Horticulture

Compost Mulch for Orchards

Over the past ten years, research across Australia has demonstrated the benefits of compost mulches for horticultural production. Composts of an appropriate texture and application rate have been shown to improve the establishment of young trees and vines, reduce irrigation and conserve soil moisture, increase soil organic carbon. Read more...

Compost for Orchard Establishment

Orchard establishment is a crucial time and can shape the future of your production for many years to come. Compost and compost mulch can help young trees get off to a good start and provide you with long term benefits in increased tree growth and yield. Read more...

Compost for Managing Soil Problems

In almost every orchard there will be a patch of trees that do not perform as well as the rest. In this scenario, the 'one size fits all' management approach isn't giving the best results, and a bit of extra care is needed to turn these trees around. Read more...

Compost in Citrus

Soil amendments, including composted green organics, are making a difference in many agricultural and horticultural operations - including the citrus industry. Read more...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Case Studies

Ticoba Blueberries and Avocados

The rolling green hills of the Comboyne Plateau have highly fertile volcanic soils. With an annual rainfall around 2000mm, Comboyne was originally a prime dairy farming region. Recent years have seen a growth in horticultural production with plantings of avocados, blueberries, macadamias and a range of other fruits and vegetables. Read more...

Fat Goose Fruits

At Fat Goose Fruits in South Australia's Riverland, many of the trees in their citrus orchard are over 60 years old. They were planted soon after World War 2 by Humphrey Howie's father. Humphrey and his wife Michelle now own and manage Fat Goose Fruits. Read more...

Regan Ford Olives

Many conventional olive groves are struggling to remain profitable in the face of continually declining international olive oil prices. Dr Derek Fisher, Director of Regans Ford Estate, has taken a different approach to olive plantings and management to minimise their major costs and maximise profitability. Read more...

Food Forest Olives

When the Brookmans started The Food Forest, the organic carbon level was a very low 0.7% and the soil would 'turn to slush in winter and set like concrete in summer.' A plough pan at a depth of 150-200mmvvll crop species. Read more...