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We are now seeing the cotton crops really get a move on.  With many having tight internodes in early growth, the plants now are really stretching out.  This is putting added pressure on plants to maintain enough nutrition during these strong growth periods.  Potassium is key to maintaining nutrition and what we are seeing now […]

Using Probiotics to reduce Vibrio risk in Prawn Farms

In much of the world, prawn production is affected by disease, particularly caused by Vibrio and/or other viruses. In many cases the use of antibiotics has been ineffective, or result in increases in virulence of pathogens. Probiotic technology provides a solution for these problems by adding selected bacterial species to displace the harmful bacteria (Moriarty, […]

Quality Is Just Expected

Consumers Expect Quality Fruit and Vegetables Recently I attended the AusVeg conference and one panel discussion was with two of the supermarket chains managers and a researcher.  The key point that each of them made was their customers demanded quality fruit and vegetables. Secondly consumers want transparency and traceability of where and how the fruit […]

Rain, Opportunity and Diversification

With rain comes opportunity for increased production and diversification.  Some sectors of the farming world have current pricing opportunities rarely seen. Chickpea pricing and continued strong beef prices are two that stand out and offer great opportunity for many farmers.  For some this has given the opportunity to diversify their cropping programs to take advantage […]

The All Too Familiar Situation

We are currently seeing the dairy industry trying to cope with prices being slashed and from what has been reported on Sky News, some have to back pay money back to a company. It is a scenario all too familiar in the farming sector.  Banana growers and other growers in different sectors are also going […]

70% of blocked pipes, sewers and drains are caused by fats, oils and grease

Did you know that 70% of blocked pipes, sewers and drains are caused by fats, oils and greases (FOG) and filamentous bacteria? This costs the water industry millions each year in maintenance and replacement costs. How much is this costing your business?   Traditional solutions just pass on the problem downstream without actually getting rid […]

Increase Profits and Decrease Costs with the Power of Probiotics

Farmers have experienced survival rates of up to 100% with increased growth rates ranging between 10% and 35%. Probiotics are just a fraction of your total production costs as shown in the chart below. Using probiotics will help reduce your cost of labour, feed and maintenance while increasing overall growth and survival of the animals […]