Organic hay production to make Oolloo an innovation hotbed

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Organic hay production to make Oolloo an innovation hotbed

Ti Tree Food & Fodder has unveiled plans to address a global need to shift from traditional fertilizers to organic inputs.

Oolloo Farm, which is managed and operated by Ti Tree Food & Fodder Pty Ltd, will lead the charge aimed at transitioning agriculture from harmful chemical inputs.

One of the most divisive conundrums faced by farmers, environment protection bodies and even governments around the world has been to tread the fine line needed to balance the beneficial vs the disastrous causalities of traditional fertilizers. Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium (commonly referred to as NPK) and Urea, have wreaked significant harm and contamination by polluting the soil and waterways.

“We remain stoic in our efforts to ensure that we hand over a healthier planet to our future generations” said Craig Astill, MD&CEO of  Caason Group, which owns Ti Tree Food & Fodder. He elaborated further by adding that the investment in Oolloo has allowed the Group to take their innovation R&D initiatives to the next level. “We are excited to be able to now trial several interesting and game changing ag-technologies which we have over the years carefully partnered with” he said pointing to existing strategic engagement with FFLI’s microbial farming systems, Dietamaceous Earth (DE) inputs produced by Trisil and Energised water technologies by Kiko etc.

Mr. Astill confirmed that plans are already in place to implement this transition to more organic inputs for Oolloo’s existing hay production capability and to open up new areas of the property for production of organic hay and other crops.

 

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