Orchards Recommended Soil Conditioning and Tree Health
|Having grown avocados, citrus,
custard apples, sugar cane and many other crops since 1984,
we have a growers knowledge of what works and what doesn't
work on a variety of soil types. We all know that
keeping your trees in a maximum state of heath is an ongoing
project - no matter if deficiencies are weather related,
seasonal, or deficiencies in nutrition and soil health
because of your budget. We are trying to make it
easier for our customers to afford the best products
at the lowest price
and share practical experience between all of us. We
are constantly learning.
A short description of some of the products we use on our orchards, that you can purchase through us:
Silicate AgSil 32
Description – AgSil potassium silicate provides an available silicate to your plants which improves strength, health and vigour and stimulates photosynthesis, carbohydrate production and increased root growth. Shown to reduce the effects of Phytophthora in avocados and increase boron uptake.
Gypsum (Sulphur 17-18%, Calcium 22-25%)
Descriptions - Calcium Sulphate
a very soft mineral used in agriculture since 1797, to
increase yields, increase drought tolerance, reclaim sodic
and high ph soils, flocculate clays to improve soil
structure, ameliorates soil toxicity with exchangeable Ca,
and provides Ca and S.
Available in fine powder, fine milled,
6mm screened and more, from $90 per tonne delivered.
Description – Natural raw mined humates
WILL make an improvement to your soil as a premier source
of organic matter. Brown
coal humates are a powerful biological stimulate which
increase the carbon building capacity of your soil and
improves fertiliser efficiency and stability. Humates are
useful to reduce pest pressure, frost protection by
increasing plant sugars, sodium management and more.
Soft Rock Phosphates:
Description – Natural Organic
Phosphatic fertiliser and soil conditioner composed of
ancient coral, sea bird skeletons and droppings, fish and
seaweed; citrate soluble 9% Phosphorus, 19% Calcium,
15-26% Silica and 2% Iron in a natural organic product for
fast AND slow release.
Description – Natural Sugar Cane Molasses recommended for enhancing the growth of beneficial microbial enzymatic activity and is a carbon source when applied through fertigation. This microbial activity then assists in feeding the fungi which in turn feeds the tree. Reduces damage to roots caused by root parasites, stimulates quick microbial decay, increases yields, and is used as a phytochelate when applied to foliage. Assists with nitrogen uptake/release in the soil by altering the C/N ration via soil microbiota. Often applied at 1.5Litres/h.a. every 2-3 weeks.
Fish Emulsion (Hydroslate):Description – Natural Organic Fish Hydroslate made from ground and enzyme dissolved (not cooked down) fresh Tuna in a 100% pure hydrolysis liquid suitable for fertigation. Applied in spring or autumn to supply a wide spectrum of nutrients and trace elements which work to increase soil fertility by encouraging soil biology growth. Healthy soil biology fixes nitrogen and is beneficial in growing soil fungi, feeding the soil which in turn will feed the plant.