Case Study –  Rosewood

 

Type of Crop: Mixed Garden

Environment: Outdoor Garden/House Plants

Date Received: May 15, 2020

Application Process: Direct to soil

Trial start date: Early June 

Cultivation Date: Aug 22 -Sept 3

 

NOTES

 

May 27, 2020

Spoke to Customer. He is doing a small trial plot in the garden

He will be treating some seeds prior to planting: 20ml Rezfree in 2 litres water, dip and dry

Dilution for Garden: 50ml Rezfree in 3-4 gallons of water

Application rate: Every 15-20 days

 

July 20, 2020

Went to site today

Corn treated with RezFree appears to be growing taller than the non-treated (close to 1 ft taller in some areas)

The last 20-30 ft of the garden on the west end is consistently worse soil and growing conditions. This is where we can really see the Rezfree making a difference.

This couple has been using RezFree on their house plants since December. They are thrilled with the results. They apply it almost weekly to the plants. One plant (African Mask) was assumed to be dead, they were unable to make it grow from the time they got it, it just kept losing leaves. when I went to visit, it had 2 very healthy leaves and was looking like it was continuing to develop more.

This Aloe plant, (pictured below), is also thriving. In the first 3 ½ years, it had to be transplanted 2 times because it was too large. In the last 6 months since treating it with RezFree, it has had to be transplanted twice again.

Wednesday Aug 26, 2020

Visited this trial site again. The grower is very pleased with what he is seeing in the garden. Harvested beets on August 22, and they were on average about baseball size. He said that it is about 2 weeks earlier than normal harvest time for this crop.

I did a comparison on his carrots, which had not yet been harvested. The non-treated rows only have about 2 feet separation from the treated rows, so results may be slightly skewed. I did find though that the treated carrots averaged approximately 14% increase in length, and 25% increase in girth over the non-treated carrots.

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Friday August 28, 2020

Received an excited phone call today. This grower called to let me know that they harvested corn today. It is the first time that they have harvested the corn before combining. He anticipates combining in approximately 2 weeks. The only corn harvested was from the RezFree treated rows. The non-treated corn is not yet mature. The people picking the corn were unaware of which rows had been treated.

 

September 3, 2020

Our customer shared this photo after harvesting carrots from his Garden. (RezFree Treated)

Harvest Summary

On average, the RezFree treated vegetables were ready to harvest 2 weeks earlier than the non treated plants.

In addition to an early harvest, the beets showed a significant increase in size. (Estimated 30% – 40% increase)

Carrots were also showing significantly larger increases in both length and girth

Corn cobs were comparably similar, but again were ready for harvest approximately 2 weeks ahead of the non treated group

 

Case Study –  Beiseker

 

 

Type of Crop: Cucumber/Tomato

Environment: Greenhouse

Date Received: March 9, 2020

Application Process: Direct to soil

 

NOTES

March 7, 2020

Treated Tomato seeds

March 30, 2020

Treated cucumbers

 

 

April 13, 2020

Received comparison photos of Tomato plants

Untreated

Treated

April 13, 2020

Customer noticed an issue with an untreated cucumber plant, so he treated it with RezFree to see if he could remedy the problem

Before Treatment

After RezFree Application

April 13, 2020

Used Rezfree on previously untreated tomato plant to observe if there would be a visible change

Began treating April 13, 2020

Same plant April 17, 2020

May 29, 2020

Our customer shared pictures of his tomatoes’ development. Originally seeded March 7, 2020

They were very impressed with the uniformity of the fruits

Thyme Dipped in RezFree:

Harvest Summary

No final data was provided

Case Study –  Saskatchewan

 

Type of Crop: Canola

Environment: Field

Product Received: 3 gallons RezFree Grain

Date Received: May 15, 2020

Application Process: Direct to soil

Trial start date: May 24, 2020

Cultivation Date: September 23/24 2020

 

 

NOTES

April 21 2020

This broad acre farmer has agreed to do a 15 acre trial on 2 strains of canola, (7.5 acres on each strain). He anticipates planting around May 10

 

May 15, 2020

Delivered 3 gallons of RezFree Grain formula for canola trial

 

May 24, 2020

Made first application to the field

Dilution- 1 gallon Rezfree in 250 gallons of water   

                 Applied at 50 gallons per acre

 

July 7, 2020

Our grower posted the following picture of his Canola trial

In his comments, he stated that the Rezfree plot began to flower 1 or 2 days earlier than the untreated canola. He points out in the photo that the Rezfree side is more yellow than the other crops.

July 20, 2020

I met with this grower today, and looked at one of his canola crops. This trial was performed on a section of field that was treated with wheat mulch. He is using synthetic urea fertilizer. He has applied Rezfree to 2 – 7 ½ acre plots. One plot has the wheat mulch, and the second plot is a pea mulch. We did not have a chance to look at the pea mulch plot.

The root pictured on the right is treated with RezFree Grain formula. The stalk on the RezFree plant appears to be approximately 1.5 times the thickness of the non-treated plant. The root system also looks healthier.

Average yield per acre is between 50-60 bushels on this land

 

September 23/24, 2020

Harvested the 7.5 acre trial plot on the Roundup canola. (with wheat mulch) Estimated yield increase was 3 bushels/acre: 61 bushels per acre untreated vs. 64 bushels per acre treated

Nexera canola trial plot, (with pea mulch) produced an average yield increase of 2.5 bushels/acre

Harvest Summary

Customer noted that through the growing season he observed that overall the treated canola appeared to look healthier, and had a stronger root system.

Briefly explained this is why these observations were important to him.

  1. A healthier plant is more resistant to disease and pests
  2. A stronger root system is more likely to produce increased yields 

It should be noted that Andrew only applied 1 RezFree treatment. The recommended application for this formula was 2 applications; First at seeding, second at tillering.

The Nexera canola is a high oil content canola. Although the yield was slightly less, the market value is higher which 

 

Case Study – Wanham

 

 

Type of Crop: Evergreens, Lemon Trees, Organic Peas (C03.1), Beans (C03.2) Potato. Mixed Garden

Environment: Greenhouse/Garden

Product Received: 2.5 Litres Classic

Date Received: May 17

Trial start date: Staggered

 

NOTES

April 24, 2020

Customer is growing a variety of crops right now. Anticipates planting in the garden May 5-10

He has allocated 1 acre of previously unused land for starting organic peas

Would like to do trials for: 

Organic peas (1/2 acre)

Evergreen Trees

Lemon Trees (4 plants), currently 4” height, 16 leaf stage, just starting to bud

Potatoes (1/2 acre)

Garden (1/2 acre)

Greenhouse (Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Peppers) Having trouble with the cucumbers 

This customer has been working this garden for about 10 years, and he has taken the soil from 0% organic matter to 9% organic matter

 

 

May 20, 2020

Treated pea seeds with Rezfree diluted 2 ml rezfree in 250 ml water

Soaked for 1 minute, dried planted

 

May 24, 2020

Customer shared a comparison picture of seeds 

Treated seeds appeared to be significantly larger (approx. 1 ½ time the size of the non treated seeds)

May 26

Treated bean seeds with Rezfree at 10 am – At about 3 pm he noticed one seed sprouting, and 3 more seeds opening up. He has never seen this before. After dipping the seeds in Rezfree, he set them on a table to dry. When he returned in the afternoon, the area was completely dry, and he noticed the results mentioned above. 

May 29, 2020

Update on pea seeds treated on May 20. (Yes, only 9 days later….)

June 4, 2020

Customer shared the following picture of his bean seeds treated May 26, 2020

Seeds on Left were dipped in RezFree. Beans on Right are untreated

June 5, 2020

Spoke with customer. He said that RezFree treated peas and non-treated peas are looking similar now.

June 24, 2020

Did a site visit today

Our grower is very impressed with his onion crop! He was worried about the onions when he transplanted them. The entire crop had root rot, in which the soil was too cold and essentially the plants had lost their roots entirely. He treated the plants with RezFree when transplanting, and He was quoted as saying, “I have never had onions like this in the 6 years I have been planting them in this garden”.

This customer is happy with all of his treated plants. Seemed to be excited with his potatoes

We compared the roots on his beans, which he began treating as seeds. It appeared that there was approximately 20% better root structure on the Rezfree treated roots in the plants we compared.

He is also using RezFree on 3 different types of trees. All 3 seem to be showing better results with RezFree.

July 4 

Onions were hit last night with a heavy frost. We recommended using a solution with a mix ratio of 10 mil RezFree in 2 litres of water as a recovery treatment

Harvest Summary

Potatoes – Harvested approximately 1 week early with notably uniform vegetables

Onions –  RezFree was used after the frost. All of the plants made a full recovery, and produced a strong harvest

Peas/Beans – We did not receive any feedback on these crops. They were harvested unsupervised, not allowing for comparison