Comparison of treated and untreated seed in Regenerative Farming

Posted on June 8th, 2021

Avia’s Soil and Health Consultant Nick Woodyatt joins Tim Parton, Farm Manager at Brewood Park Farm to discuss the differences…

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Regenerative Farming with Tim Parton

Posted on June 8th, 2021

Aiva Fertiliser’s Nick Woodyatt meets Tim Parton, Farm Manager at Brewood Park Farm, as they dive into Tims’ system approach,…

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Brewing Microbial Consortiums

Posted on June 8th, 2021

Agronomist and Soil Fertility Consultant, Nick Woodyatt visits Jake Freestone, Farm Manager of Overbury Enterprises, to look at their brewing…

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Why take the regeneration road?

Posted on April 28th, 2021

Written by Nick Woodyatt, Agronomist and Soil Fertility Consultant at Aiva Fertiliser. Featured in Issue 13 of the Direct Driller.…

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Grass & pasture care

Posted on April 27th, 2021

We often see pasture that is self-regulating or neglected and therefore is an underused resource. So often animal health or…

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Why do we have to treat our soils like dirt?

Posted on February 28th, 2020

Normally when starting an article there is much gnashing of teeth and wondering around the garden, or pub in my…

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Here we go again!

Posted on February 28th, 2020

Well that’s Christmas out of the way again, thankfully, so we can now turn our minds to growing. Unfortunately, the…

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Good grief it’s Christmas

Posted on December 19th, 2019

Can you believe it, it’s that time of year again but of course this year is a little different as it hasn’t stopped raining for weeks on end. This fact alone has made the autumn season almost impossible (totally impossible in places) and we need to look at what we can do when we can travel as the soil is going to be in an unusual state. We need to accept that the consistent pouring down has had a sever cleaning effect on the soil.

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Silicon, the forgotten nutrient

Posted on November 5th, 2019

For generations farmers and growers have simply ignored Silicon as a plant nutrient even though research has shown that it is equally important as Calcium, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Sulphur and believe it or not, Nitrogen. As we watch the farmer lead revolution on reducing inputs of fertilisers and chemicals Silicon will once again become known as an essential nutrient because of its ability, amongst others, of strengthening plant cell walls so that they can resist pest and disease attack plus they allow the plant to grow in high salinity situations which is a world-wide issue. Pest attack is further resisted because evidence suggests that Silicon reduces the amount of soluble Nitrogen available in the sap which attracts aphids.

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The use of humates on farm

Posted on October 20th, 2019

We are seeing an immense interest in the use of Humic and Fulvic acids on farms and nurseries so it is important to know what they are, what they can do for you and to make sure you are not wasting your money. With so many products appearing on the market it is easy to be confused and in some unfortunate conditions, fooled. We first need to understand the concept of Soil Humus which forms a critical part of any soil. The term Soil Humus can very easily be interchanged with Soil Health as they are one and the same thing.

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