Field Study

Vitazyme on Sugar Beets – 2011, Russia

This sugar beet trial in Russia revealed that Vitazyme, especially at 0.5 liter/ha applied twice, but also the 1.0 liter/ha rate, greatly improved weight (14 to 21%), root yield (14 to 21%), sugar content of the roots (1.2 to 2.2%-points), and total sugar yield (30%). These improvements were a reflection of a greater leaf area to photosynthesize and fix carbon, as well as improvements in the chlorophyll content of the leaf tissue as measured by a meter. The usual seed and foliar treatment, Epin-Extra, increased all growth and yield parameters but resulted in a much smaller sugar increase than did either Vitazyme treatment.