Another Seabird Guano Fertiliser Shipment
Hi, it has been a while since our last blog as it has been such a huge year for us. We are excited to announce another Seabird Guano Shipment.
Australia certainly is a land of contrast. The very recent severe drought of 2017 – 2020 is still not faded within us but now abundant rains and lush countryside. (a little too abundant rain in the Eastern States).
Reminds me of Dorothea Mackellar’s poem –
I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of drought and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror –
The wide brown land for me!
Cool & Wet Spring for Seabird Guano Crops
The Season has completely turned around. Here in the Upper North of SA and particularly around the Orroroo area just outside Goyder’s Line the season was destined to be a disaster up until near the end of August where we have basically averaged an inch of rain a week since. Check out the information on Crop and pasture reports PIRSA
Speaking to locals in the Orroroo area we agree it is the greatest transformation in the season and response of crops and pastures to the rains we have ever seen.
With the cool wet spring producing great crops I believe they will yield surprisingly more than we think. Here’s hoping the rain holds of for an abundant harvest.
Here at SMS, we have successfully managed a volatile year. After unloading a bulk shipment of Guano fertiliser at Port Adelaide in early April this year we already have a second shipment to arrive in December to be all stocked up for the next season. With many orders already coming in we are encouraging farmers to think about their requirements ahead of harvest. Although overseas logistics have improved recently there is still a long-time lag from ordering to receiving at Port Australia. Early orders help us to always have stock in time to meet demand.
To find out more about our Guano research visit our Research Data
Soil Management Systems has also been involved with a lot of soil information days this year and many interesting things have been highlighted particularly regarding soil nutrition versus plants uptake of nutrients. But more on that in next blog
Be sure to call our office on 08 8659 0000 to discuss your fertiliser needs for 2023