Macadamia growers urged to consider bio fertiliser to improve yields



bio fertiliser to improve yields

A Queensland macadamia and lychee grower is encouraging farmers to embrace bio-fertilisers to improve production and yields an reduce nitrogen use.
Craig van Rooyen is using a new technique to sweep organic matter back under his trees at harvest on his 45-hectare farm near Bundaberg.

He said he came up with the idea while at a recent macadamia conference in South Africa.

“Over there the labour’s cheap so they’re able to pick everything off the ground so they’re not having to sweep all this beautiful organic matter and take earthworms and everything else away from the tree,” he said.

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