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 operation, you can control it!

It is often over looked, that Soil Organic Carbon plays an important role in ensuring food security. This is achieved by enhancing soil productivity and maintaining consistently high yields, particularly by increasing water and nutrient holding capacity and improved soil structure, thus improving plant growth conditions.

Christopher Johns, 2017

The statement above is something that fortunately is becoming more widely accepted every day. The understanding that the relationship between plants, soil microbiology, fertilisers, and the soil itself is dictated to a large degree by the amount of carbon present is driving a fresh approach to mainstream agronomy in all sectors of Australian agriculture. This change of heart has come from two distinct directions, acknowledging the slow but steady decline in soil fertility, despite the use of ever greater volumes of fertilisers, and the emergence of products that can supply this carbon in a form that can be delivered right where it needs to go.

I have never met a farmer who said they would like to spend more money on fertiliser, but I know plenty who would like better value for the money they do spend. The key to that door for many, may well be carbon.

Next issue we will talk a little more about practical carbon management.

We’re all about Soil Health here at Katek!

When your livelihood depends on having healthy, fertile soil, Katek’s Premium Fertilizers and Soil Conditioners are there to help.

Katek Fertilizers are specifically developed to enhance and improve the soil, building organic matter, soil biodiversity and assisting you to make more profit from your best asset.


Customising an agricultural blend to exactly suit your needs is something we are passionate about. Many blend options are available, including synthetic, organic and mineral inputs in both physical and compound blends.

Customised organic/synthetic blends give you a high performance fertilizer that has all the benefits of an organic base. This combination of microbes, organic matter and plant available minerals is the ideal blend for improving overall soil and plant health.

To give you an idea of what products we have available take a look at our comprehensive PRODUCT GUIDE of organic and organic based fertilisers.

We have a number of stockists throughout Australia.

Visit our WHERE TO BUY page to find a store near you.  If there is currently not a stockist listed for your area give us a call.

Andrew Weeks is our Sales Manager, please phone 0427 223 307.

For an Abundance of Delicious, Healthy Fruit!

N-Phoska + Trace Elements

A complete enriching formula based on composted poultry manure and boosted with potash and more, for an abundance of large, healthy fruit with loads of flavour!

We have improved on the popular product used by many gardeners by adding Potassium and some slow release Phosphorus to carry the crop right through to harvest.  Added trace elements such as Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, Boron, Manganese and Iron make our Citrus & Fruit fertilizer the best choice for your fruit crop!

For use on vegetables, flowering plants, citrus and fruit trees.

Available in 3kg buckets, 18kg bags, bulka bags and loose bulk.