Field Study

Vitazyme on Wheat – 2003, North America

The average of this wheat yield was 100 bu/acre across all 120 acres of the center pivot test area, which was the highest yield of wheat for the entire county during 2003. An average yield of irrigated wheat is 60 bu/acre for western Kansas, and a good irrigated yield is 80 bu/acre.

Vitazyme not only increased the yield of the wheat by 40%, but also improved the standability of the wheat due to greater stem strength (more cellulose, callose, and lignin deposition). The grower estimated that the treated wheat had 20 to 30% more plants standing at harvest than did the untreated control. This benefit resulted in an income increase of $102.30/acre, with a cost:benefit ratio of about 25:1.