New Seedling Trial
New trays were used for this trial, it must be noted that the new trays have 128 seedlings
per tray and not 96 as with the initial trials.
This trial was based on control, 0.5ml/tree and 1ml/tree to be applied monthly.
4 Bags of compost were used to fill the trays, the bark compost was treated as follows:
7x Control Trays Filled with untreated medium
7x Treated Trays Filled with treated medium. 0.5ml/tree
7x` Treated Trays Filled with treated medium 1ml/tree
14 x 128 = 1792 Seedlings x 1ml = 1795ml ACF-SR (mixed into medium and filled into trays)
control received untreated medium
The 14 trays have been marked with the date, 0.5ml/tree and 1ml/tree for identification
and future monthly treatment at 0.5ml and 1ml, 4 week treatment intervals. 100ml of
bacteria was not mixed into the medium, this was sprayed onto the surface of the trays
once these were filled. Trays were subsequently planted with seed.
ACF-SR was applied to the bark compost before planting, this was followed with ACF-32
foliage spray 2 weeks later.
A third application of ACF-SR has been applied on the 11 th July, this was applied between the
foliage at the stems and onto the soil by means of backpack spray (5l water + bacteria per 7
Further applications will take place every 4 weeks (should be considered at 4 week intervals
rather than 2 weeks – price sensitivity)
This trial is showing a lot of promise, there are distinct differences between the
control and both treated options
The 1ml/tree application is showing a seed germination success rate of 95 – 98%
whilst the 0.5ml treatment is around 85% and the control at 75%
There is a vast difference in seedling sizes, volume, colour and general appearance
This trial has proven that the ozonated water did adversely affect the first trials.
Fertilizer was added on the 26 th October and the saplings were dosed again with bacteria on
the 14 th November.
This will be the final dose – Mortality will be measured until planting out size, roots weighed
and stems measured.
The trials are doing very well considering they received no fertilizer.