Vitazyme on Barley – 2007, Mosca, Colorado
This malting barley trial in southern Colorado proved that Vitazyme, at two applications through irrigation water, improved the yield by 4%. The level of protein for the two treatments was not available.
Researcher: Patrick O’Neil
Variety: Malting barley
Soil type: sandy loam
Experimental design: A center-pivot field of barley was divided into a 60 acre untreated and a 30 acre Vitazyme treated area to determine if the product would improve barley yield and quality.
Fertilizer treatment: 200 lb/acre of nitrogen was achieved for total residual soil nitrogen plus pre-plant applications, and applications in irrigation water following planting
Vitazyme treatments: (1) 13 oz/acre at the first true irrigation, soon after emergence, and (2) 13 oz/acre during late tillering