Feeding the crop while increasing soil fertility
BioAg has achieved independent and replicated crop trial results over a 5-year period that consistently deliver greater than 20% yield increases over the district standard practices.
How have we done this? By recognising that the health of the soil is as important as it is to deliver nutrient to the crop.
The soil and its complex biological systems have a significant influence on the success of:
- crop germination and establishment
- nutrient and moisture retention and delivery
- crop resistance to extreme temperatures, pests and disease
- crop quality and yield.
What about chemical fertilisers?
Chemical fertilisers address the nutrient needs of the crop but they can also deplete the soil’s biological reserves, which in turn reduces the soil’a ability to support the crop’s nutrient and moisture needs.
Feeding the soil’s biological systems
By feeding those biological systems at the same time as we are feeding the crop, over time we are increasing soil fertility, leaving it in better shape at the end of a season than it was at the start.
A BioAg cropping program, besides providing a source of plant-available nutrients (particularly phosphate and calcium) also delivers a complexed food supply to the soil and crop.
This food supply includes a range of nutrients and vitamins including sulphur, magnesium, potassium, trace elements (iron, zinc, copper, boron, manganese, molybdenum, cobalt, nickel, selenium, sodium, chlorine), vitamins, and amino acids.
With continued use, the biological systems within the soil become more self sustaining,
BioAg customers notice visible differences in the health of their soils and crops, while the biological systems within the soil are becoming more self sustaining:
- balanced, fertile, productive soils
- improved soil structure, water infiltration and retention
- reduced stubble retention problems
- improved germination and crop establishment
- reduced weed competition and crop disease
- improved populations of beneficial insects
- improved resistance to insects, disease and climatic extremes
- higher quality yields
- improved efficiency and profitability.
Our customers also obtain greater gross margins through fewer inputs of conventional fertilisers and pesticides, fewer passes across the paddock in the tractor, and greater fuel efficiency during tillage as the soil is easier to work.
The bottom line is increased yield and quality in cropping enterprises.