Increases yield




The main purpose of Albit is the growth promotion and yield increase. Albit increases the yield of cereals, sugar beet, sunflower, potato, flax, vegetables, legumes, horticultural crops, fodder grasses and other main agricultures by 12-23% (tested with 47 cultures).

According to the field trials data (1997-2004) the average yield increase of different cultures when using Albit was calculated. It is necessary to note, that this summarizing table contains data taken from different regions of Russia in different years. In favorable conditions yield increase might be considerably greater. 

However, various agricultures respond differently to Albit treatment. Regarding to average Albit-dependent yield increase, plants can be divided into 3 groups. The most responsive cultures (yield increase over 23%) are buckwheat, millet, sunflower, some berries (gooseberry, currant, and strawberry) and vegetables (cucumbers, eggplants). For example, Albit treatment of buckwheat allows realizing of high biological potential of this culture, which usually does not show its worth (see in details). As result, yield increase for buckwheat might reach 50% of productivity in control. Horticultures (apple and cherry), maize, lentil and carrot have relatively low responsiveness (yield increase below 12%).

One can note that cultures of listed groups (of maximal and minimal responsiveness) were tested in a few trials in 1-2 regions, often in extreme climatic conditions. Thus, information about these cultures needs additional more accurate definition and additional tests.

Majority of cultures have Albit-dependent yield increase within 12-23%. Influence of Albit on this ‘basic’ group is determined quite precisely. All cereals (eared and panicled), sugar beet, flax, soybean, pea, potato, vine, most of vegetables and fodder cultures belong to this group. Within this group, sugar beet demonstrate the highest responsiveness, cabbage (white and Peking) does the lowest one. Responsiveness of cereals growth in series:

Winter wheat>spring wheat>spring barley>rice>winter barley>oats>rye.

Yield increase can be measured in absolute values (centners/hectare, kg/m², tonne/hectare, etc.) and relatively, in percents. Relative yield increase is better for characterization of influence of Albit on plants, because it is independent on yield in control set. Cultures with similar relative yield increase might have very different absolute one. For example, average relative yield increases of spring and winter barley are quite similar (18,2 and 21,6% respectively), but absolute yield increase is 3,9 centners/hectare for spring barley and 10,7 centners/hectare for winter barley due to higher productivity of the last one (44-56 centners/hectare in control).

The productivity of agricultures is given in Table 3 in centners/hectare. For vegetables and some other cultures it is more convenient to present the yield in kg/m². For converting, 1centner/hectare = 0,01 kg/m².

Depending on conditions, yield increase might vary by 50% around the average value.