Trials & Research 2017-11-20T15:33:48+00:00

Trials and Research

Whether indoors or outdoors, every green crop will respond to some degree to applications of our technology. Our patented manufacturing process, along with the quality controls we employ, is very flexible, which means we are able to produce a variety of products for different crops and application methods.

An ongoing trial and development process helps us position our technology to deliver maximum effect on crop yields and crop quality. This process also allows us to focus on key crop production issues including:

  • Maximizing carbohydrate production per acre
  • Nitrogen fixing in legumes
  • Maximizing crop quality values
  • Long term soil benefits, carbon storage
farmer inspecting crop

Our eventual goal is to be able to extract our products from the very same crops where we are able to drive increases in productivity.

Soy bean crops

Trials have reached several European countries, including Czechoslovakia, Ukraine, Latvia, and Germany, as well as Canada (P.E.I., Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and B.C.) and several American states (Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas, North and South Dakota, etc.).

Our main emphasis has been on row crops such as:

  • corn
  • soybeans
  • cereals/wheat (spring and fall)
  • alfalfa
  • canola
  • field peas

Along with:

  • sugar beets
  • sunflowers
  • apples
  • potatoes

Targeting each crop at key times for energy requirements drives our recommendations on timing, number of applications, and rates.

Trial Results

Below are the results of small plot replicated trials completed on a variety of different crops with different application techniques in Ontario, Canada.

Alfalfa Trial Foliar Application
Tonne per acre change

Starting with an untreated control of 3.8 tonnes of alfalfa per acre, the year after the first foliar application showed an increase of 1 tonne more yield than before. The second application followed with an increase of 0.8 tonnes per arce, the third year with a remarkable 1.2 tonne increase, and the fourth with another 1 tonnes increase of alfalfa yields.

In total, with Lignition foliar treatments on alfalfa over 4 years, there was a total increase of 4 tonnes per acre, which is an average increase of 26% per year, an average of 1 tonne per acre.

Replicated contracted plot trials Ontario, Canada

Protein yield, dry matter, and feed value per acre increases
3 cut system with 4 applications.

Alfalfa crop treatment

Field Corn Trial – Seed Application
Bushels per acre change

Over a trial period of five years, seed applied treatment to corn showed outstanding results. With an untreated control beginning with 150 bushels of corn per acre, increases were shown from an additional 15 bushels per acre to a substantial 32 extra bushels per acre.

In the span of Lignition treatments over five years, seed applied corn showed an overall total of 119 additional bushels of corn per acre, which is an average increase 16% per year. The average of 12 bushels to 32 bushels/acre.

Replicated contracted plot trials Ontario, Canada

100gm/tonne of seed, applied as a liquid.

Field corn seed treatment

Soybean Trial – Seed Application
Bushels per acre change

With a base line of an untreated 46 bushels per acre of soybean crops, the first year with seed application showed an increase of 7 bushels per acre. By year three with the same application, there was an incredible growth of 16 additional bushels of soybean per acre.

Over four years of Lignition seed application, there was a total increase of 34 bushels per acre, which is an average increase of 19% per year. The average of 8 bushels per acre.

Replicated contracted plot trials Ontario, Canada. 100 gram/tonne of seed, applied as a liquid.

Soybean crop treatment

Winter Wheat Trial – Seed Application
Bushels per acre change

A winter wheat trail with seed application started with an untreated control of 68 bushels per acre. By year two of treatment there was an increase of 18 bushels per acre and by year four a remarkable additional 22 bushels of wheat per acre.

With four years of Lignition seed treatment, there were a total of 50 additional bushels per acres, which is an average increase of 18% per year. The average of 12.5 bushels per acre.

Replicated contracted plot trials Ontario, Canada. 100 gram/tonne of seed, applied as liquid.

Winter wheat crop yield improvement chart

From our product trials conducted globally during different seasons, we have demonstrated that if you increase crops’ photosynthetic capacity and ability to absorb greater amounts of solar energy, bigger and more durable yields are the typical result.

Our research findings are also supported by these academic documents:

Reference #1

Raising yield potential of wheat. Increasing photosynthetic capacity and efficiency. Journal of Experimental Botany, January 2011:62(2):453-467. Dr. Martin Parry.

Reference #2

Improving Photosynthetic Efficiency for Greater Yield. Annual review of Plant Biology 2010.61:236-261. Dr. SP. Long, Dr. DR. Ort, Dr. Xin-Guang Zhu.

Reference # 3

What is the maximum efficiency with which photosynthesis can convert solar energy into biomass? Current Opinion in Biotechnology 2008.19:1-7.

Reference #4

Climate and the Efficiency of Crop Production in Britain. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 1977 281,277-294.

Reference #5

Co-ordination network for LIGNIN-standardisation, production and applications adapted to market requirements (EUROLIGNIN). Industrial crops and products/An International Journal 2004 121-129. R.J.A. Gosselink, E. De Jong, B.Gurran, A.Abacherli.

“Despite all of our best technological advances, it is nature that provides us with our single most effective weapon in this fight against rising CO2 concentrations.”
– Thomas Crowther, Yale University, Estimate of the Number of Trees on Planet Earth: Nature Journal