and when used with lime. A total of 516.5mm of rain was recorded in the district over the eight-month period, which is typical for this low rainfall area.

The results were statistically significant and very positive. BioAgPhos® in combination with lime and sulphur, significantly increased dryland pasture production and positively changed pasture species composition. The addition of BioAg’s Soil & Seed® over fertilised plots increased dry matter yields compared to non-fertilised plots.

Executive Chairman and Founder of BioAg Pty Ltd Anton Barton said, “It is a unique privilege and tremendous opportunity to have our research presented to a global audience at the IGC23 event.”

BioAg’s synthetic free fertilisers and biostimulants work with the environment to naturally enhance soil and plant health and the significant results of our product trials are testament to their effectiveness. It’s a great message to be able to share with global industry leaders.

The IGC promotes interchange of information on all aspects of natural and cultivated grasslands and forage crops for the benefit of mankind, including sustained development, food production and the maintenance of biodiversity. Established almost a century ago in Europe, the Congress meets every 3 Years and now amasses over 1,000 delegates from 80 countries worldwide, including leading scientists, industry, students and producers.

The trials will continue for another season.