Quantum Growth Produces Record Fast Growth for Omena Organics’ New Cherry Orchard in Arizona
|Location:||Omena Organics Farm, Sulfur Springs Valley, Arizona|
|Background:||Bob Weaver grows cherries in Leelanau County, Michigan, the cherry capital of the world. He wanted to expand his operation in Sulphur Springs Valley in southern Arizona, planting 141 trees per acre on 40 acres.|
|Objective:||To grow quality tart cherries in a different climate using established growing techniques, but maintain natural conditions as much as possible. The growing protocol consisted of Quantum Growth and water. In the first seven weeks after planting, the trees received a total of 1.25 gallons of Quantum Growth per acre. The trees were watered at a rate of 3 gallons per tree per day.|
|Results Achieved:||The trees showed 18″ of new growth in just seven weeks. Use of Quantum Growth allowed the plants to pull nitrogen from the atmosphere, eliminating the need for, and potential damage from, fertilizer. It stimulated rapid growth and improved soil water retention. Bob Weaver declared, “In Northern Michigan I would only hope for 18″ of growth over a season, not just in seven short weeks. In my wildest dreams I would not have expected this aggressive tree growth.”|
Twig tree shows a bud within a week of planting.
A pen along side a branch of almost the same size, and substantial leaf growth several weeks later.
The tape measures 18” new growth at seven weeks.
Down the row at seven weeks!
P, Ca and Mg deficient soil had leaves in the normal range for those nutrients. The only inputs for this farmer were water and Quantum Growth.
Between April and June the orchard received two gallons per acre of various Quantum products. This moisture ring is what is left after a brief shower. It looks like irrigation has been run when in fact it had not been run for twelve days prior to this photo.