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Commercial Growers Newsletter April-June 2018

Organic Fertilisers and modern farming; a paradox? Agriculture, in particular agriculture along the coastal rim, is finding itself under ever increasing scrutiny and regulation, from government, community, and the industry itself. The primary point of this focus lies...

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March Garden Guide 2018

Feature Fruit: Passionfruit! A common feature in the home garden is a healthy, thriving passionfruit vine weaving along a fence! This South American heritaged vine loves consistent nutrient feedings,  blood and bone, compost, rich soil and plenty of sunshine. March is...

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February Garden Guide 2018

Feature Flower: Sunflowers! The big bright smiley faces of the Sunflower will bring a burst of colour to your garden! These are easy flowers to grow all year round. The key requirements are lots of sunshine and minimal water! Not only are they wonderful to look at...

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January Garden Guide 2018

Feature Fruit: Mangoes! Perfect for summer shade and pugent with the sweet smell of ripening fruit, a mango tree is a crucial fruit bearer for any home garden - provided you have the room that is! Dwarf varieties are available to be grown in pots if you're short on...

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Commercial Growers Newsletter January-March 2018

Happy New Year from all of us here at Katek! We hope you've had a great festive season and hopefully have a had a relaxing break and are all refreshed & ready for 2018! Did you know that here at Katek we can create... CUSTOMISED BLENDS!  WE SPECIALISE IN CREATING...

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December Garden Guide 2017

Feature Plant: Frangipani! Finally these beachy favourites are now out in full bloom and will continue to do so well into April! Known as the icon of the tropics for their ability to grow in sandy and coastal conditions, these beauties thrive with very little...

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November Garden Guide 2017

Feature Plant: Beans! Try your hand at growing a rewarding crop of the humble old bean this summer! The ultimate health food, beans in both the dwarf and the climbing variety love a position of full sun and prefer well drained soil in your vege patch. Beans prefer...

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Customised Blend sends Farmers over the Moon!

ON SITE AT MOON ROCKS, ST GEORGE, QLD: Farmer David Moon and Greg Mills, Senior Agronomist at Cotton Growers Services - Emerald. David and Andrew Moon of Moon Rocks operate a mixed cropping business on approximately 500 hectares in and around the Western Queensland...

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Childers Farm success with Katek Customised Blend!

Jules Keller from Lindsay Rural Childers and Andrew Haaksma. Andrew Haaksma farms on a patch of contoured red soil just on the northern outskirts of Childers. He grows a variety of crops from zucchinis to passionfruit to snow peas. Previous generations of Andrew`s...

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October Garden Guide 2017

Feature Vegetable: Tomato! Time to plant those juicy ripe tomatoes you’ve been looking forward to! You can either raise your tomatoes from seed or just transplant some seedlings! There are a wide variety of tomatoes on the market, ranging in colour and size; most...

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