Eddy Robichaud – Ferme Robichaud
Eddy Robichaud of J.B. Robichaud Farm and Sons in the Shippagan area of New Brunswick is an ecological potato farmer. Mr. Robichaud agreed to conduct tests in collaboration with the Coastal Zone Research Institute in order to discover what the effects of Huplaso on the potato crop were. Mr. Robichaud presents the improvements that Huplaso has made to his crop and his plants.
Bruce Dryer – Amateur gardener
I had two 10 x 10 foot plots. One was a control, and the other plot I added Huplaso. In each plot, I planted 20 lettuce seeds and 20 spinach seeds. Each plot was given the same amount of water.
On average, the weight per plant was 23% more in the plot with Huplaso added. Spinach was 37.3% more massive in the plot with Huplaso added. The spinach and lettuce in the plot with Huplaso were an average of 1.5 times taller than plants in the other plot.
Overall visual of plants; the plants that were fed Huplaso were generally in better health than the others. There was more pest resistance in the plants with Huplaso.
Jeanne-d'Arc Lavoie, President of the gardeners groups of the Acadian Peninsula
In the first few months, I didn’t see the difference between my basalt vegetables and the others that had not received basalt. I understood that basalt had to do its work with mycorrhizae and thus join the plants.
The more the summer progressed the more I watched the changes, much more tomatoes on my plants. Cabbages, leeks, turnips, peppers and onions were growing, and my carrots having basalt were not attacked by the carrot fly while the others were. My harvest has been better.
The yield was therefore higher despite the drought we experienced this summer. I managed to ripen all my tomatoes and peppers on the plants. It's a first!