WELCOME TO BIOACTIVE SOILS
We are successful farmers, business people, and agricultural consultants from diverse, but integrated backgrounds. It is our passion to take sustainable agriculture from a merely trendy catch-phrase to a living, breathing product which renews depleted soils, making them more nutrient dense AND profitable. Successful collaborations are only possible when all parties are engaged, heading toward a common goal. We wish to form enduring relationships which maximise the agreed-upon desired outcomes.
The basis of our product is composed of New Zealand’s high quality “fruits of the sea”. Fish, Oysters, Mussels and Kina are cold-processed in our factory, forming the backbone of our solid land dressing, liquid foliar dressing and supplement. These “backbone products” provide the raw organic material needed for the growth and proliferation of soil microbes. Billions of microbes inhabit each gram of healthy soil, affecting soil structure and fertility. These same soil microbes make the nutrients in the soil available to the plant, produce growth - stimulating hormones and boost the plants immune system. Soils with higher microbial diversity exhibit higher yields and fewer plant diseases. We brew these microbes in our factory, adding them to our base products. Trace minerals are added based on independent herbage testing results and the requirements of the area to be dressed. We believe herbage testing is superior to soil testing as it gives an idea of how the plants are growing over time, like a video, as opposed to the snapshot represented by a soil test. The combination of sea-based products and the customised usage of microbiology and trace minerals ensures our dressings are ecologically friendly, unique and functional.
Herbage and soil testing for customised crop dressings as well as continued monitoring throughout the growing period.
Jim and Marie Marshall
Soil Activation Team
OUR LATEST NEWS
BioActive Soils is once again BioGro certified. We are looking forward to once again supporting our organic clients.
BioActive Soils is happy to welcome Leigh Murray to the BioActive Team. Please see his bio on the “Team Page”.
BioActive Soils will be offering a Field Days special! Please stop by our tent and mention this post to Steve, […]
Bigger & Better Than Ever. 14-16 February BioActive Soils will be at the Southern Field Days! Please stop by and […]
On 1 November, BioActive Soils was awarded a commendation in Environmental Innovation at the Environment Southland Annual Awards. We are […]
BioActive Soils Rural Delivery Show Episode: The involvement of BioActive Soils in Rural Delivery Show - New Zealand.
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