All about Organic growing

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  1. ClissAT

    ClissAT Valued Member Premium Member GOLD

    Sep 27, 2015
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    Pomona, Qld
    This article was written by a guy who runs a local (to me on Queensland Sunshine Coast) company which sells a huge range of organic fertilizers and soil amendments. They do all the technical investigation, proving and agronomy themselves on their own farm for every product they sell.
    I have not been able to find a single aspect of their company or commercial dealings to be less than 100% ethical.
    Graham goes around the world giving lectures and leading workshops on changing over to organic farming both on a large and small scale.

    Whether you wish to grow your food using a complete organic system or just as best you can, you will learn a lot by reading Grahams articles. They sell soil ammedments in 1lt bottles which suits home gardeners. Of course they also sell those same ammedments in sizes up to 1000lt tanks and tonage lots!

    I have not been paid or given anything for writing this article. I simply find their company and products to be 100% ethical.

    Here is an excerp from the latest newsletter with links at the bottom to their website where you can subscribe to their nl and learn the technicalities of organic growing for yourself. The last 2 months nl were about nitrogen. Generally at some time during any given year he will be on every continent in the world giving everyone the opportunity to attend one of his workshops.

    Nutrition Matters - The Dawn of a New Era - Let’s Savour This Season

    Wishing you Health, Happiness and Fulfillment.

    Another year has flown by, and I am sitting in an English airport about to begin the arduous journey home for Christmas.

    It has been a frantic, but hugely gratifying conclusion to 2018, with a 4-week seminar tour of Canada and the UK. There have been large, excited crowds of farmers and consultants at every venue. In Canada, the Four-Day Certificate course attracted growers farming almost 2 million acres. In that country, there are several broadacre crops where organic crops fetch premiums 300% higher than conventional commodities. This has prompted several growers, who have attended previous courses, to commit thousands of acres to organic production. Thankfully, that gamble paid off last season, and there were some smiling faces returning to this course for an update and refresher.

    It is a common misconception that a conversion to organics automatically spells lower yields. In that old-school understanding, it is reasoned that you will fall in a heap for a few years but hopefully catch up when the higher premiums kick in. This is absolute nonsense! Organics is just a different road to Rome. You are allowed to use all trace minerals, calcium, magnesium, potassium sulphate and sulphur. Your phosphorus is limited to less soluble forms, but liquid injection with micronised guano (Phos-Life Organic™) can provide all the kick start you will require. You can further ensure sufficient P by inoculating mycorrhizal fungi and Trichoderma sp on the seed (Nutri-Life Platform®). Both of these organisms are well-researched phosphate solubilisers. There are also several other regenerative practices that can release phosphate from your massive frozen reserves. I always encourage farmers to pay a few dollars extra and measure their total phosphorus in their soil test. You will often discover that you have thousands of ppm of this mineral to draw upon in a soil with a history of phosphate fertilisation.

    The major yield limiter in organics, however, is nitrogen (N). It is the most abundant mineral in the plant but there are limited options within certified organic farming systems. N deficiency will usually be the major reason for reduced yield in this system, but N can be much better managed and maximised by adopting some key strategies

    In the latter half of this Christmas message, I will share some key strategies to maximise yields in organics by optimising your supply of N.

    To continue reading this article, please CLICK HERE.

    To view some of our other articles, please visit the Nutrition Matters blog.
  2. Letsgokate

    Letsgokate Valued Member Premium Member GOLD

    Nov 12, 2014
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    SE Queensland, Australia
    Sounds like he really knows his stuff.

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