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INDEPENDENT FIELD TRIAL and TEST RESULTS on SEA-CROP® for 2007

These tests were sponsored at four different test facilities by an entity independent of Ambrosia Technology.

Field Trial at Louisiana State University

Corn: Two tests treated with 2 gallons per acre and 4 gallons per acre gave increased corn harvests of 58.15% and 94.49% respectively

Eugene, Oregon Tests

Sweet corn was planted and treated in the furrow with SEA-CROP® at the rate of 1.8 gallons per acre. Scotts Osmocote N-P-K fertilizer was used on both the untreated control and treated tests. After 115 days the plants were dug up, the roots washed and the entire plant desiccated so that dry matter weights could be compared. The percentage gain of the SEA-CROP® treated plants as compared to the controls is listed below.

Start Date
Duration
Replications
Dry Matter Increase of Sea-Crop Treated Plants
Roots Tops Ears Total
4-25-2007
115 Days
10
65.22%
46.62%
45.11%
47.14%

Purple Basil starts were transplanted into one gallon pots and treated with SEA-CROP® at the rate of 3 gallons per acre. Cotton seed meal was used on both the untreated control and treated tests as an organic fertilizer. After 30 days the plants were dug up, the roots washed and the entire plant desiccated so that dry matter weights could be compared. The percentage gain of the SEA-CROP® treated plants as compared to the controls is listed below.

Start Date Duration Replications Dry Matter Increase of SEA-CROP® Treated Plants
Roots Tops Total
7-17-2007 30 days 8 325.25% 14.56% 43.87%

Orange Thyme starts were transplanted into one gallon pots and treated with SEA-CROP® at the rate of 3 gallons per acre. Cotton seed meal was used on both the untreated control and treated tests as an organic fertilizer. After 30 days the plants were dug up, the roots washed and the entire plant desiccated so that dry matter weights could be compared. The percentage gain of the SEA-CROP® treated plants as compared to the controls is listed below.

Start Date Duration Replications Dry Matter Increase of SEA-CROP® Treated Plants
Roots Tops Total
7-18-2007 45 days 6 31.32% 15.16% 18.58%

Rosemary (Salem) starts were transplanted into one gallon pots and treated with SEA-CROP® at the rate of 3 gallons per acre. Cotton seed meal was used on both the untreated control and treated tests as an organic fertilizer. After 30 days the plants were dug up, the roots washed and the entire plant desiccated so that dry matter weights could be compared. The percentage gain of the Sea-Crop treated plants as compared to the controls is listed below.

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Start Date Duration Replications Dry Matter Increase of SEA-CROP® Treated Plants
Roots Tops Total
7-19-2007 45 days 6 23.14% 15.29% 17.24%

French Tarragon starts were transplanted into one gallon pots and treated with SEA-CROP® at the rate of 3 gallons per acre. Cotton seed meal was used on both the untreated control and treated tests as an organic fertilizer. After 30 days the plants were dug up, the roots washed and the entire plant desiccated so that dry matter weights could be compared. . The percentage gain of the Sea-Crop treated plants as compared to the controls is listed below.

Start Date Duration Replications Dry Matter Increase of SEA-CROP® Treated Plants
Roots Tops Total
7-20-2007 45 days 6 32.96% 19.64% 26.02%

Strawberry (June bearing) bare root starts were transplanted into one gallon pots. Scott’s Osmocote N-P-K fertilizer was used on both the untreated control and the treated tests. On the sixth day after transplantation the treated plants received SEA-CROP® at the rate of 3 gallons per acre. The treated plants produced fruit earlier as well as later in the season with significantly more fruit during the peak harvest season. Total increase in yield of fruit by weight 65.2%

Start Date Duration Replications Dry Matter Increase of SEA-CROP® Treated Plants
Roots Tops Total
1-24-2007 9 months 8 41.2% 120.7% 69.8%

Tomato (Micro-tom) seeds were planted in 4 inch pots in August. Molasses was used as a fertilizer for both the untreated control and the treated tests.

Start Date Duration Replications Harvest Increase of SEA-CROP® Treated Plants
Number of Fruit Total Fruit Weight
8-8-2007 133 days 8 83.9% 144.3%

Davis California Test

Cucumber seeds were germinated, then transplanted into 4 inch pots and treated with SEA-CROP® at the rate of 3 gallons per acre. A commercial N-P-K fertilizer was used on both the untreated control and the treated tests. After 4 weeks the plants were dug up, the roots washed and the entire plant desiccated so that dry matter weights could be compared.

Start Date Duration Replications Dry Matter Increase of SEA-CROP® Treated Plants
Roots Tops Total
3-20-2007 4 weeks 6 72.5% 68.4% 69.4%

Morocco University Test

Eggplant sets were planted in 5 liter pots and 8 replicates were then treated with a foliar spray of SEA-CROP® that was diluted to a 1% concentration. There was no increase in fruit set but the fruit of the treated plants were 79.5% larger by weight giving a 79% increase in yield over the control.

INDEPENDENT FIELD TRIAL and TEST RESULTS on SEA-CROP® for 2008

These tests were sponsored at different test facilities by an entity independent of Ambrosia Technology. Field Trial at Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge

SEA-CROP® was used as a root dip on plug transplants at the dilution rate of one part in fifty (2%). The treatment gave the following increases in marketable fruit:

 

On Eggplants 66%
On Tomatoes 30%
On Peppers 71%
On Strawberries 25%

In another test involving 4,000 strawberry plants and testing the beneficial effects of four different products, SEA-CROP® excelled and produced the best results.

The above tests all took place in nematode infested soil

 

Morocco University at Agidar Field Trial

SEA-CROP® was used as a soil drench on runner beans in the two leaf stage after emergence and as a foliar spray three and six weeks after the soil drench. Total

SEA-CROP® usage was three gallons per acre and the increase in marketable fruit was 86%.

Zucchini Commercial Greenhouse Trial in Morocco (2007-2008)

Sea-Crop was evaluated on 120 plants grown hydroponically in coco-peat using 5 different combinations of drench and foliar applications and compared with a control. The best performance was achieved when SEA-CROP® was applied twice as a 1% foliar application, while the second best was achieved when SEA-CROP® was applied twice as a 0.30% drench. One foliar application of SEA-CROP® at 1% achieved better results than one drench at 0.30% concentration. It was found that SEA-CROP® improves leaf size, number of fruits and total yield, while causing an early flowering and an early production compared to the control.

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Green Bean Commercial Greenhouse Trial in Morocco (2007-2008)

SEA-CROP® was evaluated on 500 plants grown hydroponically in coco-peat using 5 different combinations of drench and foliar applications and compared with a control. The best performance was achieved when SEA-CROP® was applied as a 0.1% drench and followed in 3 weeks by a 0.1% foliar application. It was found that SEA-CROP® improves plant growth, leaf size, root volume and root weight while accelerating early production and improving overall yield.

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