I am a small scale farmer who farms mostly with vegetables such as sweet potatoes, potatoes, butternut, pumpkin, winter cabbage, and gem squash. Over the years I have had to rely on these for a living and as my irrigation system and water availability is limited, I have had to often revert to dry-land vegetables, and hope for the best. A few years ago I met your team at the NAMPO show, where I collected a sample of Vigo and some pamphlets. Always a sceptic with regards to new products on the market, especially organic products which say they do amazing things, I never gave it another thought.
Last year June I bumped into a friend of mine who also does winter cabbage and she said that she was using your Vigo product and was blown away by the yield and stress relieving properties. I remembered the name from somewhere and when she showed me the container, I remembered that I had a brochure somewhere. Anyway, she convinced me and I bought product from you in August last year and used it on my sweet potatoes as recommended.
I dipped each tuber into neat Vigo before placing into the ground. I then sprayed 15lt Vigo on the half Ha each month (7,5lt every 2 weeks) from early leaf stage. This was at the beginning of September. I also only had to use half of my usual fertilizer application (That was the most difficult thing for me to adapt to). On that half Ha I usually harvested between 6 and 7 tons of sweet potatoes. I have just harvested a week ago and am amazed to say the least on the yield. Not only was I able to harvest my crop 2 to 3 weeks earlier this year, but I harvested just on 9 tons.
I can’t begin to tell you how much your product has helped me financially and how well it performed under dry-land conditions. It was almost as if there was no water shortage when in fact the rainfall has been a bit sporadic overall. I have never come across a product as effective as this, and never in my wildest dreams would have thought that an organic can do this. I can also sense that my land is healthier for using the organic.
It is with absolute pleasure that I write this reference for you, and look forward to your assistance with my other crops in the coming years. I do believe that organics is the way to go now, and true organics as you pointed out, is the better way.
Many thanks for being proudly local, and for truly making a difference for me as a farmer.