Mr. Scott Chambers of Bundella, NSW continues to use Madura Guano Gold-Kwik Start as the basis of his fertiliser cropping and is really happy with it. There is a lot of biology and other benefits happening as well according to Scott and he is extra pleased with the crops progress this season. The chickpeas, although later sown this year, look exceptional, and the nodulation is just unbelievably good now that they are flowering. They have not required any dithane unlike other local crops due to their exceptional performance and health. The grass crops of triticale, oats and canary seed (for domestic bird seed) are all growing very well as well, despite cutting back the nitrogen application to 30% of what was previously used. Soil tests have indicated a need for sulphur and boron as well, and so some gypsum and boron has been applied with the Madura Guano Gold-Kwik Start. This combination has helped capitalize on these heavy black soils which otherwise have problems with calcium – magnesium rations. Scott says that there are major benefits from the silica component of the Madura Guano Gold-Kwik Start and the interactions bringing about this improvement in soil biology as well as the readily available nutrients. The silica pulls the cations out of the otherwise tightly bound heavy clay soils and we are very happy indeed with the results. The Madura Guano Gold-Kwik Start has been an easy granulated product to use without any handling problems.
“It was a good day when I was introduced to Guano Gold by my progressive local dealer – Norco. Colin Barnes suggested I try it. I have been using it for two years now and I am pleased with the trees’ yield and general health. The fact that it is organic is a plus in the general trend to use more environmentally friendly products. One cannot live in the past! New products are available to replace products like ‘Super’ and ‘Triple Super’ that I can use in a long term approach to look after the soil.”
John Gosper, Surprise Farms, Northern Rivers, Lismore, NSW
Jacob Tekema and his mother Jikke milk 135 Fresian cows of 80 hectares of their property at Shady Creek, north east of Warragul Victoria. Jacob and Jikke have been using fertiliser blends with the phosphorus component supplied by Madura Guano Gold for the past two and a half years. Over this time Jacob says he has seen a general improvement in the condition of their cows which he attributes to improved pastures. The pasture is growing better and regrowth after grazing and cutting for silage or hay is stronger. Lime has been applied over most of the property and Jacob commented that the response from the lime has been better than expected which he attributes to the availability of “P” from Madura Guano Gold. After seeing the response on his own property Jacob has been promoting the use of Madura Guano Gold to neighbours so they may experience the advantages of using the product.