7 September, 2022
Liquid fertiliser ready to flow
LOCAL farmers will now have access to convenient, ready to dispense liquid fertiliser with Agri Technovation recently opening a bulk plant in Dimbulah, the only one of its kind in the region
Farmers usually use a water-soluble fertiliser on their crops, initially buying it in powder form before mixing it and running it through their irrigation system.
Agri Technovation decided to completely remove the last step, saving farmers both time and money by supplying fertiliser in a ready to dispense form.
In the process, the company adds essential additional nutrients to the liquid fertiliser, creating their own unique “recipe”.
Agronomist Gerco Van Zyl said while people can go and buy straight fertiliser from the shop, it doesn’t have the same effect as fertiliser coming from a company like Agri Technovation.
“Every company will use a couple of raw materials and then they will have their own recipe in the ratios they mix, the raw materials and what additives or cofactors they add,” he said.
“Overall it is a better product and more efficient for the farmer, you get more bang for your buck.”
Agri Technovation’s consumer base includes big growers like JPK Farming, DBC Farming, the Costco Group and more just to name a few and it was because of these growers, that the liquid fertiliser plant was built in Dimbulah.
“These farms all have big hectares, the average Australian growers I would say has a relatively small farm at around 20 hectares,” Mr Van Zyl said.
“These guys are farming 100 to 150 hectares and it is way too much labour and wastes too much time to mix fertiliser.
“We go out and deliver the liquid fertiliser in 1000 litre pods and we will soon be delivering in bulk up to 10,000 or 20,000 litres at a time.”
For more information, call Gerco Van Zyl on 0431 913 476.