2023 saw Biocat+ used in a much wider spread of trials for different crops, different geographical areas and difficult climate variations over the year.  The following trials show indicators for use in the UK.  Results for Biocat+ in horticultural growing trials in California, USA will be covered in a separate blog.

Results have been varied, and whilst it was a challenging year for arable farming, the outcome was neither negative nor outstanding.  All of the trial sites used in 2023 will continue using Biocat+ for the 2023/2024 growing season.  To this end, by autumn 2024 there will be year on year comparisons to analyse which will give a more realistic approach for Biocat+ in the expanding biostimulant market.


Due to the deluge of rain in March (83.9mm) some drilling was delayed until April/May.  This was then proceeded by an extremely dry spell, which compromised rooting and added unwanted stress to the crop.

Overall yields were 5.18t/ha, which included the trial area.  Anecdotal evidence from two different combine drivers acknowledged crowding on the cutter bar and load on the combine when they harvested the trial areas.

MAIZE:  Leicestershire

Late sowing due to weather conditions.  Areas treated with Biocat+ outperformed untreated areas.

Treated area yield:   11.5t/ha (wet)        9.58t/ha (dry)

Untreated are yield:  7.9t/ha (wet)         6.58t/ha (dry)

This trial will be continued for 2024 growing season

ONIONS:  Suffolk

Both onion trial areas indicated positive response to higher rate of application.

Awaiting Fusarium results - should be available February 2024

SPRING OATS:  Northumberland

Oats were sown late but with an application of Biocat+.  The registered organic grower has broad experience with micronutrient and biostimulant products indicated very positive plant response.  The grower has now become a commercial user of Biocat+.

Note:  all of the above information has been released by the trials co-ordinator and has been verified by Team Ag Ltd