Tuesday, 24 March 2015

South Australia Does This to Increase Crop Yields 300% Without GMOs

Why would you go for seven per cent when you can get 50 to 100 per cent increases in yield without having to use genetically modified seeds?

The South Australian Agriculture Minister has just reported "amazing" results after trialing a new soil program. Minister Leon Bignell describes using technology that works with the soil and other organic matter. This type of innovation, that he calls an "evolution in science" abounds over genetic engineering, he said.

The results of the following trial experiment strengthened his view that a moratorium on GM technology should remain indefinitely as it proves that GMOs are not needed. Incidentally, this year's government test run was called "New Horizons" and some of the trial sites boasted a 300% increase in yields.

Minister Bignell - who has stood with protesters against GM technology - said of the upgraded ag technique:
Instead of using the top five centimetres of the soil, you go down to 50cm or even deeper.
You put clay in it when it's needed, you put organic matter where it's needed as well.
We're seeing [yield] increases of 50 per cent, 100 per cent, even 300 per cent in some of the cases.
Source: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/03/south-australia-does-this-to-increase.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 24th, 2015.]

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