jep gates in paddock of lucerne

Vale Jep Gates

We are sad to announce the death of Jep Gates on Friday 17th of May at his home in Memphis Tennessee.

Wheat in July, sown with Soil & Seed

Soil & Seed at sowing

Soil & Seed has demonstrated in replicated trials, field demonstrations and long term grower use, that it enhances uptake of nutrients into plants.

Pasture blends for performance

Pasture blends for performance

Trace elements can be applied directly to plants as part of a foliar application – for as little as 10 per cent of the quantity and cost.

farmland with blue sky

Keeping input costs on track with BioAg

Fertiliser is very affordable; if you apply the right amount of the right nutrients in the right place at
the right time, production and yield will benefit.

Dual Purpose crops

Dual purpose cropping

Early-sown dual-purpose crops are on the radar again this autumn through reduced forage quantity and quality in most improved pasture paddocks.

Broad bean crop

How to improve yield in acid soils

Which nutrients to apply for soils that are acid at depth. Responding to a recent GRDC podcast about new research by Helen Burns and Dr Mark Norton from NSW DPI about the negative impact on pulse and legume yields in acid soils.

Sheep and pasture

Poll Dorset stud record – “This is as good as we’ve seen”

In early October 2018, the Galpin family sold one May 2017-drop Poll Dorset (used as a ram lamb) for $5200, a figure which achieved a new stud record for the South Australian-based pasturalist family. Below: watch David Galpin talking about his BioAg pasture fertiliser program (30 sec video). The sale, at their property “Warrawindi” near Penola in South Australia, was the Galpins 14th annual on-property sale, was described as “outstanding” by the auctioneers, resulted in a total clearance across all the three breeds, and also a lift in the three averages. While the sale was obviously a win for the Galpin’s, BioAg’s South Australian Area Manager Phil Toy was feeling something similar, since David Galpin has been a customer of Phil’s since 2014. Both David and BioAg share the belief that sol tests are a very effective tool when determining the correct inputs for any pasture, along with quantities and timing. Galpin/BioAg fertiliser program summary …