Farm Case Studies
We are fortunate to be working with a range of Australian Farmers using SONIC Bio-Fertiliser Making Systems as part of their regenerative farming practice. Here are some of the ways DIY Liquid Bio-Minerals are used, for different types of agriculture, and the results that have been achieved.
Kilburney Avocado Farm
Somersby, NSW, Australia
Kilburney Farm have 4 hectares of Avocados planted in October 2018. They apply organic farming principals using cover cropping, mulching and DIY Seaweed Bio-Fertilisers.
Since June 2018 they have been operating a Bio-Fertiliser Making System producing 1,000 litres of Fertiliser approximately every 12 weeks.
Pictured above first season planting, October, 2018
“Since we started making and applying these natural fertilisers we’ve reduced our labour time and running costs, and seen nothing but happy healthy trees.”
Pictured above second Season after planting Avocados
August 2020 Kilburney Avocados produce some edible fruit.
Kilburney Farms’ Bio-Fertiliser Station Setup
TOTAL setup cost $780
Includes purchase of 12x barrels
Producing around 1,000 litres Fertiliser
TOTAL ongoing cost $960 p/a
Self-supplying 4,800 litres fresh Bio-Fertiliser
(value approx. $12,000)
TOTAL saving $10,500 p/a
Wilson River Pecans
Richmond Hill, NSW, Australia
Geoff Bugden, organic and biological Pecan farmer. Geoff started making his own Fish Bio-Fertiliser using SONIC methods in March 2019.
Geoff makes Fish Bio-Fertiliser in 1000 litre IBC containers for a Holistic spray regime for 10,000 Pecan Trees.
“I make 1000 litres of Fish Bio-Fertiliser for just under $500, normally costing around $5000, so you can use as much as you like. I think it’s doing a fantastic job! We have had the best year with the most tree stress.”
Pristine Pecan Leaf
Every year Geoff has his leaf tested for anthracnode and other pathogens. His August 2020 tests resulted in a pristine leaf.
Wilson River Pecans’ DIY Bio-Fertiliser Station Setup
TOTAL setup cost $2,940
Includes purchase of 6x IBC
Self-supplying 5,400 litres Fish Bio-Fertiliser (Hydrolysate)
TOTAL ongoing cost $2,220 p/a
producing 5,400 litres Fish Fertiliser
(Value approx. $30,000)
TOTAL saving $27,780 p/a
Local Dorper Lamb
Boorabee, NSW, Australia
Warren Wiggins from Local Dorper Lamb in Binnaburra, NSW has a DIY Liquid Seaweed Bio-Mineral Making System.
Warren uses the Probiotic Liquid Seaweed Minerals as a drench for the sheep. The results he has been finding after 2 years using this method is the sheep are healthier with 2/3 less worms and the grass is richer and stronger from the probiotic fertiliser that the sheep are spreading on the pastures.
Local Dorper Lamb
Bio-Mineral Supplement Station Setup
TOTAL setup cost $125
producing 160 litres liquid Probiotic
valued at over $1,000
TOTAL ongoing cost $300 p/a
producing 640 litres Probiotic
valued at over $4,000 p/a
TOTAL saving $3,575 p/a
“The sheep are healthy and happy. The worms are cut down by a third and the grass is richer and stronger.”
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