The world’s largest grower of baby carrots (snack carrots) have been using Vesta for many years, and is now going 100% organic on all the 20.000 HA. After many years with SOBEC they took the decision to convert to 100% organic, because it was starting to get more effective from a cost benefit analyse, due to some of the results they have experienced during the years. One of them being that gravity spots and xxx? Was reduced considerably. See also the University report on how Vesta supports the microbial activity on carrots.
Part of the vicious circle of needing more and more nitrogen to get the same result is to increase efficiency. We grew 100 tons per HA carrots with only 2 kg – yes two kg of nitrogen.
In the carrot study, VESTA replaces microbes in the rhizosphere and endosphere with microbes that run the nitrogen cycle more efficiently. Transport of nitrogen is one of the answers and we have been long convinced microbes drive the transport.
On potatoes we have been doing a 3 year study with university of Idaho on one of the biggest potato farms in California.
First of all we stopped the fungus diseases. And the quality of the potatoes increased so instead of 80% were classified as top level, it grew to 98% were classified to be on top level. Very positive to the grower, who increase his bottom line considerably.