Taiwan Rice FieldThis rice field was fed Be-1. Leaves were more abundant than previous years and remains in a "blue state" when normally they turn the same color as the rice by this stage of growth. This is due to roots absorbing more nutrients with Be-1. It should also infer a more nutrient-rich crop.
Taiwan Rice Stock ComparisonIn this control trial in Taiwan, the stock on the left used Be-1 and 1.5x times bigger than the one on the right, which did not.
RiceFed Be-1, rice stocks are much thicker and darker green. June 2007
Rice Field (half Be-1, half not)In a controlled trial application, the usual fertilization method was applied to the entire field. However, on half this field (foreground), a supplemental Be-1 application was also given, creating a striking difference in shades of green. June 2007
Rice ComparisonGuess which controlled trial plots used Be-1.
Koshihikari riceLeft (A) fed Be-1; Right (B) is fed with other leading fertilizerrok-roots
Koshihikari riceAlready a significant difference in root growth.rok-roots
Koshihikari riceNo fertilizers, no roots. May 1, 2014rok-roots
Koshihikari riceNo Be-1, but other leading rice fertilizer. Roots are decent. May 1, 2014rok-roots
Koshihikari riceRice fed with Be-1. A literal mat of roots. May 1, 2014 rok-roots
Koshihikari riceFed Be-1
Koshihikari riceAlmost ready for harvest. September 14, 2014