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Improved farming starts with the soil

Maintain production with decreased inputs

Fish IT for Dairy Farmers

If you are looking to boost the efficiency of your dairy and looking to utilise pastures at optimum levels of production, improve soil health, pasture health and animal health, or perhaps you’re looking for innovations to help you protect and improve water quality without impacting profits, then Fish IT could be one step in the right direction.

Working with your soil and freeing up nutrients locked there is an important and efficient way of doing all of the above. Our customers see increased soil depth, greater numbers of worms and soil microbiology, richer, deeper coloured pasture that is packed with nutrients which means healthier and more content cows.

Maintain production with decreased nitrogen inputs.

Healthy pasture and animal production are the upstream benefits of improved soil health and water retention. Soils with high levels of organic matter have been found to have a higher soil N supply. Because Fish IT works to feed the soil microbiology in the organic matter in soil it helps you to obtain ‘more for less’ – more production with less synthetic fertiliser inputs.

Fish IT will help you grow more and larger clover, increase your worm count, improve soil microbiology, allowing you to stay under the nitrogen cap by creating a soil environment that requires less synthetic fertiliser and that captures more nitrogen directly from the atmosphere.

100% natural product means less excess fertiliser runoff into waterways

Helps the soil micro-biology build soil carbon to retain more water

Biodiverse soils allow plants to resist pests and diseases

Made in New Zealand for a smaller carbon footprint

Cows love Fish IT. You will too:

  • Healthier soils grow richer deeper pastures that are laden with high quality nutrients. Fish IT helps to free up nutrients in the soil allowing it to be used by plants to grow. The result – dense nutrient rich pasture.
  • Because Fish IT helps to create a balanced soil biome pastures are provided access to a supply of nutrients from soil biology and soil organic matter. This means plants get access to the types of nutrients they need precisely when they need them in a plant available form, there is less chance of losing profit to diseased or pest-ridden areas.
  • Maintain confidence in your short and long-term production outputs as you transition.

Learn more about Fish IT from some of our customers.

Leithfield Nursery – Growing strong Seedlings.

With declining soil fertility due to the use of chemical herbicides and pesticides Leithfield decided to change tac.

Carola Haket – Powering on with Fish IT

Carola Haket saw fert prices rising to all-time highs, and her Ravensdown rep wanting to sell her more fert she decided to have another look at an alternative pathway.

Tony Zonneveld – A thriving farm from the sea

If the soil is healthy then the results of that lead to healthy plants and animals and good quality products out the gate.

Application rates

Application of Fish IT occurs at the start of each growing season. Fish IT  feeds the soil biology (specifically fungi) allowing the plants to access better nutrition from already available nutrients in the soil. Climate and temperature vary across New Zealand but typically, the growing seasons are spread across the three warmest seasons of the year – spring, summer, and autumn.

Recommended application rates are 30 litres / ha as an initial drench or boost dose, followed by 10-15 litres / ha at each application thereafter

Fish IT can be applied via a Boom Sprayer, big nozzle sprayer or chopper and may be mixed with other fertiliser for a single application.