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Katek Commercial Growers Newsletter October-December 2020

Carbon, the topic of our generation Carbon has been in the news a bit over the last few decades, mostly with a negative connotation. This however is a good news story, Carbon is critical to your success as a farmer, but unlike many other critical factors in your...

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Katek Commercial Growers Newsletter July-September 2020

. . ph & Why it Matters . . It is believed that the term pH translates from German to mean “Power of Hydrogen”. It is a universal measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. The scale runs from 0 to 14 and is logarithmic. For example a pH 6 is 10 times...

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Katek Commercial Growers Newsletter – April to June 2020

CEC, is it all it's cracked up to be? Let`s be clear right from the start, CEC does not stand for the Commonwealth electoral commission, or the Coolangatta embroidery club. It is of course Cation Exchange Capacity and if you have soil you have a CEC. But what is it?...

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Commercial Growers Newsletter January-March 2020

In our last discussion we looked at the law of the minimum and how your plants potential is limited by the nutrient in the least supply. I want to take this idea a little further this issue and see just what it is your soil might be lacking.   Depending on which...

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Commercial Growers Newsletter July-September 2019

Liebig's Law During the 19th century, a German botanist by the name of Carl Sprengel theorised that plant growth potential was limited by the nutrient in the smallest concentration. This theory was later popularised by Justus von Liebig and has since been known as...

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House for Daniel – Building a Safer future for all children

House for Daniel, the home of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation has recently been opened in Palmwoods, Qld. Katek in partnership with Lindsay Rural`s Nambour branch and the Sunshine Coast Garden Club were greatly privileged to be among the many local businesses able to...

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Another great weekend at the Gympie Garden Expo!

There was lots to do and plenty to learn at the Gympie Garden Expo over the weekend. Lots of knowledge and friendly advice at the many stalls selling native and exotic plants, garden ornaments, worm farms, bonsai displays and plenty of beautiful orchids. Amongst the...

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Commercial Growers Newsletter April – June 2019

Potassium; The big K In the last few issues we have discussed how nitrogen and phosphorus are important to plant nutrition, so in this issue I thought we should complete the set by looking at potassium.   Potassium (K) is one of the “Big 3” when it comes to plant...

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Commercial Growers Newsletter January-March 2019

'Agriculture is the most Healthful, Useful and Noble employment of man'. ~ George Washington ~ Organic Fertiliser use & Phosphorus Last time we decided that adding an organic component to any farming system would be beneficial to managing nitrogen. This issue we...

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Commercial Growers Newsletter ~ October to December 2018 ~

The Nitrogen Cycle Last issue we asked the question, “Can organic fertilisers play a role in modern agriculture”? This issue we will look at the table above and start answering this important question. Our earth`s atmosphere is 78% Nitrogen (N) so it`s no surprise...

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Sugar Cane ~ Super Results!

Commercial Grower Spotlight Ian Faulkner, Mackay Qld This Cane Dwarfs Faulky! Apart from singing to it every night, Ian Faulkner used Katek's Organic Super Booster as a side dress on his plant cane with super marvellous results! His local store Northern Agriservices...

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The Qld Garden Expo in Nambour!

Katek has had another great few days at the Queensland Garden Expo in Nambour. We had our Display Stand showcasing our full range of small products and liquids on site and had loads of fun chatting to all our loyal customers about our products and hearing about their...

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Katek at the Mackay Expo

Recently on Andrew's travels he made a quick stop in sunny Mackay, Qld. It also happened to be the  Mackay Expo at that time, the 19th & 20th of May, which he decided would be worth a look. He spoke to a lot of great customers and came across Gavin & Kaihla...

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Successful weekend at the Gympie Garden Expo

Once again, our Katek fertiliser range was on display at the Gympie Garden Expo. This year we teamed up with Jacinta at Natives R Us - Traveston and had our full display stand set up at her site. With a spotlight on our two newest products - SuperCal clay breaker...

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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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