18 Copford Road Goulburn NSW 2580
01 Jan 2018

Healthy Soil & Trees…$’s in the bank!

Macadamia Nuts : 35,000 Mature Trees. Elimbah/Glasshouse Mountains QLD

Mike Cooper took his first step toward TM Agricultural during the 2014 season. Based on the early trials carried out on Gympie orchards and results on other crops. He purchased sufficient TM to apply 1 ltr/ha across the planted area, in three applications. The Mr Macadamia enterprise is made up of five orchards, some separated by up to 10kms distance. The trees are all approaching thirty years. The orchards are non-irrigated. When Mike took over the orchards about twelve years ago. The general condition of the orchards, tree and soil health was poor. Mike monitors every aspect of activity in the orchards, leaving nothing to guess work. This practise has paid dividends and it would be fair to state that few have a greater understanding of the idiosyncrasies of macadamias.

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10 Jul 2015

David Finds a Profitable and Sustainable Farming Mix

Southern NSW grazier David Shuter has doubled his carrying capacity by achieving a balance between biological and conventional soil treatments. The planned program over the last four years has also resulted in reduced soil acidity and compaction. And increased soil aeration, boosting pasture growth and animal productivity. Mr Shuter and his son Nicholas run an aggregation of four properties (freehold and leasehold) totalling 1240ha. At Gerogery and Walla Walla. By focusing on lifting soil and pasture health. Their 2013-drop calves achieved a lifetime average daily weight gain of 1.1kg off grass.

Mr Shuter puts the productivity increase down to the use of worm juice and TM Agricultural. An organic soil activation product produced by Best Environmental Technologies. He said the improvement in soil biology had created ideal conditions for increased populations of earthworms and native dung beetles.

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16 Jan 2014

Tony finds best options for pastures to berries

A hefty $30,000 saving on his fertilizer bill, improved plant vigour and ground cover has resulted in a healthy triple bottom line for North East farmer Tony Iaria. The Iaria family run a diverse enterprise mix – a 300-cow dairy, a Limousin stud, fodder crops, chestnuts, cherries, hazelnuts, and a pick-your-own berry orchard. With rising fuel, machinery and labour costs compounded by lower farm-gate returns, Tony looked for ways of driving down production costs across all enterprises. He found a solution in the organically certified soil rejuvenator, TM Agricultural, which uses plant extracts to stimulate indigenous soil microbes. He simply applies the TM Ag as a liquid spray at 250mls/ha two to three times a year on all crops and pastures – on the chestnut orchard alone the fertilizer bill has been slashed from $35,000 to $1500 a year.

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