Maplestar Farm LLC, Auburn Township, Ohio, Jake Trethewey, Owner, Maplestar Farm LLC, Trial Summary Prepared by Jon Sammons, PhD, Director of Research, Suståne Natural Fertilizer, Inc.
During the summer of 2012, an on-farm trial was performed at Maplestar farm located in Geauga County, Auburn Township, Ohio. The purpose of the trial was to evaluate the use of Suståne Natural Fertilizers to supply nutrients for organic managed sweet corn. Suståne was compared to a commercially available Composted Chicken Manure. The results showed a 45% yield increase with Suståne, fertilized sweet corn compared to the Composted Chicken Manure treatment, which corresponds to a $1,416.00 increase in gross profit per acre.