03 Feb
Vicmill on The Weekly Times
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'BIO SUPER is BIO SUPERIOR' - THE BIOLOGICALLY & ECONOMICALLY SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE TO OTHER PHOSPHATE FERTILISERS

Most Australian soils are naturally low in phosphorus due to extensive weathering, while native plant species have adapted to these low levels, commercial crops and pastures have not. Phosphorus is one of the major plant nutrition elements in the soil and plays an important role in the synthesis of sugar, starches and oil, also essential for  new root growth, so must be constantly available in the soil for these processes to perform their metabolic functions in the plant, without phosphorus growth is retarded. Defciency symptoms may be difcult to diagnose so by the time it is recognised it may be too late to do anything. Chemically phosphorus is a very stable element and reacts rapidly in the soil solution however quickly binds with iron and aluminium becoming unavailable to plants when soil  pH is below 5.0 (CaCI2).measured as calcium chloride. Typically broad acre agriculture in Australia applies more phosphorus than nitrogen and potassium compared with farming practices in the United States and Europe to achieve productive yields. In brief single superphosphate is manufactured by reacting naturally occurring phosphate rock, sulphuric acid and water, which when mixed, allowed to dry and react gives superphosphate its chemical properties creating a water soluble form of phosphorus that dissolves into the soil solution making the phosphate more readily available for the plant to uptake by the root zone when it takes up water. However it is also in this process heavy metals widely known to be present in all commercially produced water soluble fertilisers such as (Cd) cadmium, (Pb) lead, (As) arsenic and (Hg) mercury etc. may also be drawn via the root system into the cellular structure of the plant where they remain present in the harvested produce we consume. Other detrimental issues 

relating to the use of superphosphates is the presence of fuorine, which can cause sickness (fuorosis) in animals that ingest it directly from recently fertilised pasture. Superphosphate releases phosphates rapidly when in contact with water, environmental mismanagement through leaching may raise the levels of phosphates in farm water ways or dams with heavy metal toxicity notably (Cd) cadmium of particular concern. Alternatively phosphates in citrate soluble forms cling strongly to the clay colloid, so little if any is carried by runof water into streams.

BIO SUPER is a granulated mineral humate fertiliser incorporating the sustained slow release properties of citrate soluble reactive phosphate rock, carbohydrates which bacteria convert into energy for microbial sustainability, high levels of calcium in readily available carbonate forms, carbon as nitrifed brown coal, key micro elements commonly suppressed in the “acid matt” copper, zinc, manganese, boron and molybdenum making it ideal for acidic soils with low calcium levels and reduced biological activity.

BIO SUPER has been developed around Vicmill Natural Fertilisers unique hydroscopic absorption process using the efects of natural forming carbolic acid. A manufacturing feature of bio super is the primary coating granulation process that enables the fertiliser granule to be coated with nutrients and trace elements as it is being made. This process ensures that each granule receives proportionally the same amount of additives.

Vicmill natural fertilisers challenge is to  redress the efects of chemical agriculture  by employing the resources of both science and nature in an integrated up to date  bio-organic system, one that achieves robust and healthy crop yields and does not pollute land, water or the food we consume.

 

BIO SUPER  Typical Analysis: TOTAL NITROGEN (N) AS NATURAL ORGANIC COMPOUNDS .................................1.32% TOTAL PHOSPHORUS (P)  AS CITRATE SOLUBLE .........................................9% TOTAL POTASSIUM (K) AS SULPHATE ..........0% TOTAL CALCIUM (Ca) AS CARBONATE ......27% TOTAL MAGNESIUM (Mg) .................................1.5% TOTAL SULPHUR AS  NATURAL ORGANIC COMPOUNDS ..........2.99% TOTAL COPPER (Cu) AS SULPHATE ........0.05% TOTAL ZINC (Zn) AS SULPHATE ................0.25% TOTAL MANGANESE (Mn)  AS SULPHATE .....................................................0.31% TOTAL BORON(B) .............................................0.13% TOTAL MOLYBDENUM (Mo) ..........................0.01% TOTAL HUMATE CONTENT...........................9.52% TOTAL CARBON .....................................................14%

 

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