Chase SM3 Seaweed Extract
Dwarf Bean Trial (1993)

Contract Crop grown for Birds Eye Foods

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Site: Thurlton, Suffolk
Variety: Verto
Drilled: 16th June
Emergence: 1st July
SM3 Applied: 2nd July (Crop Stage 4-6cm high)
SM3 Application Rate: 4.5 Litres per Acre
Base Fertilizer per HA: 140 (N) – 210 (P) – 210 (K)
Rhizobium Granules: @ 10 KG/HA
Irrigation: None (Ample Rainfall)
SM3 Treated Area: 5 Acres (2 HA)
Control Area: 17 Acres (6.9 HA)

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SM3 – Dwarf Bean Trial

 

Results
SM3 TREATED AREA (5 ACRES) CONTROL AREA (17 ACRES)
YIELD (TONNES)
AVERAGE YIELD
22.60
4.52 Tonnes/Acre
11.2 Tonnes/Ha
73.27
4.31 Tonnes/Acre
10.64 Tonnes/Ha

 

The Benefits (2012 prices) PER ACRE PER HECTARE
INCREASED INCOME
(based on £171.5/tonne)
£65.02 £160.61
SM3 APPLICATION COST £9.93 £24.55
SM3 COST £18.57 £46.85
NET INCREASE IN INCOME £36.12 £89.21