18 Copford Road Goulburn NSW 2580
11 Jun 2020

Pasture Dieback Success – “I would like 500 acres of that pasture”

Bevan Day, Theebine near Gympie. Purchased TM Ag in late 2017.

Bevans’s purchase stayed in the drum for a lengthy period of time. Eventually, the profound effect of pasture dieback was too much and Bevan got to and applied his TM. Bevan spoke to me in early 2019 and was pretty sceptical about the prospect of his pasture returning to its former state. I inspected the pasture a while later. It was in a pretty sorry state no doubt, with the typical bare patches and subsequent weed infestation in play.

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26 May 2020

pH Adjuster used in a knockdown spray

On the 19th March the paddock was sprayed with 2L/ha of Glyphosate 450, 500ml/ha MCPA, 250ml/ha TM Agricultural and 250ml/ha pH Adjuster. The weeds were very large, some over one meter in size, and the spectrum consisted of: melons; bindweed; caltrop; Chinese lantern; saltbush, rolly polly; barnyard grass; liverseed grass; peachvine; pigweed; windmill grass; turnip; marshmallow; black oats and wheat.

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28 Mar 2019

QLD Pasture Dieback- Volmerhausen Update

This week a joint announcement between the MLA and Federal Government has been made to invest $6 million into research to establish a management strategy for Pasture Dieback. Which is decimating pasture across Queensland grazing.

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22 Mar 2019

Farmer and Sheep Grazier TM Ag Results

A farmer and sheep grazier who’s farm is located at Dowerin, in the Central Wheatbelt Region of Western Australia, has been using TM Agricultural (TM Ag) for the past three years and in that time has noticed improvements in his wool and grain quality and the crop’s resilience, which was tested with a dry finish and severe frosts that affected the whole WA Wheatbelt in 2018.

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26 Feb 2019

Back To Back TM Crops Despite Drought

Spitfire wheat crop

Rodney Job, owner of ‘Condamine’ Tooraweenah was one of the very few farmers to harvest a crop in 2018. The crop yielded 1.1t/ha and despite only receiving between 60 and 75mm of in-crop rain. The Spitfire wheat crop was 13.8% Protein, 1.4% Screenings and 82.4% test weight. The paddock was sprayed with TM Agricultural back in March 2018 then dry sown at the end of April. A storm on 30th June that produced 30mm of rain across the paddock germinated the crop in July. Rodney also applied 1kg/ha of Best Foliar Fertiliser to the crop along with the second TM application in September. READ MORE

14 Jul 2018

QLD Pasture Dieback : TM Showing Positive Results

March 10 2018

Stuart Volmerhausen made contact, very concerned about the spread of pasture dieback across his grazing country at Theebine. Stuart was aware of TM Agricultural and had considered trying it for some time. To try to improve country which had been worked hard for decades. The expanding devastation of prime graze with the mystery dieback galvanised him into action. He began a program immediately.

It was decided to apply 250ml TM per ha, combined with 500ml per ha of either kelp or fish product to assist with root stimulation once TM activated the indigenous biology. Weather conditions were perfect during the period and approximately 80 hectares were treated. Good soil moisture and for the most showery conditions ensured rapid delivery to the soil and optimum uptake.
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23 May 2018

Cattle Farmer finds best solution for soil problems

A Western Australian grazing family has doubled their carrying capacity and tripled soil carbon levels. Just by switching to a biological soil treatment. The program over the last eight years on the Thexton’s Northcliff property has resulted in reduced soil acidity and compaction, and increased soil aeration, boosting pasture growth and animal productivity. Colin, Kerry, Anthony and Kate Thexton have cut fertiliser costs by two-thirds, done away with insecticide applications. Aan have achieved year round ground cover and increased stocking rates.

Colin puts the productivity increase down to the use of TM Agricultural. An organic soil activation product produced by Best Environmental Technologies. So by paying close attention to root growth and biological activity. Mr Thexton has been able to turn off steers six to eight weeks earlier than a conventional system under high rates of chemical fertilisers.

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10 Feb 2016

Soil Health Results in Increased Profits

Reduced screenings, improved grain weight along with soil moisture retention and reduced input costs has ticked all the boxes for Riverina mixed farmer Charlie Webb. Mr Webb, of Urana, has always been one for thinking outside the square and questioning the how and why of his surroundings. His aim is to achieve a healthy, balanced soil to conserve every millimetre of rainfall to lift productivity and profitability.

Mr Webb has used organic soil activation product TM Agricultural produced by Best Environmental Technologies across his cropping country for the past four years. He has noted reduced soil compaction, improved root development and increased soil biology. Soil moisture retention and better soil structure are high on his priority list. Year round ground cover is used to prevent soil erosion and maximize water infiltration. A decade ago Mr Webb was applying lime and gypsum to the red soils. At higher than the recommended rate to lift soil pH to grow dryland lucerne with a limited response. “Everyone has told us for years the soil pH is the issue, but we really need to balance the soil microbes to achieve soil health.’’ he said.
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