Environmental Fertilisers are able to help you manage your property in ways that build fertility in the soil and do not harm the environment. Our solid and liquid fertilisers are based on the principles of Dr. Carey Reams to create highly mineralised biologically active soils to help produce nutrient dense foods.
Humates are an important part of your soil fertility building programme. They are food for soil life and a store energy, minerals and water.
We have a range of microbial innoculants that can help control insect pests and fungal diseases while you are building your soil fertility.
Our animal health products provide vitamins and minerals for stock to reach and maintain their optimum health.
We have a range of tools, such as refractometers and compost tea-brewers that can assist you on your journey to improved soil fertility.
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What do plants use nutrients for?
To understand the workings of soil it can be viewed like a battery. Low ERGS (energy released per g of soil) is like having a flat battery.
Nitrogen (N) is the soil’s ‘electrolyte’. Insufficient N results in a low current flow. Adding N to soil is like adding electrolyte to a battery and charging it up. A current can now flow and ions can move from cation exchange sites into the roots.
Without N and magnesium (Mg), green leaves cannot photosynthesise as these nutrients make up the core of every chlorophyll molecule.
Calcium is like an electrical capacitor and is the base against which all other nutrients react to release their energy for plant growth.
Calcium is also called the trucker of all nutrients, as it carries all other nutrients to the plant.
Boron (B) is like the truck’s steering wheel, facilitating both Ca uptake but also sugar translocation to the roots and germination tube growth and fertilisation.
Insufficient Ca is like having a motorbike battery to start a truck. Adding more Ca increases the battery capacity to truck size, but this requires more N electrolyte to be added. So we need to be sure there is always enough N in the system. Calcium and silicon (Si) are the main cell strengtheners.
Phosphate (PO4) is like an usher for all nutrients except potassium (K) inside the plant. All nutrients enter the plant attached to PO4. Insufficient PO4 means a bottleneck at the root surface; nutrients can’t get up to the leaves fast enough. Phosphate is also the chief energy transfer-medium in photosynthesis, turning radiant energy from the sun into chemical energy.
Potassium helps move sugars from the chloroplasts, convert N to protein, regulate 50 enzymes as well as stomatal opening and closing; it is also the grain and fruit filler.