IN THE PRESS:;North Queensland Register. 2 September 2010.
Australian fertiliser maker Grow Green has developed a ground-breaking commercially viable fertiliser system that Queensland farmers can use without causing run-off that pollutes and damages the Great Barrier Reef.
The high-tech fertiliser system developed by GrowGreen at its production facility west of Brisbane, avoids leaching by locking a unique combination of probiotic microbes and nutrients into a mineral structure that releases them only when plants are able to absorb them.
The State Government’s Reef Water Quality Protection Plan aims to reverse the decline in water quality entering the reef by 2013. As part of the plan, it has targeted the reduction of fertiliser run-off;by 50% by 2013.;
Traditional fertilisers damage the reef by encouraging the growth of phytoplankton, which decreases light for coral to grow, encourages filter-feeding organisms which compete for space with corals, and also encourages the growth of algae over coral.
Grow Green is an Australian-owned fertiliser company which has spent 20 years researching biologically-active fertilisers. The company is committed to developing products which are environmentally friendly, actually work, and are available at a reasonable cost.
This is an excerpt from the article published in the North Queensland Register on 2 Sept 2010.
"AUSTRALIAN fertiliser maker Grow Green has developed a ground-breaking commercially viable fertiliser system that Queensland farmers can use without causing run-off that pollutes and damages the Great Barrier Reef."