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University Results 2017-08-22T16:34:22+00:00

UNIVERSITY TRIALS

UNIVERSITY TRIALS DATA PREFACE

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE – The following university results were conducted using University Grade Field Soil. The majority of our clients do see results similar to what is disclosed below after the first season in good mediums where macro and micro nutrients are bioavailable. If your soil is in poor condition it may take our approach to biodiversity time to improve your growth condition. Soil is heterogeneous and many of todays soils have been depleted and contain very low biological life.

It is important to note that Soil Balance Pro’s is designed for hydroponic mediums and its primary function is white roots, soil and plant health and terpene enhancement. Yield is not something we guarantee as all growers have various cultivation methodologies and techniques.
 
Over 1.5 Million in funding was amassed by the manufacturer of Soil Balance Pro at the time of testing. Soil Balance Pro was in a liquid formulation for the following trials and contained only 27 microbe strains versus todays upgraded, higher concentrated version which contains 62 strains. The original 27 strains are still in the Soil Balance Pro powder formulation of today. All trials were completed by independent university analysis by PhD’s in various agronomic fields. Researchers include but are not limited to:
  • Dr. Richard Smiley – Cornell University
  • Dr. Donn Shilling – University of Florida
  • Dr. Janell M Stevens Johnk – Texas A&M University
  • Dr. Paul V. Nelson – North Carolina State University
  • Dr. Krishna Mohan – University of Idaho
  • Dr. Robert Mikkelsen – North Carolina State University
  • Dr. Candace Lowell – Central State University
North Carolina State University – Trial Conducted By Dr. Paul Nelson

Bell Pepper Study

Dr. Paul Nelson – NC State University – Professor of Horticulture

Crop – Bell Pepper – Grown from seed in 6 inch pots containing steam sterilized field soil. One seed per pot. 100 pots treated with 16 oz/acre Soil Balance Pro the other 100 pots non treated control. Experiment was highly controlled greenhouse conditions and subjected to university routine irrigation, normal fertilization and standard pesticide applications thru out crop cycle. Sole environmental or cultural variable is Soil Balance Pro microbes. Soil Balance Pro introduced at time of seed piece planting. Final harvest calculated at 110 days. Data- Total fresh weight of fruit in all 100 pots at 55, 80 and 110 days harvest. Weight measured in university standard metric system – Kilogramgs.

0%
Yield Variance Between Treated and Non Treated

Days – 55

Treated with Soil Balance Pro

Weight 23kg

Not Treated

Weight 17kg

Days – 80

Treated with Soil Balance Pro

Weight 26kg

Not Treated

Weight 17kg

Days – 180

Treated with Soil Balance Pro

Weight 25kg

Not Treated

Weight 17kg
North Carolina State University – Trial Conducted By Dr. Paul Nelson

Cabbage Heads Study

Dr. Paul Nelson – North Carolina State University – Professor of Horticulture

Crop – Cabbage Heads – Grown from seed in 6 inch pots containing steam sterilized field soil. One seed per pot. 100 pots treated with 16 oz/acre Soil Balance Pro the other 100 pots non treated control. Experiment was highly controlled greenhouse conditions and subjected to university routine irrigation, normal fertilization and standard pesticide applications thru out crop cycle. Sole environmental or cultural variable is Soil Balance Pro microbes. Soil Balance Pro introduced at time of seed piece planting. Final harvest calculated at 110 days.

Data – Total fresh weight calculated at 110 days harvest. Weight measured in university standard metric system – Kilograms.

The following data was collected while using the original liquid formulation of Soil Balance Pro containing only 27 strains of soil Fungi, Bacteria and Actinomycetes. 1 application of Soil Balance Pro per crop cycle.

0%
Yield Variance Between Treated and Non Treated

Days – 110

Treated with Soil Balance Pro

Weight 37kg

Not Treated

Weight 21kg
Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Experiment Station – Trial Conducted By Dr. William Becker

Corn Study

Dr. William Becker – Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Experiment Station

Crop – Corn – Field Grown organically certified corn. Soil amended with cow and horse manure. Ten 100 foot rows of corn treated alternately (5 each) with Soil Balance Pro at 16 oz/acre and Non treated control of exact size. Sole environmental or cultural practice variable is Soil Balance Pro microbes. End of season yield data is total ear weight including kernels calculated from entire rows. Differences are significant at the P=0.01 level of confidence.

Data – End of Season Corn Yield measured in University standard metic system – Kilograms.

The following data was collected while using the original liquid formulation of Soil Balance Pro containing only 27 strains of soil Fungi, Bacteria and Actinomycetes.

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Yield Variance Between Treated and Non Treated
Treated with Soil Balance Pro Non Treated
End of Season Corn Yield 219.5 Kg 146.8 Kg
University of Florida – Trial Conducted By Dr. Donn Shilling

Corn Study 2

Dr. Donn Shilling – Former Director University of Florida West and Mid-Florida Research Center

Crop -Corn – Studies conducted at the University of Florida-Gainesville IFAS-Experiment Station. Highly controlled field experiments subjected to irrigation, normal fertilization and standard pesticide applications thru out crop cycle. Sole environmental or cultural practice variable is Soil Balance Pro microbes.

Treatment – 16 oz./acre – Liquid formulation, 27 soil microbes. 3 reps per crop and 3 rows treated and 3 rows non treated. Control – No Soil Balance Pro Treatment Data- Weight calculated on Plant fresh biomass and cobbs/corn – Weight measured in university standard metric system – Kilograms

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Yield Variance Between Treated and Non Treated
Treated with Soil Balance Pro Non Treated % Increase Soil Balance Pro
Total Fresh Weight of Corn / Cobb 81.6 Kg 63.9 Kg 27.69%+
Total Fresh Weight of Corn Stalks
(Not Including Cobbs/Corn)
101.8 Kg 79.3 Kg 28.37%+
Texas A&M University – Trial Conducted By Dr. Janell M. Stevens Johnk

Cotton Study

Janell M. Stevens Johnk – Texas A&M University Plant Pathologist

Crop – Cotton – Studies conducted at Texas A&M Experimental Station. Highly controlled field experiments subjected, normal fertilization and standard pesticide applications thru out crop cycle. One half of a 0.47 acre plot treated with Soil Balance Pro at 16 oz./acre at seeding. Other half of 0.47 parcel not treated with Soil Balance Pro as only cultural or environmental variable. Liquid Soil Balance Pro formulation. Drought year in South Central Texas, no irrigation.

Data – End of Season Cotton Yield measured in University standard metic system – Kilograms

The following data was collected while using the original liquid formulation of Soil Balance Pro containing only 27 strains of soil Fungi, Bacteria and Actinomycetes. Drought year in South Central Texas, no irrigation.

0%
Yield Variance Between Treated and Non Treated
Treated with Soil Balance Pro (0.23 acre parcel) Non Treated (0.23 acre parcel)
End of Season Cotton Yield 194.7 Kg 116.4 Kg
North Carolina State University – Trial Conducted By Dr. Paul Nelson

Cucumber Study

Dr. Paul Nelson – NC State University – Professor of Horticulture

Crop – Cucumber – Grown from seed in 6 inch pots containing steam sterilized field soil. One seed per pot. 100 pots treated with 16 oz/acre Soil Balance Pro the other 100 pots non treated control. Experiment was highly controlled greenhouse conditions and subjected to university routine irrigation, normal fertilization and standard pesticide applications thru out crop cycle. Sole environmental or cultural variable is Soil Balance Pro microbes. Soil Balance Pro introduced at time of seed piece planting. Final harvest calculated at 110 days.

Data- Total fresh weight of fruit in all 100 pots at 55, 80 and 110 days harvest. Weight measured in university standard metric system – Kilograms

The following data was collected while using the original liquid formulation of Soil Balance Pro containing only 27 strains of soil Fungi, Bacteria and Actinomycetes. Results after one application of Soil Balance Pro per crop cycle.

0%
Yield Variance Between Treated and Non Treated

Days – 55

Treated with Soil Balance Pro

Weight 16kg

Not Treated

Weight 11kg

Days – 80

Treated with Soil Balance Pro

Weight 19kg

Not Treated

Weight 14kg

Days – 180

Treated with Soil Balance Pro

Weight 12kg

Not Treated

Weight 3kg
University Of Florida – Trial Conducted By Dr. Donn Shilling

Lettuce Study

Dr. Donn Shilling – Former Director University of Florida West and Mid-Florida Research Center

Crop -Iceberg Lettuce – Studies conducted at the University of Florida-Gainesville IFAS-Experiment Station. Highly controlled field experiments subjected to irrigation, normal fertilization and standard pesticide applications thru out crop cycle. Sole environmental or cultural practice variable is Soil Balance Pro microbes. Treatment – 16 oz./acre – Liquid formulation, 27 soil microbes. 3 reps per crop and 3 rows treated and 3 rows non treated. Control – No Soil Balance Pro Treatment.

Data- Weight calculated on Plant fresh biomass – Weight measured in university standard metric system – Kilograms.

The following data was collected while using the original liquid formulation of Soil Balance Pro containing only 27 strains of soil Fungi, Bacteria and Actinomycetes.

0%
Yield Variance Between Treated and Non Treated

Total Merchantable Fresh Weight Lettuce

Treated with Soil Balance Pro

Weight 85kg

Not Treated

Weight 55kg
University Of Idaho – Trial Conducted By Dr. Krishna Mohan

Potato Study

Dr. Krishna Mohan – University of Idaho Plant Pathologist

Crop – Irish Potato – Large study conducted at the University of Idaho Potato Research Station. Experiment included 1 – 5 acre parcel of Russet Burbank Potato treated at 16 oz/acre of Soil Balance Pro. 1 – 5 acre parcel adjacent non treated control. Experiment was highly controlled field experiment subjected to university routine irrigation, normal fertilization and standard pesticide applications thru out crop cycle. Sole environmental or cultural variable is Soil Balance Pro microbes. Soil Balance Pro introduced at time of seed piece planting. Plant biomass evaluated at 85 days and Yield Data taken at harvest 140 days post inoculation. Total average of all potato tubers per plant calculated.

Data- Plant Biomass (all above ground green material including leaf-stem and flower) Average calculated based on weight of each plant per acre. 5 acres total of treated and untreated.

Weight measured in university standard metric system – Kilograms.

The following data was collected while using the original liquid formulation of Soil Balance Pro containing only 27 strains of soil Fungi, Bacteria and Actinomycetes.

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Yield Variance Between Treated and Non Treated
Treated with Soil Balance Pro Non Treated % Increase
Plant Biomass Total Average (Per Plant) 2.13 Kg 1.62 Kg 31.48%+
Total Potato Tuber Harvest Average
of All Potato Tubers (Per Plant)
2.93 Kg 1.79 Kg 63.68%+
Central State University Ohio – Trial Conducted By Dr. Candace Lowell

Soybean Study

Dr. Candace Lowell – Central State University Ohio

Crop – Soybean – Field plots of soybean were established by Dr Lowell at the American Aggregates field site in Xenia Ohio. (Glycine Max) were planted 30 meters square each of Soil Balance Pro Treated at seed planting and 30 meters square of Non Treated controls. Results represent a two year study.
Half of plants were treated at planting with 16 oz/acre of Soil Balance Pro. 1/2 non treated with Soil Balance Pro. Soil Balance Pro was the only environmental or cultural variable. Standard Fertilization, Pesticides and irrigation used on both plots.

Data – Pods were harvested when foliage had turned brown and bean pods were ripe and dry. Numbers in University standard metic system – Kilograms.

The following data was collected while using the original liquid formulation of Soil Balance Pro containing only 27 strains of soil Fungi, Bacteria and Actinomycetes.

0%
Yield Variance Between Treated and Non Treated

Year – 1

Treated with Soil Balance Pro

Weight 18kg

Not Treated

Weight 10kg

Year – 2

Treated with Soil Balance Pro

Weight 22kg

Not Treated

Weight 14kg
University Of Florida – Trial Conducted By Dr. Donn Shilling

Tomato Study

Dr. Donn Shilling – Former Director University of Florida West and Mid-Florida Research Center

Crop -Tomato – Studies conducted at the University of Florida-Gainesville IFAS-Experiment Station. Highly controlled field experiments subjected to irrigation, normal fertilization and standard pesticide applications thru out crop cycle. Sole environmental or cultural practice variable is Soil Balance Pro microbes.

Treatment – 16 oz./acre – Liquid formulation, 27 soil microbes. 3 reps per crop and 3 rows treated and 3 rows non treated. Control – No Soil Balance Pro Treatment.

Data – Pods were harvested when foliage had turned brown and bean pods were ripe and dry. Numbers in University standard metic system – Kilograms.

The following data was collected while using the original liquid formulation of Soil Balance Pro containing only 27 strains of soil Fungi, Bacteria and Actinomycetes.

0%
Yield Variance Between Treated and Non Treated

Tomato Plant Biomass (Average of 3 rows)

Treated with Soil Balance Pro

Weight 47kg

Not Treated

Weight 28kg
Central State University Ohio – Trial Conducted By Dr. Candace Lowell

Tomato Study 2

Dr. Candace Lowell – Central State University Ohio

Crop – Tomato – Field plots were established by Dr Lowell at the American Aggregates field site in Xenia Ohio. Trial: 200 – 6 inch plants of Big Boy Tomato were planted. Half of plants were treated at planting with 16 oz/acre of Soil Balance Pro. 1/2 non treated with Soil Balance Pro. Soil Balance Pro was the only environmental or cultural variable. Standard Fertilization, Pesticides and irrigation used on both plots.

Data – Durning the growing season Dr Lowell took 4 harvests of ripe Tomato’s. Data is the total weight of all Tomato Fruit at each harvest. Numbers in University standard metic system – Kilograms.

The following data was collected while using the original liquid formulation of Soil Balance Pro containing only 27 strains of soil Fungi, Bacteria and Actinomycetes.

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Yield Variance Between Treated and Non Treated
Harvest Days Fruit Weight Soil Balance Pro Treated Fruit Weight Non Treated % Increase
55 Days 37.2 Kg 25.9 Kg 43.62%+
72 Days 49.2 Kg 23.7 Kg 107.59%+
88 Days 46.3 Kg 16.7 Kg 177.24%+
100 Days 51.1 Kg 12.7 Kg 302.36%+
Cornell University – Trial Conducted By Dr. Richard Smiley

Turf Study 1

Dr. Richard Smiley – Professor Plant Pathology and Soil Scientist at Cornell University, Oregon State University and Washington State University

Crop -Turf Grass – Bent Grass golf greens – Trial conducted at Cornell University turf research farm. Treatment – 36 oz./acre – Liquid formulation, 27 soil microbes. Control – No Treatment

Data – Above ground grass blade cuttings were taken on three occasions and weighed for total biomass. The treated greens comprised 30 meters square. An equivalent area was sampled from non- treated green. No root data taken. Also noted in report from Dr. Smiley was dramatic reduction is plant health issues. Only testing variable Soil Balance Pro soil microbes. Weight measured in grams.

The following data was collected while using the original liquid formulation of Soil Balance Pro containing only 27 strains of soil Fungi, Bacteria and Actinomycetes.

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Yield Variance Between Treated and Non Treated
Fresh Weight Biomass Soil Balance Pro Treated Fresh Weight Biomass Non Treated
First Cutting
898.4
522.1
Second Cutting
1211.5
719.8
Third Cutting
2763.8
1175.3
Texas A&M University – Trial Conducted By Dr. Janell M. Stevens Johnk

Turf Study 2

Dr. Janell M. Stevens Johnk – Texas A&M University Plant Pathologist

Crop -Turf Grass – Saint Augustine. Treatment – 36 oz./acre – Liquid formulation, 27 soil microbes. Control – No Treatment
Data – Analyzed days after germination per meter squared.

Data represents average of 4 – 1 meter square plots from which destructive data was taken. Only testing variable was Soil Balance Pro soil microbes. Weight measured in total dry weight grams.

The following data was collected while using the original liquid formulation of Soil Balance Pro containing only 27 strains of soilFungi, Bacteria and Actinomycetes.

0%
Increase in Dry Root Biomass
0%
Increase in Dry Shoot Biomass
Shoot Biomass Dry
Soil Balance Pro Treated
Shoot Biomass Dry
Non Treated
Root Biomass Dry
Soil Balance Pro Treated
Root Biomass Dry
Non Treated
21 Days 9.3 g 5.2 g 7.8 g 2.9
33 Days 14.5 g 7.7 g 11.5 g 4.8 g
60 Days 27.2 g 15.4 g 19.4 g 9.9 g
90 Days 33.8 g 21.2 g 28.5 g 13.6 g
North Carolina State University – Trial Conducted By Dr. Paul V. Nelson

Turf Study 3

Dr. Paul V Nelson – North Carolina State University, Professor of Horticulture

One meter square wooden flats (5 inches deep) were seeded with Bermuda Grass under environmentally controlled greenhouse conditions at NC State. NC State turf soil was utilized. Standard watering and fertilization schedules maintained. Only testing variable was Soil Balance Pro soil microbes. A total of 6 flats were treated with Soil Balance Pro at 16 oz./acre and 6 flats were non treated controls. All above ground shoots were clipped to the soil like on three different dates. Each sample bagged and dried at 60C.

Below data is expressed as average of 6 flats per treatment.Weight measured in grams.

The following data was collected while using the original liquid formulation of Soil Balance Pro containing only 27 strains of soil Fungi, Bacteria and Actinomycetes.

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Average Biomass Increase
Bermuda Grass Dry Weight Soil Balance Pro Treated Bermuda Grass Dry Weight Non Treated
25 Days 57.92 g 37.19 g
60 Days 89.43 g 55.37 g
90 Days 119.44 g 62.84 g
North Carolina State University – Trial Conducted By Dr. Robert Mikkelsen

Turf Study 4

Dr Robert Mikkelsen former soil science professor NC State University. Director International Plant Nutrition Institute

Crop – Tall Fescue. First Row treated with Soil Balance Pro at 16 oz/acre – Second Row – Non-Treated control. Standard field growing conditions, fumigated soil, irrigation and weekly dilute fertilization. Shoot dry weight taken three times – 3 meters square, mowed- bagged- and dried at 60C – Dry weight biomass calculated. Data is expressed as dry weight biomass average per 1 square meeter of turf.

Analysis performed at Clayton Agricultural Research Station. Data – 36 rows, each row 15 meters long.

The following data was collected while using the original liquid formulation of Soil Balance Pro containing only 27 strains of soil Fungi, Bacteria and Actinomycetes.

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Increase in Dry Weight
Tall Fescue Dry Weight Soil Balance Pro Treated Tall Fescue Dry Weight Non Treated
First Sampling 17.39 9.42
Second Sampling 31.22 14.90
Third Sampling 41.16 18.53
North Carolina State University – Trial Conducted By Dr. Robert Ian Bruck

Tree Study

Dr. Robert Ian Bruck North Carolina State University – Ph.D. Forest Pathology University of New York, Ph.D. Forestry Syracuse University. Head of Environmental Technology and Science Department NC State University.

All studies were conducted at the North Carolina Department Of Forestry Claridge Forest Tree Nursery- Goldsboro NC.

Dr. Bruck was authorized to conduct Soil Balance Pro trials on three species of containerized -TUBE-TAINERS tree seedlings. One seed is planted in each plastic tube 17 inches by 1.7 inches in width. Tubes are loaded on plastic racks – 200 tubes per rack, racks are placed on raised wire benches. Each bench is 50 feet in length and accommodates a total of ten thousand tree seedlings. Trails were conducted on entire 50 foot benches- treated and non-treated controls.

ALL trials listed at TREATED means all the seedlings on the bench were treated with Soil Balance Pro at a rate of 16 oz/acre at the time of seed introduction to the tube-tainer. Controls means that the entire bench of seedlings received NO Soil Balance Pro treatment. ALL benches were overhead irrigated with one inch of water per week in addition to natural rainfall and once every two weeks were overhead chemigated with a dilute Miracle Grow fertilizer solution. ALL trials began on or around April 1st and final data were collected at 6 months – 180 days post seeding.

Data collected – 10 seedlings were removed from each trial bench- selected at random. The fresh root and fresh shoot weights were calculated. Total shoot height was calculated and PERCENT OF MYCORRHIZATION OF THE ROOT SYSTEM DETERMINED UNDER A DISSECTING MICROSCOPE FOR EACH SEEDLINGS

Tree Study 1 – Bald Cypress

Claridge State Forest Tree Nursery 1997 – Seedling Study – Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)

Days After Seeding Shoot Height Soil Balance Pro Treated Shoot Height Non Treated Root Weight Soil Balance Pro Treated Root Weight Non Treated Shoot Weight Soil Balance Pro Treated Shoot Weight Non Treated
30 Days 3.2 cm 3.0 cm 1.8 g 1.6 g 2.1 g 2.0 g
60 Days 7.1 cm 7.0 cm 4.0 g 3.8 g 4.7 g 4.5 g
90 Days 13.7 cm 12.4 cm 11.3 g 9.8 g 19.4 g 11.1 g
120 Days 23.7 cm 16.2 cm 18.2 g 11.9 g 23.9 g 14.5 g
180 Days 27.1 cm 19.9 cm 22.2 g 14.3 g 27.5 g 17.3 g

Percent Root Mycorrhization

Claridge State Forest Tree Nursery 1997 – Seedling Study – Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)

Days After Seeding Soil Balance Pro Treated Non Treated
30 Days 0% 0%
60 Days 10% 0%
90 Days 25% 0%
120 Days 45% 10%
180 Days 75% 20%

Note: No Mycorrhizal strains are added to Soil Balance Pro – No Mycorrhizal strains added to treated or control.

180 Day Post Treatment Percentage Increase

Shoot Height

36%

Root Weight

61%

Shoot Weight

59%

Root Mycorrhization

275%

Tree Study 2 – Longleaf Pine

Claridge State Forest Tree Nursery 1998 – Seedling Study – Long Leaf Pine

Days After Seeding Shoot Height Soil Balance Pro Treated Shoot Height Non Treated Root Weight Soil Balance Pro Treated Root Weight Non Treated Shoot Weight Soil Balance Pro Treated Shoot Weight Non Treated
30 Days 4.2 cm 3.6 cm 2.6 g 2.2 g 3.1 g 2.7 g
60 Days 8.3 cm 6.1 cm 5.5 g 4.2 g 4.9 g 3.6 g
90 Days 12.7 cm 8.5 cm 8.2 g 6.3 g 9.2 g 4.4 g
120 Days 19.4 cm 11.7 cm 12.5 g 8.4 g 13.6 g 7.9 g
180 Days 22.2 cm 12.1 cm 15.1 g 9.2 g 17.4 g 8.0 g

Percent Root Mycorrhization

Claridge State Forest Tree Nursery 1997 – Seedling Study – Longleaf Pine

Days After Seeding Soil Balance Pro Treated Non Treated
30 Days 0% 0%
60 Days 35% 0%
90 Days 85% 10%
120 Days 100% 15%
180 Days 100% 20%

Note: No Mycorrhizal strains are added to Soil Balance Pro – No Mycorrhizal strains added to treated or control.

180 Day Post Treatment Percentage Increase

Shoot Height

83%

Root Weight

64%

Shoot Weight

117%

Root Mycorrhization

400%

Tree Study 3 – Eastern White Pine

Claridge State Forest Tree Nursery 1998 – Seedling Study – Long Leaf Pine

Days After Seeding Shoot Height Soil Balance Pro Treated Shoot Height Non Treated Root Weight Soil Balance Pro Treated Root Weight Non Treated Shoot Weight Soil Balance Pro Treated Shoot Weight Non Treated
30 Days 3.7 cm 3.2 cm 2.7 g 2.4 g 3.1 g 2.8 g
60 Days 5.6 cm 5.2 cm 4.2 g 4.0 g 4.4 g 3.9 g
90 Days 11.6 cm 9.5 cm 8.9 g 7.2 g 7.7 g 6.7 g
120 Days 17.3 cm 14.1 cm 11.1 g 9.9 g 9.3 g 8.3 g
180 Days 23.9 cm 17.4 cm 17.4 g 12.2 g 13.2 g 11.1 g

Percent Root Mycorrhization

Claridge State Forest Tree Nursery 1997 – Seedling Study – Eastern White Pine

Days After Seeding Soil Balance Pro Treated Non Treated
30 Days 0% 0%
60 Days 25% 10%
90 Days 55% 15%
120 Days 90% 35%
180 Days 100% 50%

Note: No Mycorrhizal strains are added to Soil Balance Pro – No Mycorrhizal strains added to treated or control.

180 Day Post Treatment Percentage Increase

Shoot Height

37%

Root Weight

43%

Shoot Weight

19%

Root Mycorrhization

100%