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Growers Secret PROFESSIONAL

TOMATOES
09.10.2012

Research by Dr. David Holden


Holden Research and Consulting
(Preliminary report)
These are some amazing numbers. Very hard
to believe this is from 4 drops per gallon of
spray water!

David Holden
Holden Research and Consulting
Who is David Holden?
Consultant to growers, manufacturers, crop commissions and
distribution.
Holden Research & Consulting specializes in production related
field research in traditional and organic farming with nutrients
and pest management.
Over 35 years of experience as an agronomist and Pest Control
Advisor (PCA).
Has completed over 1,000 field research projects on over 100
crops for a variety of agricultural manufacturers.
Currently consulting on approximately 10,000 acres for
growers of avocados, berries citrus, field grown vegetables,
and wine grapes.
Significant Increase in Marketable Yields

Growers Secret PROFESSIONAL (GSP)


Data Indicates Significant Increase in Tomato Yields
Summary from David Holden.
Standard Practice = 0%
Standard Practice + GSP drench at planting = 39% increase
Standard Practice + GSP drench and single post transplant spray = 26%
increase
Standard Practice + GSP drench and four post transplant sprays = 44%
increase
Standard Practice + GSP drench and four post transplant sprays with
3-18-18 = 52% increase

Preliminary report
TEST PARAMETERS

CROP: Summer tomatoes (Transplants)


LOCATION: Ventura County, California
DESIGN: Randomized complete block
PRODUCT: Growers Secret Professional (1 fl. oz./a)
WATER VOLUME: Foliar, 25 to 100 gal/acre
(depending on plant size)
PLOT SIZE: 100 sq. ft.
TREATMENTS
9/4/2012 (12gstoms01 Growers Secret 2012 Tomato Trial.PRT) Protocol Treatments Page 2 of 11
Holden Research and Consulting
Field Testing for Grower's Secret Pro Plant Growth Enhancer on Tomatoes Summer
2012
Protocol ID: 12gstoms01
Location: Oxnard, CA Study Director: Chuck Schiller
Investigator: David Holden
Applicat
Trt Treatment Rate Other Other Application Spray Volume Comment Comment
ion

No. Name Unit Rate Rate Unit Code Description Volume Unit 1 2

1 Standard Fertility
2 Standard Fertility
Grower's Secret drops/gallon 1 gal/tray (app 250
4 A Drench transplants
Professional drench plant
3 Standard Fertility
Grower's Secret drops/gallon 1 gal/tray (app 250
4 A Drench transplants
Professional drench plant
Grower's Secret
4 drops/gallon spray B 2 weeks post plant 25 GAL/AC
Professional
4 Standard Fertility
Grower's Secret drops/gallon 1 gal/tray (app 250
4 A Drench transplants
Professional drench plant
Grower's Secret 2 weeks post plant, 30 day Later treats at 50-100
4 drops/gallon spray BCDE 25 GAL/AC monthly after B
Professional interval gpa
5 Standard Fertility
Grower's Secret drops/gallon 1 gal/tray (app 250
4 A Drench transplants
Professional drench plant
Grower's Secret 2 weeks post plant, 30 day Later treats at 50-100
4 drops/gallon spray BCDE 25 GAL/AC monthly after B
Professional interval gpa
2 weeks post plant, 30 day Later treats at 50-100
3-18-18 1 gal/ac BCDE 25 GAL/AC monthly after B
interval gpa
CONDUCTANCE
(A measure of chlorophyll in leaves)

a
ab a ab

b*

Preliminary report
* Data with the same letter are not statistically different.
TOMATO YIELD (Tons/Acre)

b c ab a

Preliminary report
* Data with the same letter are not statistically different.
% MARKETABLE FRUIT
a
a

a a

Preliminary report
* Data with the same letter are not statistically different.
WEIGHT OF FRUIT (grams)
a
ab
b
c

Preliminary report
* Data with the same letter are not statistically different.
ECONOMICS
INVESTMENT
Cost of Growers Secret PROFESSIONAL (GSP) = $17.50 / fl. oz.
(wholesale)
Number of applications in test = 5
Cost of Growers Secret PROFESSIONAL = $87.50 / acre (plus fertilizer)
RETURN
Assumed value of one ton of tomatoes = $69.40*
Yield Standard Fertility = 23 Tons = $1,596.20 /a
Yield Standard Fertility + Growers Secret PROFESSIONAL = 35.1 Tons =
$2,435.94 /a
TRANSLATION
Approximately 52.6% increase in yield and profit (minus fertilizer
expenses)

* California Tomato Growers Association - 2011 value


ECONOMICS

Translated * to 2011 California average yield (46.3 Tons /a)


46.3 Tons /a @ 69.40 /Ton = $3,213.22
52.6% possible increase from Growers Secret PROFESSIONAL
= 70.65 Tons /a @ $69.40 = $4,903.37
INCREASE = $1,690.15 - $87.50 (minus fertilizer costs)
Translated profit per acre = approximately $1,602.65 (minus fertilizer
costs)

Investment $87.50 + fertilizer cost

Return on Investment over cost of Growers Secret


PROFESSIONAL (not including fertilizer ) = as high as 1,840%.

* Based on translation from small plot data


SUMMARY
These are some amazing numbers. Very hard to believe
this is from 4 drops per gallon of spray water!
David Holden

Why did David say this? Growers Secret treated plots had:

- Statistically higher level of chlorophyll in plants


- Statistically larger fruit
- Numerically higher percent of marketable fruit
- Statistically higher yields