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TM Agricultural (“Terra Mend”) is an organically certified biostimulant that primarily consists of a variety of plant extracts, arcadian seaweed, molasses, and fish meal.

What is TM Agricultural?

TM Agricultural is a liquid formulation biostimulant, that is applied to the soil, plant, and or seed, stimulating the existing micro-organisms. We (Best) utilize cold burst technology to extract exudates from a variety of different plants at different times of their growth and flowering cycles and from different environments and elevations. After we have isolated these exudates, we grow them for 42 days to super concentrate them. These supercharged plant exudates are what sequence the bacterial colonization that is dormant in your soil.

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TM Agricultural is a registered farm input with Australian Certified Organics. ACO is the larger of the two certification streams and is Australia’s premier auditing, certifying, and licensing company of organic and biodynamic operators.

 

How does it work?

TM Agricultural is in a class of its own using technology developed by Best Canada to activate the native soil microbiology in all soil types and is designed specifically for broadacre cropping, pastures, and horticulture. TM is a liquid product and is tank mixable with most chemicals so it can easily fit into farmer’s current programs. The plant extracts in TM mimic the signaling process between plants and soil microbes. Because of the numerous plant extracts in the TM, when it is applied to the soil the microbes are signaled that there is a large, varied crop above and that they need to support it which causes the soil microbes to come out of their dormant state and they begin to repopulate, aerate and repair the soil and well as begin the nutrient cycling process of providing plants in the soil with the elements that they require in exchange for carbon that is taken from the air by photosynthesising plants and transferred to the microbes via their root systems.

Benefits

Cropping / Pastures

  • Better root system.
  • Better nodulation.
  • Better lodge resistance because of superior stems, earlier and/or longer flowering.
  • More heads on pods.
  • Fewer screenings.
  • Higher Brix in plants leading to less disease and insect pressure.
  • Better quality of grain — such as bushel weight, protein, plumpness, and colour.
  • Higher nutrient density.
  • Increases stubble breakdown.
  • Improved animal health.
  • Increases frost protection.
  • Improved nutrient uptake.
  • Help neutralise acid and alkaline soils.

Soil

  • Increases microbial diversity and activity.
  • Loosens / aerates the soil.
  • Improves water holding capacity.
  • Improves soil structure.
  • Increases soil carbon.
  • Increases organic matter.
  • Helps neutralise acid and alkaline soils.

Applications and Timings

a) Cereals, Pulses, and Oilseeds

Application: 250ml/ha with a minimum of 30L/ha of water or greater

  • 1st Application – apply to soil 0 to 6 weeks prior to planting with adequate soil moisture.
  • 2nd Application – apply in crop 6 – 8 weeks after planting.

b) Forage Crops and Pasture

Application: 250ml/ha with a minimum of 30L/ha of water or greater

  • 1st Application – Spring
  • 2nd Application – Autumn

Applications and Timings

C) Trees – Forestry, Fruit, Nuts

Greenhouse: Can be used as a seed pickle or sprayed over seedlings at a rate of 250mls/ha as required prior to planting.

First Application Soil amendment: 500ml/ha with a minimum of 50L/ha of water or greater, apply 0 to 6 weeks prior to planting.

Second Application: 250ml/ha with a minimum of 50L/ha of water or greater apply 4 to 8 months after planting.

Ongoing program after initial planting: 250mls twice per year 1 in Spring and 1 in Autumn. Can be applied once annually at 500mls in Spring or Autumn.

TM Agricultural Facts

  • TM Agricultural can be injected into seed row with water or with liquid fertiliser.
  • TM Agricultural can be tank-mixed with most herbicides, insecticides, and foliar fertilisers.
  • TM Agricultural can be used as a seed pickle, (5 Litres treats 1 tonne of seed). Depending on the seeding rate, up to 20% water may need to be added to get better coverage when seeding at a heavier rate.
  • TM Agricultural has no withholding period for animals as it is a natural product.
  • Rainfall increases the benefits of TM Agricultural once the product is in the soil or on the plant. The use of non-chlorinated water is recommended.
  • TM Agricultural can be applied directly to the ground and or to the leaf foliage of the trees and plants
  • There are no chemicals used in the manufacturing of TM Agricultural it can be applied safely to all vegetation and on all soil types.
  • TM Agricultural can be applied after cutting or grazing. A second application can be made after the next cutting or grazing is complete.

 

 

Disclaimer: Every care has been taken in compiling this information to ensure accuracy of the observations supplied by the farmer to Best Farming Systems and media outlets. These observations are independent of Best Farmin Systems Pty Ltd, no responsibility is accepted by Best for any errors or misdescription.