Field Study

Vitazyme on Amaranthus – 2003, Nigeria

Vitazyme applied to the amaranthus seeds only before planting produced significant growth
stimulation effects throughout the 6-week growing period. Especially noticeable was the effect of
Vitazyme to initiate more efficient fertilizer utilization, making plant height, leaf number, leaf
area, shoot weight, and plant biomass as great with the 100 kg/ha NPK level as with the 200
kg/ha NPK treatment with no Vitazyme. This effect of encouraging more efficient nutrient
use is especially important for countries such as Nigeria where nutrient applications,
because of high costs, may be suboptimal, but where Vitazyme can increase fertilizer effectiveness
so the farmer can approach optimum yields in spite of this reduced application