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Old 07-24-2012, 05:27 PM
replenish&subdue replenish&subdue is offline
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I have been using Holganix and no I am not a Holganix supplier. I am considering switching to SumaGreen and in the meantime doing homework. This year I have used Holganix and stopped doing synthetic fertilizers to about 3/4 of my customers. I have seen good results especially in shrub foliar sprays but hardly can go by one season with the weather being as it has. Reduced chemicals usage and have had good results.
Here is a comparison my Holganix rep. sent after I expressed my interest in SumaGreen.
Holganix
Holganix SumaGreen
Active Bio-Nutrients yes no
Kelp yes no
Gluten yes no
Endo Mycorrhizae yes no
Ecto Mycorrhizae yes no
Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria yes yes
Normal Flora yes no
Protozoa yes no
Nematodes non-parastic yes no
Tea Tree Oil yes no
Brewer's yeast yes no
Molasses yes no
Corn syrup yes no
Yucca extract yes no
Milky Spore yes no
Amino acid yes yes
Chitin yes no
Auxins yes no
Streptomyes yes no
Trichoderma yes no
Secondary & Micro Nutrients yes no
(Calcium,Copper,Zinc,Iron,Molybdenum,Boron,Magnesium)

There you have it. I must say I am impressed. Whether the amounts are sufficient,effective that I don't know and will need to go by results over time if I continue with Holganix . I know Holganix works better if there is some measure of food for the microbes to feed on. I will be working on training my customers to mulch clippings,proper watering (most all my customers have irrigation which can easily trump my efforts) and push more compost topdressing and compost tea and other inoculates.
If I stay with Holganixs it will cost more than SumaGreen or synthetic fertilizer but this year I had a blessing in disguise. I lost two of my three employees in one day and the only way to make it was to combine treatments which saved me lots of labor costs. Fortunately my employee of 13 years was still on board and so with that adjustment I am probably doing well if not better.
By the way the refrigeration part is nice. They loaned me a nice looking commercial stainless steel refrigerator. It's not a hassle when they deliver it at no cost.
Perhaps I'll go 1/3 SumaGreen to save a little money,a smaller amount synthetic (have a lot of prep[aid fertilizer to rid) and the rest Holganix. Time will tell but I hope some others could chime in.
























































































Humic and Fulvic Acids YES

Kelp

Gluten

Endo Mycorrhizae

Ecto Mycorrhizae

Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria

Normal Flora

Protozoa

Nematodes non-parasitic

Tea Tree Oil

Brewer’s Yeast

Molasses

Corn syrup

Yucca Extract

Milky Spore

Amino Acid

Chitin YES

Auxins

Streptomyces YES

Trichoderma

Secondary & Micro Nutrients: YES
Calcium, Copper, Zinc, Iron, Molybdenum, Boron, Magnesium

Sumagreen

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Holganix Components

Active Bio-Nutrients

Extracted from plant based compost, contains indigenous beneficial micro-organisms
which suppress disease and convert nutrients to a plant usable form

Humic and Fulvic Acids Extract from young peat bog - increases aerobic respiration and increases fertilizer
efficiency

Kelp

Gluten

Endo Mycorrhizae

Ecto Mycorrhizae

Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria

Normal Flora

Protozoa

Nematodes

Tea Tree Oil

Brewer’s Yeast

Molasses

Corn syrup

Yucca Extract

Milky Spore

Amino Acid

Chitin Suppress disease and destructive nematodes; increases cell wall thickness

Auxins

Streptomyces Bacteria to fight soil borne diseases, Pythium, Rhizoctonia, Helminthosporium, Sclerotinia, Root
Rot, etc.

Trichoderma

Secondary and Micro Nutrients:
Calcium, Copper, Zinc, Iron, Molybdenum, Boron, Magnesium

Increases fertilizer efficiency

Pre-emergent Enhancer - increases flexibility in the soil

Helps to develop root systems and increase water and nutrient uptake

Helps to develop root systems and increase water and nutrient uptake

For nitrification process of fertilizers and nutrients locked in the soil chemistry

Bacteria that help fight off disease pathogens

Break down organic materials into nutrients

Beneficial Nematodes aid in fighting off insects

Natural disease and insect suppression

Simple Carbohydrates that aid in rooting and available food source

Food source for micro-organisms

Food source for micro-organisms

Natural spreader sticker and wetting agent, soil conditioner

Grub suppression

Critical to cell formation and protein synthesis

Natural plant growth regulator that increases plant density

Fungi - fights root diseases i.e. Phytrophtora, Pythium, Fusarium & Dollar Spot
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