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Sustainable Solutions Global Silver sponsor
SSG is an innovative, diversified and family-friendly employee-owned consultancy company that builds the capacity of its employees, sub-contractors and clients. They work on transformative projects in tropical locations by protecting the environment and empowering people where they live and work to build a better world for future generations.
EAL is part of the Southern Cross University in Lismore, NSW. EAL employs up to 25 professional analysts with state of the art equipment and modern facilities and offering a commercially competitive analytical service.
Seasol International manufactures and markets high quality kelp, fish, humic and trace element products for the horticultural and agricultural market to improve the quality and performance of yields. The products cover a wide range of applications, from establishing new plantings to increasing frost or dry resistance and general soil and plant health.
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Diamond sponsor
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resourcesdevelops and implements policies and programmes to support the sustainable use and productive management of our natural resource base, including rivers and water resources, to ensure Australia's agricultural, fisheries, food and forestry industries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable.
Sweeter SoilsSilver sponsor
Sweeter Soils is an Innisfail-based agronomic advisory company that provides an integrated approach to soil health and fertility; managing soil biology to provide highly robust and profitable production systems using Bactivate® products and science.
AUS-QUAL Silver sponsor
AUS-QUAL is a certification body accredited by JAS-ANZ, providing product certification systems for the wider Australian and New Zealand agricultural, horticultural and secondary processing sectors. AUS-QUAL is well placed to provide any organisation with professional, cost effective, certification services and has a well-established track record and reputation that will ensure the integrity of the services provided.
Thanks to all our exhibitors in 2016
Total Grower Services
TGS are specialists in integrated crop management. They are experts in disease management, Petrik soil health technology and IPM, achieving sustainable productivity advantages for some of Australia’s largest producers. www.totalgs.com.au
Blue Hand Steam
Blue Hand Steam helps farmers to control weeds with innovative saturated steam technology. This safe and environmentally friendly system operates in all weather conditions with no off-target damage to crops.
RegenAG® provides world class education in regenerative agriculture - independent training, coaching, advice and support services to farmers and land managers seeking innovative solutions with methods and processes that are profitable, scalable and work synergistically as an integrated and powerful farm management ‘tool kit’.
Katek Fertilizers manufacture a range of fertilizers based on biologically active, naturally composted poultry manure. Through a unique manufacturing process, these slow release fertilizers are packed with live, healthy microbe cultures and are rich in organic compounds, plant available nutrients and humic and fulvic acids.
Biodynamic Agriculture Australia
Biodynamic Agriculture Australia is a not-for-profit company supporting Australian farmers and gardeners to regenerate the land and produce quality food and fibre. Our mission is to foster, guide and further develop biodynamic farming and gardening based on indications given by Rudolf Steiner. BAA is supported at the conference by local association, Biodynamics FNQ.
Agripower, a Queensland mineral company, specialises in certified organic inputs sold world-wide. Our long-running trials in many countries, soil types and crops show astonishing improvements in plant quality, yield and resistance to stresses.
Terrain NRM is one of 56 regional bodies across Australia working to look after our natural resources. Terrain is a community-based not for profit organisation working with farmers, industry and others in the Wet Tropics, to secure the health of our land, water and reef. www.terrain.org.au
At Terrain's booth you will also find information on Wet Tropics Soilcare, Healthy Soils and Central Queensland Soil Health Group. These groups are key to engaging with landholders and bringing reputable information to them to help them make sustainable farm management decisions that protect the soil and result in improved productivity and profit over the long term.
Meet Bernard and Loene Doube from Dung Beetle Solutions Australia here, too.
Beechwood Biological Solutions
Beechwood Biological Solutions’ Jeremy Bradley and Cathy Eggert have developed many practical techniques for restoring soil health and are showcasing their innovative new product “Parra Trooper”. Parra Trooper is a beneficial soil fungus associated with crown rot in giant Parramatta grass, giant rat's tail grass and other weedy Sporobolus grasses.
Organic Farming Systems
Organic Farming Systems’ targeted soil health strategies help crops through stress events, improving productivity and product quality with an extensive range of products certified for organic growers and distributed throughout Australia, including liquid and solid fertilisers, bio-nutrition, crop bio-protection, soil health and bio-stimulants.
Organic Crop Protectants
OCP is an Australian-owned pioneering company, celebrating 25 years of service to horticulture in organic and integrated pest and disease management (IPDM) with the recent introduction of the Metcalf range of local Trichoderma isolates for plant health management, Andermatt bio-control products, Ultimate Agri soil products distribution and a nutritional range of AminogroMaxi fertilizers. Discover our range of traps and lures from world leading company ISCA with NEW SPLAT technology and complemented with OPEN SCOUT app to monitor your crops. Come and talk to our team of agronomists about how we can help you implement your pest, disease and fertilizer plan while improving crop quality and yields to international organic standards.
Cropping Solutions sponsor
Cropping Solutions offers concentrated liquid fertilizers manufactured from Australian inputs and includes custom blending for broadacre, horticulture, turf and home gardens to suit the crop or soil type, increasing plant health and crop consistency throughout fluctuating seasonal periods.
Microbiology Laboratories Australia sponsor
We provide world-class commercial microbiology analyses for agriculture, forestry and the environment. We are committed to bringing proven, scientific, research-based technology to our customers in a clear, concise, no-nonsense manner to help them make informed decisions. We believe that this will also help to develop and refine the use of microbiology in agriculture, natural resource management and fertiliser production to the benefit of our primary industries, productivity, health, technology and environment.
AGF Seeds produce and market premium broad-acre, pasture and cover crop seeds to Australian farmers. Continuous cover crop options evaluation and trialling of cover crop options allows AGF to deliver high quality seed and advice to farmers in order to support decision making, and improve the sustainability and profitability of farming systems.
Mungalli Creek Biodynamic Dairy Gold sponsor
Mungalli Creek Biodynamic Dairproduces dairy products and pastured eggs and has received numerous awards, testament to their commitment to high-quality, ethical produce. Their business model supports nine family farms and over 50 staff on their farms, and in the on-farm café and manufacturing and distribution operations.
NifftyAg Strip-till Solutions
Steven Peterson, a fourth generation farmer from Galesburg, Illinois, founded NifftyAg Strip-till Solutions, designing and supplying a range of uniquely designed strip-till equipment. Steve will be at the show sharing his extensive knowledge and passion for strip tillage and explaining equipment that includes innovative solutions for sugar cane. He shares the stage with pioneering controlled traffic proponent, St John Kent, to show broad acre cropping and cotton producers how they can farm more efficiently and take care of their soil.
Bayer Biologics Gold sponsor
Bayer is introducing Bayer Biologics, a rapidly emerging category of crop management. Recognising that soil health is critical to sustainable crop production, Bayer have identified and developed unique highly virulent strains of beneficial bacteria to bring balance back to the soil/plant interface. Giving back to the soil to keep it healthy - an example of Science For a Better Life. www.biologics.bayer.com.au
Agripower is a Queensland mineral company specialising in certified organic inputs sold world-wide. Our long-running trials in many countries, soil types and crops show astonishing improvements in plant quality, yield and resistance to stresses.
NutriSoil enhances the natural growing mechanisms of the plant and soil. It is produced from a unique vermiculture (worm) recycling system containing a full range of plant available nutrients, rich in natural soil organisms.
Australian Biological Control (goodbugs.org.au)
goodbugs.org.au is the online presence of Australasian Biological Control Inc (ABC), an organisation of beneficial insect and mite producers. We provide information about using and sourcing biological control agents in horticultural and field crops.
Experts in recycling organic carbon to add fertility to some of the world’s most barren soils, C-Wise Soil Carbon Solutions generate substantial economic, environmental and social benefits. Our solutions improve soil performance by improving water absorption, nutrient efficiency and soil biology, as well as improving soil structure and increasing root growth.
Best Environmental Technologies
Best Environmental Technologies has spent years developing growing solutions for the agricultural and horticultural sectors. TM Agricultural is a bio stimulant designed for broad acre cropping and pastures. It helps produce healthy balanced soils which in turn allow for reduced inputs, and high quality production. TM is a liquid product and is tank mixable with most chemicals.
YLAD Living Soils
Established in 2002 by fourth generation farmers Bill and Rhonda Daly, YLAD Living Soils has emerged to be the most innovative provider of biological fertilisers, Aeromaster Compost Equipment and Humus Compost Technology® in Australia, helping producers restore the mineral and microbial balance in soils, producing healthier food.
NTS is Australia's largest biological agriculture company. Founded 24 years ago, the company has developed the world's largest certified organic range and exports to 55 countries. Their education division has trained over 25,000 farmers and consultants on four continents and CEO Graeme Sait regularly consults at governmental level across the globe.
The Meter Man David von Pein
Suppliers of soil, crop, fruit and vegetable monitoring equipment, microscopes etc and books for sustainable agriculture and human health. Phone: 61-7-4635-7065. Fax: 61-7-4635-7784. Email: email@example.com Web: www.themeterman.com.au
Seaweed Enterprises Australia (S.E.A.)
SEA supplies pure 100% Ascophyllum nodosum seaweed from Norway in both agricultural and domestic quantities in high quality, completely soluble granules that act as a natural growth promoter for plants and biomass. They have observed the benefits of using seaweed in beef, dairy, sugar cane, and potatoes.
Rise Above Custom Drone Solutions is a family-owned and operated business, and is Australia’s premier UAV manufacturer. They supply professional aerial photography, video, mapping, agricultural, commercial and industrial drone solutions with superior flight performance and quality systems.
Converte Plantfood’s unique range of liquid products helps build soil and plant health and enhance the efficiency of chemical inputs to build premium nutrition flowing from soil to plants to livestock and to human populations.
Greenbelt helps farmers increase profits through financially-viable soil rejuvenation. This is achieved by introducing their bio-fertiliser into the farm’s system, which also makes other inputs more effective.
Mt Sylvia Diatomite
Mt Sylvia Diatomite processes a diverse range of high quality diatomaceous earth products for the rural, home nursery and industrial markets. The finest basalt produces a high quality soil conditioner, with high CEC, nutrient loading, water holding capacity and paramagnetism.
Horizon UAS is an innovative solution for land care management in remote or dangerous areas with cost-effective, accurate and efficient liquid and granulated spraying service and zero soil compaction. A newly-developed incendiary unit provides safer back burning operations for bush fire management.
Miriwinni Lime is jointly owned by Max, Robert and Rusty Wilkins, third generation farmers growing 35,000t of sugar cane. Operations consist of mining, crushing, retailing and spreading services, supplying lime-based products throughout Queensland and the Northern Territory.
This small Far North Queensland company is at the forefront of biochar production, research, and pyrolysis equipment design and manufacturing. Its third commercial-scale continuous production unit is set to increase output 15-fold and reduce growers’ biochar costs to growers by two-thirds. Tropic Earth’s presence at the conference aims to further raise awareness of the agricultural benefits of biochar.
QRAA offers low-interest, government-backed loans to primary producers to increase productivity and profitability through on-farm development, enterprise expansion and projects to address climatic and environmental challenges. QRAA funds property purchase, succession and a staged progression to fulltime primary production for the next generation’s entry into agriculture. http://www.qraa.qld.gov.au/
Burnett Mary Carbon Farming Project
Burnett Mary Carbon Farming Project seeks to:
INFORM – opportunities to participate in the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF)
INVOLVE – producers and land manager in opportunities to reduce emissions and sequester carbon
SHARE information – Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, carbon sequestration technologies
SUPPORT – one-on-one support to graziers to prepare property management plans and to horticulturists.
Australian Banana Growers Council
The Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) is the industry development entity for the banana industry. ABGC leads the banana industry's responses to critical issues and event; eg, Panama Tropical Race 4 (TR4). ABGC also deliver projects and strategies to improve profitability and reduce grower's costs while maintaining and improving the industry's environmental credentials.