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Potato Trial

Date: 09/24/2020

Biological inputs on conventional potatoes increased yield 25% to 50 tons/acre. Pacific Gro and Tainio Biologicals together achieved 50 tons/acre in a large scale pivot irrigated field in Washington.

Better Corn with Less Nitrogen

Date: 09/09/2020

Our Nebraska trial demonstrated increased nitrogen uptake and better quality corn at 50% the conventional nitrogen rate. Pacific Gro and microbes replaced half the N.

Strawberry Late Harvest increases Profit

Date: 09/06/2020

Our California strawberry growers extended the harvest of berries late season in fields that received 10 gal/acre of Pacific Gro

Organic Wheat Trial Results

Date: 08/07/2020

On organic wheat in California we trialed 4 treatments with Pacific Gro and other biologicals, to overcome high sodium irrigation water. We increased yields and net return per acre with 2 different leading biological inoculants.

Corn Trial Progress

Date: 07/16/2020

Corn in Iowa treated with Pacific Gro has darker healthier leaves and better soil

Soybean Response to Pacific Gro and Stabl-Max

Date: 07/09/2020

Trial results in Illinois show 50% more blooms in soybean, larger leaves, and higher fungal-bacteria ratio

Increased Nodulation in Soybeans

Date: 06/30/2020

A biological nutrient package and Pacific Gro increased nodulation in soybeans.

Organic Wheat Trial in California

Date: 04/21/2020

Our organic wheat trial in central valley California, is helping the farm overcome challenges with high sodium soil. We're making progress, and sap analysis indicates some nutrients to apply.

COVID Pandemic - what could we learn?

Date: 04/02/2020

During this terrible crisis, let's hope we learn the value of healthy nutrition

Great Opportunity to Improve

Date: 03/19/2020

Trace minerals, such as molybdenum, zinc and copper, disable viruses by breaking down proteins. Crop health can be improved by using the right biological inputs, instead of synthetic inputs … restoring farmers' control and profits

Strawberry Growth Boosted with Biology

Date: 02/05/2020

Comparison of growth of conventional strawberries, with and without Pacific Gro and MetaGro ST microbial

Hemp Trials by Rodale Institute

Date: 01/31/2020

Tara Caton, research coordinator of the Rodale Institute, spoke to a conference in Oregon about their trials using Hemp in crop rotations. She explained how industrial hemp has great promise to regenerate soil, due to its high growth rate and huge root mass. And it's also a cash crop. It fits well when followed by wheat or rye. Rodale hemp trials are starting the third year in Pennsylvania.

Strawberries still producing on January 1st

Date: 01/03/2020

Strawberries, Jan 1st in Santa Maria Valley of California. These berry plants are reaching the “hardening off” stage, losing their vitality, and near the end of their very productive life. That’s the normal life cycle of the plant. In fields treated with Pacific Gro and Metagro ST, the plants were still thriving, producing berries, and the farms were still picking berries. Most other farms in the area were done. So this farm got a nice late season return and good prices.

Better Nutrition from Balanced Soil Nutrition

Date: 12/20/2019

Balancing soil nutrition is important to everyone in the food chain, from farmer to consumer. Dr. Zach Bush gave a keynote address at the Acres Eco-Farm Conference in Minneapolis, where he discussed nutrient density of our foods

It's Conference Season!

Date: 11/14/2019

Impressions from Canada’s conference on Climate Change in Food Systems

Date: 10/31/2019

Regenerative farming and its potential to sequester carbon in the soil was the subject of the First Canadian Summit on Climate Action in Food Systems

Not all Humates are created equal

Date: 10/11/2019

Humic acid and other humate products are very important inputs, and should be applied with all fertilizer programs. We strongly recommend using Huma Gro products, tank mixed with Pacific Gro.

Improving your soil health balance sheet

Date: 10/02/2019

New soil health metrics can help farms communicate the value of better farming practices

The influence of biology, a systems approach

Date: 09/27/2019

Some observations from our trials of healthier plants, reduced pest and disease pressure and better produce.

Wine grape trial increased soil biological activity and brix at harvest

Date: 09/25/2019

This season’s vineyard trial was very successful, documented by data on soil biological activity, grape brix at harvest, and leaf extract analysis. Pacific Gro helped stop progression of red blotch, improved leaf color and vigor during heat stress, increased the soil biological activity and also increased the brix of grapes at harvest. Please see our trial summary report: https://www.pacificgro.com/docs/grape-trial-report-9-20-19.pdf

Corn Trial Summary

Date: 09/18/2019

Visiting our corn trial in Iowa last week, the corn was remarkably healthier, though Pacific Gro was applied at a minimal rate of just 2 gallons/acre in a conventional program. Less leaf disease (Gosser's wilt, leaf blight, grey leaf spot) and more nitrogen going into the plants. See full report here (link to Corn Trial Summary filed in PacificGro.com/Trials)

Improving soil health to increase ROI

Date: 09/13/2019

Regenerative agriculture has become a hot button topic throughout the world. It moves the soil health needle. … Regenerative agriculture practices facilitate the drawdown of excess CO2 through photosynthesis, and by increasing soil health, this also improves farmers’ profitability.

Soil Microbial Activity

Date: 08/30/2019

We’re learning that not only do we need intensive microbial communities in our soils, but we also need a broad diversity of microbes. Soil microbes are critical for vigorous plant growth … and it's not hard to make them work for you.

What is Pacific Gro?

Date: 08/19/2019

Pacific Gro is a company that produces high-quality biological soil nutrition that is proven to increase soil's ability to function and release nutrients to crops making them more resilient. This product increases the biological diversity of the soil and produces superior crop results.