"Normally I would apply magnesium sulphate on my crop to prevent chlorosis of the foliage, particularly towards the end of the season. However, after using your Foliar Nutrient I didn’t need any further magnesium sulphate. It was noticeable that the canopy was healthier and darker green looking than the untreated controls. The foliage also remained on the vines much longer at the end of the season. This benefits the following season’s crop, as the leaves will be feeding the buds that will produce next season’s vintage. I will be continuing with your products next season and feel sure they have improved the overall quality of my crop."
Dip. Ag., M.I.Biol., C.Biol., B.Sc (Hons), MSc
"We use AgriSea Soil as an annual soil drench in combination with our own formulated lquid mix. We believe seaweed forms an integral part of this and helps to promote microbiological activity. It is important to us that this input is also BioGro certified."
Mon ovale Blueberry Farm, Cambridge, NZ
"We have used AgriSea seaweed now for 8 seasons now and our fruit has less disease and more flavor. The vines just seem to be healthier. There has been a vast improvement in soil microbe numbers and soil health in general since we began using Agrisea."
Maimai Creek, Hawkes Bay
"Over the last 2 years we have been using the AgriSea Soil Nutrition and the results have been fantastic."
Anne & Ian Storey
Imago Organic Orchard, Levin
"The major difference between Seaweed and chemically manufactured mineral sources is that artificial minerals can be 'locked up' in the soil and not efficiently utilised by plants and/or animals. Unfortunately, the deficiency of one trace mineral may not always be corrected by the simple addition of this one micronutrient. The lack of one trace element may in fact be attributed to an excess of another. For example excess copper and zinc reduce iron availability. On pasture, an excess of molybdenum produces a copper deficiency. It is therefore sensible to provide a balanced micronutrient package contained in seaweed, rather than a single element."
Masters Degree in Ruminant Nutrition, USA
"Scientists overseas are interested in New Zealand seaweeds because they produce higher levels of sulphates and other compounds that generally make molecules more reactive."
Dr Jenny Smith
Marine Scientist, Cawthron Institute, Nelson
"Today the first load -- 405 organic lambs trundled off to market which makes it a really great day! I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was trying seaweed (supplied by AgriSea NZ Ltd) both as a drench and as a ‘fertiliser’ and can now make the following observations:
The scabby mouth that was present at late tailing (50% in some mobs) is literally all gone – no scabine used but seaweed drenched at tailing.
The only evidence of a worm problem was some tapeworms in the yards at weaning when the lambs had more seaweed. Tapeworms are not a problem and I have not drenched for that for about 10 years. Those who disagree with that view please forward 3 trials results which demonstrate a response to lambs treated with Praziquantal on its own – that’s the active ingredient that controls tapeworms.
It is a bit early to get excited and propose that seaweed is the saviour but on the other hand this would be the only year since my family became involved with Marama (1978) that all lambs have not been drenched twice by now. The lambs that went away today will kill 18kg plus I think.
The yearling dairy heifers have grown 1.2kg per day since arrival at the last weighing about 3 weeks ago much of that time has been on pretty limited rations. The ewes are on very short rations and except for a small percentage are looking great a far cry from this time last year when a selenium deficiency stuffed things up big time. I have a very small paddock in Swedes which has only had seaweed and although far too thick they are looking great at this stage."
Marama Farm, Gore