Consistent Vermicast application will result in a completely rehabilitated soil. It takes time and how long it takes depends on factors such as the volume applied each time and the consistency of application protocols. The above sample was drawn from below a Macadamia tree that was four years old and had had vermicast applied at 4dm per year, every year. In this case the tree also received a compost application annually but no other fertilisers or compounds were added. The tree is healthy and has started to yield good quality nuts.
Here at Davley Organics we strive to make the scientific data, reports and articles as digestible as possible.
We know our farmers and commercial users are busy and always on the move, so if you don’t have the time to peruse our site, please find below links to all the most pertinent documentation to download and read when you have the time.
We start with the basics, going through to the longer and more comprehensive scientific data.
an excerpt from:
How Organic Farming Could Release Us From the Curse of Fertilizer. July 02, 2013 By Dr. Mercola
Read the full article here.
All credit to the author By Dr. Mercola and Mercola.com the excerpt is re posted in its original state.
I recently interviewed Dr. Elaine Ingham,8 an internationally recognized expert on the benefits of sustainable soil science. I also recently visited her at her new position at the Rodale Institute in Pennsylvania. According to Dr. Ingham, a key component of successful agriculture lies in having the right helper organisms in the soil; beneficial species of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, beneficial nematodes (not the weedfeeders), microarthropods, and earthworms—all of which contribute to plant growth in a number of different ways.
Nutrient cycling is another major issue. According to Dr. Ingham, there’s no soil on Earth that lacks the nutrients to grow a plant. She believes the concept that your soil is deficient and needs added phosphorus or nitrogen etc in order to grow plants is seriously flawed, and largely orchestrated by the chemical companies, because it’s based on looking at the soluble, inorganic nutrients that are partly present in your soil.
The real nutrition your plants require is actually derived from microorganisms in the soil. These organisms take the mineral material that’s in your soil and convert it into a plant-available form. Without these bioorganisms, your plants cannot get the nutrients they need. So what you need is not more chemical soil additives, what you need is the proper balance of beneficial soil organisms. According to Dr. Ingham:
“It’s very necessary to have these organisms. They will supply your plant with precisely the right balances of all the nutrients the plant requires. When you start to realize that one of the major roles and functions of life in the soil is to provide nutrients to the plants in the proper forms, then we don’t need inorganic fertilizers. We certainly don’t have to have genetically engineered plants or to utilize inorganic fertilizers if we get this proper biology back in the soil.
If we balance the proper biology, we select against the growth of weeds, so the whole issue with herbicides is done away with. We don’t need the herbicides if we can get the proper life back into the soil and select for the growth of the plants that we want to grow and against the growth of the weedy species.”
Interestingly enough, you can use a starter culture to boost the fermentation and generation of beneficial bacteria much in the same way you can boost the probiotics in your fermented vegetables. For compost, this strategy is used if you want to compost very rapidly. In that case, you can use a starter to inoculate the specific sets of organisms that you need to encourage in that compost.
For optimal physical health, you need plant foods to contain the full set of nutrients that will allow the plant to grow in a healthy fashion, because that’s the proper balance of nutrients for us human beings as well. Dr. Ingham has written several books on this topic, including The Field Guide for Actively Aerated Compost Tea, and The Compost Tea Brewing Manual.
The Davley Organics Garden & Flower Fair this Spring
DAVLEY ORGANICS GARDEN AND FLOWER FAIR
2-8 September 2013
The second annual Davley Organics Garden and Flower Fair showcases, once again, all there is in landscaping, garden trends, garden accessories, services specialised plants / flowers, floral design and more.
The 2012 fair was a great success and this year, hosted again at Riverside Mall, is sure to be an even bigger and grander event.
The Fair is not just about flowers and plants, but a floral extravaganza! Numerous activities are planned which tie in with the whole theme.
So come on down, bring the kids, there will be a little something for everyone.
Retailers, landscapers, designers, nurseries are encouraged to join the event, an interactive fair which will prove a fun and exciting opportunity to interact with your customers.
We would like our exhibitors to let their creative sides go wild.
Those interested in displaying at this years annual Davley Organics Garden and Flower Fair can contact lesley
or give her a call on 082 494 4279
Davley Organics was pleased to welcome the Lowveld Clivia Club over the weekend.
The day included a talk by David from Davley Organics, covering the processes involved on the farm, the infrastructure and Davley Organics’s products, Vermicast the dark rich organic fertilizer produced by the wriggly workforce and Worm Tea, the nutrient rich fertilizer leachate.
David’s talk was followed by a Question and Answer session with many very interesting questions raised. We hope to include some of these in one of our future Q&A articles.
For further information on the Lowveld Clivia Club, please see their Facebook page for more info and their contact details.
Many thanks to Paul Kloeck and the Clivia Club.
All the best
The Davley Organics Team.
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It was fantastic to meet everyone at Budget Plants in Pretoria yesterday. A few snaps of the instillation. All the best The Davley Organics Team.
Budget Plants R3R5 Nursery, Lynwood Road, Pretoria, recieve their first order of vermicast and vermileachate today.
Welcome to the Davley Organics family.
Pop down today for the chance to get your hands on a bit of “the good stuff”.
Vermicast organic fertilizer is available in small bags at 20dm and big bags of 40dm.
Worm tea, perfect for your potted plants and hydroponics will be available by the 2l bottle.
For more info on Worm Tea, check out this Article.
For more info about Davley Organics and our products, check out our webpage
All the best
The Davley Organics Team