While the current rhizobia bacteria market is limited to a few legume crops, the accessible market for Azotic Technologies is on all of the world’s crop species. Proof of Concept has been established in a diverse range of crops, including grass, maize, wheat, rice, oil-seed rape, potato and tomato.
Our current field trial programme is focusing on rice, wheat, maize and barley.
Independent field trials have demonstrated that Azotic’s technology can achieve improved yields on two of the world’s most important cereal crops, Maize and Wheat, whilst vastly reducing nitrogen fertiliser applications. Trials on wheat in the UK and maize in Belgium and Germany indicated that N-Fix® treated crops reduced Nitrogen fertiliser application by over 50 per cent with a positive impact on yields.
In 2018, farm scale trials on maize and soybean were carried out across 11 US States; these produced encouraging results and positive feedback from growers. Envita™ (the brand name in North America) increased yields on average 5-13% and in some cases up to 20% in trials where nitrogen fertiliser levels were not reduced.
A series of rice trials in Vietnam has shown very positive results with a significant increase in yield. Two trials involved paddy direct sowing for typical double irrigated rice in the Mekong Delta region and a third comprised of transplanting the rice in the North Red River Delta region. The rice treated with our natural nitrogen fixing technology gave the best results in the field.
Results with Gd at direct sowing
The graph below presents an average of two trials with direct sowing. Result is an increase in yield of 22% when Gd was used at 100% fertilisation level. When the nitrogen level was decreased to 50 – 60% an increase in yield with 33% was observed.
Results with Gd at transplanting
The graph below presents the results of one trial with transplanting. Result is an increase in yield of 10% when Gd was used at 100% fertilisation level. When the nitrogen level was decreased to 75% an increase in yield with 14% was observed.
This very clearly shows that the wide-spread application of N-Fix® in agriculture across the world could result in a significant reduction in the amount of fertiliser used on crops. This would not only bring about environmental but also economic benefits for both farmers and the wider population.