In BioAg’s Winter/Spring Newsletter 2022, we wrote about a leading Australian wine producer seeking ways to improve the yield and quality of their organically grown grape crop. BioAg readily accepted this opportunity/challenge and has been working with the producer in their Riverina vineyards over the last 3 years. We are now pleased to provide the results and
analysis undertaken on the Demonstration site.
The name ‘Trace Elements’ does little to highlight the importance of these powerhouse ‘micronutrients’ to crops, pastures and stock health. ‘Trace’ referring to ‘only present or only required in minute quantities.’
BioAg products have been well supported on the south coast of NSW for many years. Ag Warehouse recently purchased Bega Agricultural Services to become Ag Warehouse Bega.
Phosphorus (P) is one of the important nutrients for plant growth. It is vital for seedlings and young plants as it is a component of plant cells, essential for cell division and development of the growing tip of the plant.
There are certain times within the growing cycle of a crop that can do with a boost to help nature’s processes along.
The Gippsland region in southeastern Victoria stretches from outer Melbourne, along the south-east coast of Australia to the NSW border.
And the answer – you will wish you had when it rains. There is no doubt that making the decision about buying and applying fertiliser is difficult right now. El Niño has officially been declared, signalling hot dry conditions ahead…again.
There is no doubt that high yielding crops, pastures and permanent plantings all require nitrogen (N). It is a major component of both chlorophyll, required for photosynthesis, and of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins.
Guyra Rural Services works with its customers from the soil up, following regenerative agriculture practices and principles. With its emphasis on sourcing and supplying biologically friendly agricultural inputs for soil mineralising, and balancing and livestock mineralisation, the business is a natural fit for BioAg’s natural fertilisers and biostimulants.
The second year of the South Australian grain trials has been completed. The trials commenced in 2021 with the objective to evaluate the efficacy of BioAg products for
improved crop productivity and soil fertility in both lentil and oat crops.
We often hear farmers concerns and frustrations about diminishing returns, despite doing the same thing that has worked in the past; or looking for a new way to raise productivity, trusting a product/input to deliver on its promises.
When you arrange your soil test through BioAg, the soil samples are tested at either the Southern Cross University’s Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL) in Lismore NSW or at Eurofins APAL in Adelaide.
Soil organic matter (SOM) is decomposing plant or animal tissue that is being returned to the soil. It plays a key role in high performing soil; it is a primary source of carbon (C) which gives energy and nutrients to soil organisms, enhancing biodiversity, and it also helps protect the soil from the effect of rainfall, wind, and the sun. SOM is something that can be influenced through farm management practices.
SOM (soil organic matter) plays a significant role in the carbon cycle. More carbon is stored in soils than in all plants, animals and the atmosphere combined. It is estimated that SOM stores four times as much carbon as living plants and that carbon stored in all the world’s soils is two to three times the amount in the atmosphere. What a bonus for our planet in addition to the everyday benefits for farmers who are growing our food and fibre.
Results of a multi-year independent pasture trial testing the effectiveness of BioAg’s natural fertilisers and biostimulants in low rainfall zones were presented at the worldwide gathering in May 2023 of the International Grassland Congress (IGC) held in Kentucky USA.
With the record-breaking wet conditions in 2022 and the elevated cost of fertilisers, matching the right product type and amount to meet your soil fertility and productivity needs this summer is more important than ever.
The 2023 farming year is set to bring more challenges to farmers. In addition to the current challenges of high costs of inputs, some sectors have been impacted by reduced yields due to weather or low commodity prices, and soggy soils.
If someone told you they were growing more pasture using no synthetic inputs, and saving a fortune in the process, would you believe them?
The term ‘nutrient mobility’ refers to characteristics of macro and micronutrients within the soil and plant. Nutrients which are important for plant growth vary in their ability to move within the soil and plant. It is their mobility that determines their plant availability as well as their loss due to leaching or runoff.
No matter if it is issues that have appeared with the recent flooding events or pursuing old issues present for some time, heavy metals toxicity and salinity/sodicity can be alleviated or rectified by rebuilding soil fertility and nutrient equilibrium, improving organic/soil carbon content, and soil health.
With their mission to provide the best quality and scientifically tested fertiliser products and solutions to growers throughout Tasmania, Agrifert has played a pivotal role in encouraging the development of sustainable agriculture across the pristine Apple Isle.