Long-term benefits of compost when applied to your soils

long-term benefits of compost

We’re putting more and more synthetic fertilisers into our land and simultaneously asking more from our productivity and outputs. Something has to give and is that organic matter? The thing that is unseen and slowly going away without us even realising?   How many years will it be until SOS has another meaning of, Save […]

How do you make compost in bulk?

make compost in bulk

Ever wonder what process our compost products go through before it reaches you?   It’s a common misconception that compost is just soil with additives to help build organic matter. But the truth is, there is a science behind the process of making quality compost in bulk.   At home, your compost is likely made […]

Repurpose your grape marc to increase soil health

repurpose your grape marc

Grape marc can be used for cattle feed, fuel, hand sanitiser, grape seed oil, or even to make grappa. But the challenges that come with these solutions are the ability to cope with a raw material that arrives all at once, the transportation requirements, and the money & time to set up a facility big […]

Soil Health Overview

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We recently went to Marlborough and looked at the application of organic matter and compost in local vineyards and how it affects soil health. We brought along expert and soil consultant, Geoff Warmouth who gave us insights into the different soil types in the vineyards. One of the biggest issues is the variation in soils. […]

Marlborough Soil Health at Risk

Documenting Degrading Soil A report tabled recently at Marlborough District Council’s Environment Committee has shown that the regions soils are at risk. Required under the Resource Management Act, the soil quality monitoring report determines the “life-supporting capacity of soil” and how current farming practice might impact on “the foreseeable needs of future generations”.   Marlborough […]