Flinders Island, Tasmania
How more clover was grown in Flinders Island pastures
In 2018, David Bellinger, a Flinders Island based pastoralist, provided some feedback to his fertiliser supplier, Agrifert. David has been trying to achieve balance in his 1,150ha pasture enterprise for many years, where he currently runs 2,000 head of Angus and Angus cross cattle.
In 2017 he met Nick Barnes at a Flinders Island growers’ day. Nick runs Agrifert, a fertiliser distribution company based in Somerset, Tasmania who also services the Flinders Island and King Island areas. After that meeting, David decided to move to using BioAg’s BioAgPhos® as the main component of his pasture fertiliser program.
David’s resulting program consisted of:
BioAgPhos (P:12.7, Ca:35, S:1)
BioAgSoP™ (K: 41.5, S:18)
Copper, Boron, Zinc, Magnesium, Cobalt
In David’s words “in the past I have been lucky to induce 5% clover. This year the signs are for 85% clover. The clover is a healthy dark green, which I have never seen here before”.
“In the past I have been lucky to induce 5% clover. This year the signs are for 85% clover. The clover is a healthy dark green, which I have never seen here before”
Part of David Bellinger’s 1,150 ha pasture on Flinders Island.
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