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CONCETRIC'S MICROBIAL CROP INPUTS ARE IMPORTANT TOOLS FOR GROWERS OF A WIDE RANGE OF AGRICULTURAL CROPS.

Concentric’s products contain beneficial microorganisms that work together to substantially reduce the use of fertilizers and pesticides in agricultural systems. They promote crop productivity by increasing tolerance under abiotic stress conditions.

Learn more about the science behind Concentric’s products here.

“Our strawberry crop was suffering from extreme stress. Sometimes there are few effective options to help save a crop. Concentric revived our badly affected plants, and new growth appeared within four to five days. We were able to open on schedule for our U-Pick season and continued harvesting until season’s end.”

 —Herb Grafe, Knaus Berry Farm

Grapes

Branch of blue grapes on vine in vineyard

WINE GRAPES TRIAL

MALIBU, CALIFORNIA

Application of Concentric showed an increase in weight per bunch, number of bunches per vine, and rachis length. In total, Concentric-treated grapes showed a 29.6% increase in yield over the grower standard.

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TABLE GRAPES TRIAL

SANGER, CALIFORNIA

Application of Concentric’s SYNERGRO FREE™ showed an increase in yield, bunches per vine and weight per bunch. In total, Concentric-treated grapes showed a 31% increase in yield over the grower standard.

Peppers

Close-up of a organic bell peppers growing on plants.Taken in Watsonville, California, USA.Please view related images below or click on the banner lightbox links to view additional images, from related categories.

University of Georgia Bell Pepper Trial

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA HORTICULTURE FARM
TIFTON, GEORGIA

This two-year study showed an increase in vigor and marketable yield in green bell peppers. It also showed a decrease in the occurrence of blossom end rot.

Tree fruits

Sweet peach fruits growing on a peach tree branch in orchard

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY PEACH TRIAL

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
SENECA, SOUTH CAROLINA

Application of Concentric showed an increase in yield and an increase in fruit size. In total, Concentric-treated trees showed a 44.7% increase in yield over untreated trees.

Avocados

Bunch of fresh avocados ripening on an avocado tree branch in sunny garden

AVOCADO TRIAL

SYNTECH RESEARCH
SOMIS, CALIFORNIA

Application of Concentric’s SYNERGRO FREE™ showed an increase in yield and fruit size in this 2017 trial.

Onions

close-up of onion plantation in the vegetable garden

ONION FIELD DEMO

RONDYKE FARMS LIMITED
ERIEAU, ONTARIO

Application of Concentric showed an increase in yield, with the increases being seen markedly in the 2 1/4″ to 3″ grade. This translated into a significant increase in revenue for the grower.

Lettuce

Close up of lettuce

HEAD LETTUCE

PACIFIC AG RESEARCH
SALINAS, CALIFORNIA

Application of Concentric showed an increase in yield and a reduction in cull weight. The trial also showed the potential for maintaining yields while reducing nitrogen leaching and runoff through the use of Concentric.

Legumes

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ORGANIC GREEN BEAN SEEDLINGS

COTTLE ORGANICS
ROSE HILL, NORTH CAROLINA

Application of Concentric to organic green bean seedlings during field transplantation improved plant growth and commercial field production.

Nuts

Fresh pecans bulk. pattern

PECANS

SOUTHEAST AG RESEARCH
CHULA, GEORGIA

Concentric’s product was applied at three rates throughout the growing cycle, and showed yield increases as well as improvement in pecan quality.

Brassica crops

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FALL BROCCOLI PRODUCTION TRIAL

STUDENT FARM ORGANIC GREENHOUSE
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
CHARLESTON, S.C.

This study demonstrated a significant overall increase in production of broccoli with applications of Concentric. In total, Concentric-treated broccoli out-yielded control plants by 38 percent.

CUCURBIT CROPS

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WATERMELON TRIALS: GEORGIA & ARIZONA

TWO TRIALS: SOUTHEAST AG RESEARCH IN GEORGIA AND RD4AG IN ARIZONA

These 2017 trials in Georgia and Arizona showed an increase in yield with application of Concentric. One trial also showed an increase in the number of 45-sized fruit with the use of Concentric.

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GEORGIA WATERMELON APPLICATION NOTE

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
MOULTRIE, GEORGIA

This 2016 trial at the University of Georgia in Moultrie, Georgia, demonstrates the added benefits of Concentric in production of conventional watermelon.

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ORGANIC WATERMELON YIELD TRIAL

CLAYTON RAWL FARMS
LEXINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

The data from this trial at a large commercial organic farm shows that treatments with Concentric resulted in a significant increase in pounds per acre of watermelons harvested.

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CANTALOUPE TRIAL

SOUTHEAST AG RESEARCH
CHULA, GEORGIA

At this trial, conducted with Southeast Ag Research, applications of Concentric on cantaloupes showed an increase in yield.

tomatoes

Tomatoes

Processing tomatoes trial

PACIFIC AG RESEARCH
FIVE POINTS, CALIFORNIA

This trial showed that applications of Concentric have a positive effect on yield of processing tomatoes. It also showed that tomatoes treated with Concentric had a higher proportion of red fruit than those treated with standard fertility.

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NITROGEN UPTAKE AND YIELD IN ORGANIC TOMATO PRODUCTION

STUDENT ORGANIC GREENHOUSE
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA

This research demonstrated improved production of organic tomatoes with application of Concentric. Levels of nitrogen in tomato leaf tissue were also higher in treated plants, suggesting that applications of Concentric may improve uptake of this critical macronutrient.

Berries - Conventional

Fresh organic strawberry.

2017 STRAWBERRY YIELD TRIAL

CAMARILLO, CALIFORNIA

This research demonstrated improved production of Portola strawberries with application of Concentric. The treated strawberries saw a significant yield increase over the control block, as well as an increase in total percentage of marketable berries.

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STRAWBERRY GROWTH AND YIELD TRIAL

LAMBETH, ONTARIO
CANADA

This research demonstrated improved production of Albion strawberries with application of Concentric. The treated strawberries saw a yield increase of 33% over the control block.

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QUEBEC MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD STRAWBERRY TRIAL

PLESSISVLLE, QUEBEC

This trial showed a 25% yield increase in Concentric-treated plants. It was conducted in conjunction with a MAPAQ initiative to evaluate methods to increase strawberry production between harvests.

Berries - Organic

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ORGANIC CONTAINER STRAWBERRY TRIAL

CAMARILLO, CALIFORNIA

This 2017 trial featured applications of Concentric at two different rates, 0.5 gallons/acre twice per month and 1 gallon/acre twice per month. The berries treated with Concentric showed yield increases of 35.2% and 26.5% respectively.

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ORGANIC STRAWBERRY PRODUCTION TRIAL

VENTURA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

This 2016 trial demonstrated a 31.8% yield increase in Concentric-treated strawberries. These berries had lower mortality rates than the control berries, and increased the grower’s return by over $11,000.

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ORGANIC RASPBERRY TRIAL

OXNARD, CALIFORNIA

This 2017 trial experimented with a variety of Concentric treatment rates on organic raspberries. At the recommended rate of 1 gallon/acre, the treated raspberries showed a 9.4% yield increase over the grower standard.