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Ralph Harper

Improved nutrient efficiency gets results in Crownthorpe

‘When I took over management of this property in the late seventies, my father had been applying 3cwt of superphosphate each year, with the odd application of lime, even though we’re on...

July 29, 2007

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Gordon, Liam and Selwyn

Hatuma Dicalcic improves stock health on dairy farm in Carterton

‘Up to the early 1990s we were farming the conventional way, using a lot of high analysis fertilisers,’ recalls Selwyn. ‘Come spring time, we’d have the farm shut up with...

July 16, 2007

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Family sees continuing soil health results through third generation in Central Hawke’s Bay

‘I got my appreciation for soil fertility through my father,’ says Martin. ‘I remember as a teenager going with him to Hatuma and being shown slides of minerals that were required...

June 26, 2007

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Gerald & Janne Smith

Fertiliser proves its worth in a harsh environment in Paekakariki

‘When I got here, I was recommended to use dicalcic by an agent of a local merchant who was a real advocate of putting phosphate on in a non-acidic manner, while applying lime in an affordable...

June 8, 2007

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Jeff & Cyril Brownlie

Efficiency gains on sheep and beef farm in Wairoa

‘During the late eighties I bought some terrace country,’ recalls Jeff, ‘but it never looked right, it was yellow and the stock wouldn’t graze it properly. After advice from...

May 26, 2007

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Barry Stoddart

Healthy soil is the key to high production in Porangahau

‘My father first applied dicalcic on this place after his spreader operator, Tom Fuller, began expressing the virtues of the product during the 1970s,’ recalls Barry. ‘He later...

May 12, 2007

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