Following the field trials that have achieved good results on large rice fields and the Winter-Spring rice crop, BSB collaborated with the Mekong Delta Rice Institute to carry out the next experiment with a more optimal farming model. The model is designed for the Summer-Autumn crop of 2023, on an area of 2.6 hectares, with 3 farming methods including
Trial 1: EcoCycle: Advanced Cultivation as recommended by the Institute + Spraying ECO OK product at 0, 10, 30, 55, 65 DAT or 85 DAT;
Trial 2: Control 1: New style farming with 56.8N-58.4P 2 O 5 -38.4K 2 O fertilizer;
Trial 3: Control 2: Cultivation according to the Institute's recommendations.
Image: Rice using ECO OK (left) and Control (right).
Test results have proven the superior capabilities of ECO OK in
Preventing pests and diseases of plants: Trials 1 and 2 with ECO OK foliar fertilizer spraying had lower diseases on leaves with disease rates from 13.3-15.7 %.
Yield per ha
% increase against control
Rice grain quality: Methods 1 and 2 have a higher percentage of firm rice than the control. The sticky rice grains are almost the same and follow the genetic characteristics of the rice variety.
Thus, productivity is once again confirmed at an increase rate of 26.8% this season for the OM18 rice variety, which is a hybrid rice variety widely cultivated in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam.
Along with a 26.8% yield increase on wheat, ECO OK affirms its role as a circular economy solution for global food insecurity.
Although the productivity and profit of Method 2 (Control 1) and the Control 2 are not significantly different, Method 2 uses less pure nitrogen fertilizer, so it has a superior advantage in terms of economic efficiency and safety for environment.
In the near future, we will conduct additional field trials to evaluate the effectiveness of ECO OK Products in more rice species and regions with different soil and climatic conditions.