For several years, Infield has worked in close association with Natural Fertilisers to supply vineyard owners and broad-acre farmers with a reliable source of straw-based chicken manure. We regularly supply our product to locations north of Adelaide, Barossa Valley, the Riverland, Yorke Peninsula and to the Adelaide Hills.
A rich source of organic carbon and nitrogen, chicken manure also contains many trace elements commonly deficient in many cropping soils. If managed correctly, chicken litter provides the opportunity to build soil reserves of carbon to increase water holding capacity and overall soil health.
The cost of this product is less than that of conventional mineral fertilisers, allowing for significant cost-savings.
One satisfied customer, Ben Marshman, crops 2700 Ha near Owen in the mid-north, and sees the chicken litter that Natural Fertilisers supplies as a convenient method of providing a blanket application of nutrients to his land. Growing bread wheat, beans, lentils and canola, Ben has used litter to even out yield variation across paddocks, with good results.
Viticulturists, Ben Cooke and Damon Koerner, confirm similar results with the use of chicken litter products in the Adelaide Hills, including vineyards at Echunga, Clarendon, Balhannah and Forreston. Applied during winter, the chicken manure is broadcast in the mid-row and undervine. As both a soil conditioner and its range of soil enrichment properties, growers appreciate the value for money this product brings.
Natural Fertilisers has access to manure as a year-round operation. As well as direct deliveries, clients can have access to stockpiles and take advantage of farm gate prices. Natural Fertilisers also has a specialised spreader for hire. Take the time to contact Mark Jones for more information on 0417 853 032. Why not give him a call now.