In Summer 2020, Rusty Cartillar performed a field trial in Hickory Ridge, Arkansas, where our SBb 2.5 product was tested against the cocktail of chemical pesticides commonly used by rice farmers in the State.
- Variety: Clearfield 150
- Planting date: April 10th, 2020
- Harvest date: September 10-15th 2020
- Growing conditions: Wet spring when planted, followed by a hot and dry July with temperatures over 100 degrees and high humidity.
- Treatments: Either the leading brand of a mixture of fungicides and insecticides ($15/acre) or SBb 2.5 ($18/acre).
- Product application: Liquid SBb 2.5 was sprayed onto the rice seeds before planting.
Based on the increases in yield and quality
ARKANSAS TRIAL: $150/ACRE PROFIT BASED ON YIELD AND QUALITY GAIN
FULLY PLANTED HICKORY RIDGE 1,100 ACRE FARM WOULD HAVE SEEN
AN INCREASE IN PROFIT OF $165,000