AGGRAND Growth Plot Study Underway for 2013
Growing crops or gardens of any size always puts the grower in a position to depend on the weather. Too much heat or cold, too much or too little rain can wreak havoc on commercial and residential crops and gardens. AGGRAND natural fertilizers are put through stringent testing each year as AGGRAND personnel work with the unpredictable weather patterns in Superior, Wis. Each year, growth plots are planted, documented and analyzed to develop long-term data of the effectiveness of AGGRAND formulations, as well as guidelines for research and development.
The 2012 growing season began with a flood, followed by drought conditions for much of the growing season. In last yearâ€™s analysis, AGGRAND fertilizers outperformed the competition.
â€œUnseasonably cold and wet weather this year resulted in low soil temperatures and delayed planting until the second week of June,â€ said AGGRAND Manager Richard Holappa. â€œHowever, recent warm and humid conditions, plus more than adequate rainfall, has seen the growth of the beans and corn taking off in all plots. The corn and beans in the AGGRAND plot are taller, greener, and more lush than the other two plots.
AGGRAND personnel will continue monitoring and sampling the plots throughout the season and the findings will be released in the annual Growth Plot Study next year.