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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 and 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.

No excess fertiliser runoff into waterways

Retain more water in the soil when it counts

Biodiverse soils resist pests and diseases

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
  • Because Fish IT helps to create a balanced soil biome pastures are provided access to a supply of nutrients from soil organic matter. This means plants get access to the types of nutrients they need precisely when they need them, 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.

Resources to help you learn:

From the blog

Amino Acids Part 1: The secret compound for all living things and sustainable farming.

Download the definitive guide

Benchmarking the soil under your feet – an informative and practical guide to benchmarking and improving your soil.

Audio case study

Opunake Dairy Farmer, Cat Stevenson talks about her experiences with Fish IT.

Application rates

Application of Fish IT occurs at the start of each growing season. Fish IT is food for the soil which in turn feed the plants with better nutrition allowing nitrogen to be taken for free from the air to lessen the need for it being applied topically. 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. Application rates are 30 litres / ha. Can be less, depending on your situation.

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