Field Trial Results
Rustenburg Wine Estate, Western Cape, Summer 2018 / 2019
This report details the results of field trials conducted on the historic Rustenberg Wine Estate in Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch over the summer of 2018 /19. The results show that EnOrmus Bud not only increases plant volume but also plant health when compare to untreated subblocks.
To assess whether or not EnOrmus Bud improves plant growth and health, an experimental design was set up on the Merlot block. The 22 277 vines were divided into five subblocks for different treatments.
Block B in this report received agriOrmus treatment at an application rate of 10 litres of EnOrmus Bud per hectare. Block B & Block E enjoyed the largest gains per hectare.
On Block E, EnOrmus Bud was applied according to specification as a soil drench at the start of the season, on 21 September 2018, at an application rate of 10 litres of EnOrmus Bud per hectare. This was followed by a leaf spray before the budding stage, early in December 2018, at an application rate of 2 litres of EnOrmus Bud per hectare.
Significant differences were observed in plant measurements such as volume, height and normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI). When considering plants treated with EnOrmous Bud and those that are not and its relationship to the plant measurements, there is a significant difference in favour of the EnOrmus Bud.
Treating plants with EnOrmus Bud produce healthy plants.
Adding naturally-occurring ocean minerals (Ormus) back into the soil (sodium removed), results in food with higher mineral content. Ormus typically results in a 10-15 percent jump compared to foods grown in untreated soils. It’s ionic minerals; there are no plant hormones, additives, or anything. The plant will use what it needs, because it’s ionic. It only takes little microliter size of Ormus to produce millions of ions. You notice the growth effect.
Elandshoek, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, Autumn 2016.
From autumn 2016 an experiment was conducted of the farm Elandshoek near Aliwal North, to compare EnOrmus Bud treated and untreated subblocks on mature walnut orchards. The aim was to improve the growth rate and yield of the +- 5 000 walnuts trees that were established on Elandshoek over the previous +- ten years.
Measurements were taken of trunk thickness and shoot tip growth over the following two growth seasons, and harvest data is currently being taken after the third growth season after applying EnOrmus Bud over three seasons, autumn and spring, at an application rate of 10 litres per hectare through soil drenches.
Trees in treated subblocks gained consistently more in trunk circumference compared to untreated subblocks.