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The Best of Both Worlds

Economic sustainability of any business is obviously key to long term survival.  Getting the best from any input into a business goes a long way to ensure this survival.  In farming, chemical and fertiliser are two big inputs that need to be getting the best results possible for farmers, but sometimes these inputs can be […]

Leaving the land better than how you found it

Many in the farming industry often ask, what is a farms biggest asset?  Obviously opinions vary, but is it soil, water, machinery or human resources?  Some would say a combination of all, but should it just be the old adage of “leaving the land better than how you found it”?  The more you travel to […]

Get Great Fruit

Accelerate Maturation For Vineyard and orchard owners or managers it is getting close to harvest.  Getting the best quality and yields is paramount and many growers are asking about the different options for increasing the maturation of vineyard blocks and trees. The question is, how can they accelerate improvements in colour, sugar and phenolic levels? […]

Let’s Help Your Plants through the Heat

Helping your crops through the heat Summer is hitting hard as normal with Hot and Hotter weather. When crops are under stress, including heat stress, they become less efficient in processing nutrients as their metabolism (photosynthesis, respiration, and the synthesis and degradation of organic compounds) slows down. So what can we do to help crops […]

Zinc and its Role in Crop Production

Understanding what inhibits the uptake and translocation of zinc will help us to supply this important micronutrient during time of peak demand. Most people recognise that with many soils across Australia, and the world for that matter, have varying zinc deficiencies.  But the function of zinc, and many trace elements, is an area where it […]

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 […]