Nutrient Holding - Brings the CEC level up in the soil to keep nutrients around the root system.
Moisture Retention - Any applied water goes further, absorbing 6 times it's weight allowing crops to thrive through dry spells.
Weed Suppression - Especially important for young plants getting a head start.
Root Development - Bigger roots systems take in more nutrients and water.
Reduces Compaction - Increases air and water movement in the soil allowing for ample supply for root development.
|A purpose-built, slightly acidic organic compost. High in organic matter through manures and bioproducts create a long term healthy soil environment.||Crushed mussel shell sized from 1-100mm. It's reflective properties support pest control while providing slow release trace elements into the soil.||FishGro®'s marine bioproduct and bark fine base allow for a rich, superior source of organic matter, trace elements through a sustainable method. Sized 1-20mm||A well-known high-quality mulch used throughout New Zealand. Has exceptional moisture retention and weed suppression qualities.
Spreading - We have a spreader unit for hire (bookings essential) which is capable of spreading either in a broad spread or via a side discharge for band spreading. The spreader unit is 1.9m wide and is suitable for most vineyard and orchard rows.
Alternatively, you can organise your own method of spreading the product or contact us for a range of contractors who can spread it for you.
Application - There are many variables in application rates, depending on property management, soil types, the method of spreading and compost depth. Most vineyards run through a proportion of 60-100m3/ha. Please contact us for a more accurate measurement of volume. Due to variation in soil types within a block, targeting specific weak or low performing vines is also a common and viable option to even up yield.