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Horticulture challenges

Implement low cost systems

Current economic conditions and increased ‘protectionism’ are forcing farmers to reduce the price they charge.  This challenge increases the need to implement low-cost farming systems that consistently deliver high yields.

Address climate change

Climate change is changing the natural environment as seen by successive drought and flooding events. This increases the need to manage the soil to reduce compaction and allow more water to be captured in good times.

Meet consumer expectations

Consumers have become aware of the source of the food they purchase and expect the environment and sustainable practices from the farmer. Restoring the soil and protecting the environment for future generations is now an imperative.

Focus on the soil

As any farmer knows, there are factors like rainfall that simply can’t be controlled, so it’s better to focus on what you can control.  We would suggest that focussing on soil health and treatment plans will provide the greatest payback.

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Treatment plans must address two objectives.
  • Firstly, they must support the crop from germination through to harvest.
  • Secondly, they must nurture the soil to prepare for the next crop.
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Our recommended approach is to employ a soil sampler and use an independent laboratory to analyse. We will then use this report to develop a custom treatment plan to meet each field’s crop requirements.  

Lastly, as Oasis 88 reduces the requirements for fertiliser, the cost of adding Oasis 88 is offset by some savings in treatment plan, and due to the yield and quality of the crop,  will drive a higher profit margin and a substantial return.

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