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A New Zealand Lifestyle Blockers Guide to Winter

When you look outside over your frost covered garden this winter, it might appear dead and lifeless. However, this is an illusion. The garden never …

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Improve the Quality and Quantity of Vegetable Crops Using Fulvic Acid

Vegetable growers wanting to improve their soil and plant nutrition will be familiar with humic acid and may know that fulvic acid is its principal …

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Copper to Aid Defoliation of Vines and Fruit Trees

Fruit trees and vines defoliate after harvest season. The leaves change colour and drop off (Fall)… only some trees tend to hold their leaves and they …

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Soil …NOT just dirt

  Properties of soil are quite complex made from a combination of both living and nonliving materials, water and air; all of which are of …

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Mycorrhizae

Mycorrhizae – The Ultimate Crop Companion

Written by Asma Johansson What Are Mycorrhizae? Mycorrhizae are symbiotic associations that form between the roots of most plant species and fungi. The term Mycorrhiza …

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Trichoderma-Fungi

Understanding and Using Trichoderma Fungi

  Written by Donald Lester   There are many species of fungi, bacteria, viruses and protozoa commercially available for the biological control of insects, diseases …

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Nutrition on Disease Suppression in Plants

  Nutrition has always has been a primary component of disease control and management. Whilst mineral fertilisation is widely understood, the importance of soil organisms in …

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Conditioning Sterilised Soil with Beneficial Bacterial and Fungi

  Written by Donald Lester Nurseries and greenhouses often recycle their soil by sterilising it or composting it. And while sterilised soils might be convenient …

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Copper: Helpful or Harmful for Plant Health?

  Written by Donald Lester You might already know that copper is one of the essential micronutrients that plants need for growth, but did you …

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Potassium for Ripening, Colour, Sweetness and Full Flavoured Fruit

Have you ever eaten fruit that just has NO flavour and is so tasteless that it leaves you disappointed? At the ripening stage, plants utilise …

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Bacillus subtilis: Beneficial bacteria for plants and how they can protect your crops… and much more!

  Isn’t it ironic that when we are at our sickest, in the hospital bed, we often rely on mother nature’s simplest medicines for survival? …

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Seaweed Alternative: Fulvic Acid Reduces Heat and Drought Stress of Plants by aiding Water Retention

Fulvic Acid strikes again! Last month we introduced the miracle molecule, Fulvic Acid, that acts as a carrier to supply plants with more minerals from …

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COVID-19 ALERT: We supply inputs for essential food services so we are still operational and delivering plant and soil nutrition both online and through our vast retail network.