Case Study – Saskatchewan
Type of Crop: Canola
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
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
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.
- A healthier plant is more resistant to disease and pests
- 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