Vitazyme on Corn – 2012, Columbia, Missouri, USA
In this side-by-side experimental farm demonstration at Columbia, Missouri, a seed plus foliar treatment of Vitazyme resulted in a substantial 8 bu/acre (17%) yield increase despite a severe hailstorm on July 3. Of considerable interest is the fact that the hail storm broke off 20% fewer stalks that had been treated with this product due to stronger connective tissues – cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin – in the treated plants. Tissue levels of N, P, K, and protein were all increased, especially P, and K, and grain elemental levels at harvest was in most cases increased, especially for P. These results reveal the ability of Vitazyme’s active agents to activate rhizosphere activity and the availability of nutrients, especially P, presumably because of a more active mycorrhizae population. An analysis of free amino acids in the plant tissues is discussed in a separate report.