A Big Hello from all of us here at Katek!
We hope you’re enjoying the warmer weather now that spring has sprung!
However much like the rest of the country we are all praying for some decent rain!
‘The sound of rain needs no translation” – Alan Watts
Have you tried our new range of Liquid Fertilizers?
Katek Neptune Liquid Fertilizer – Seaweed Concentrate for Essential Nutrients!
Katek Neptune Liquid Fertilizer is the complete treatment for healthy, happy plants, it is an all year round seaweed concentrate that improves nutrient uptake, promotes strong root development, flowering and fruiting & builds resistance against pests and disease!
Seaweed is amazing, while it will benefit the garden any time of year, it is most useful in times of hot, dry weather or in areas prone to frosts. By helping the development of strong plant cells, regular applications of liquid seaweed builds resistance against disease and helps the plant recover quickly in times of stress. Seaweed has a broad road and balanced range of nutrients, which helps promote early flowering and cropping and increases the sugar content of fruit.
Katek Super Growth Liquid Fertilizer, will put the life back into your soil!
It is an all-purpose fertilizer containing liquid composted poultry manure, liquid fish, kelp, humic & fulvic acid for optimal soil and plant health. Super Growth Liquid Fertilizer is formulated to improve soil health and boost plant and root growth.
Feeding through both the roots and leaves means fast results.Super Growth Liquid is great for the whole garden, including palms, shrubs and natives.
Our Katek Liquid Fertilizers can be used on all plants, flowers, lawns, fruit trees, vegetables, palms, shrubs and natives.
Andrew Haaksma, Haaksma’s Farm, Childers, South East QLD
PICTURED ON SITE AT HAAKSMA FARM:Jules Keller from Lindsay Rural Childers and Andrew Haaksma.
Childers Farm Success with Katek Customised Blend!
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 family, (Using the accepted practices of the day) have left Andrew with a bit of a job to get parts of his farm back into good enough shape to make farming viable again.
Enter Jules Keller, Lindsay Rural agronomist based in Childers. “I spoke to Andrew, and we agreed that something wasn`t quite right so we decided to get a soil test done and that way we could start with the facts”. The soil sample revealed that there were some soil amendments required, and a few nutritional gaps as well. “We were looking for something more than a normal fertiliser. We needed organic material and some NPK nutrients in a bit of a strange combination. Previous experience told me that putting products like that together was one of the things that Katek were very good at”.
The resulting product meant that Andrew could get exactly what his soil needed, and he could do it in a single application, saving him time and money.
“Having everything I needed in a single product made things, so quick and easy. The fertiliser went on really well, and the production results were outstanding”. The interesting thing about this wasn`t just that there were a mountain of snow peas, but, ”The other thing I did notice was that throughout the crop I spent much less time and money on spraying Fungicides and insecticides, there was just no need to”, Andrew stated.
Jules explains “While I can`t say for certain that the fertiliser was responsible, we do know that healthy plants suffer less from outside attacks from things like pests and disease”.
WE CAN CREATE A FERTILIZER BLEND TAILORED SPECIFICALLY TO
SUIT YOUR SOIL AND CROP NEEDS!
GIVE ANDREW WEEKS A CALL ON 0427 223 307
AND DISCUSS THE MANY BLEND OPTIONS AVAILABLE!