Fertiliser technology gives numerous plant health boosts

Fertiliser technology gives numerous plant health boosts

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Dual chelation technology (DCT) gives this product an edge.

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CLEAN: The state-of-the-art fertiliser analytical laboratory at Dual Chelate Fertilizer's Robinvale facility.

CLEAN: The state-of-the-art fertiliser analytical laboratory at Dual Chelate Fertilizer's Robinvale facility.

ARMING crops with resistance to drought, frost, salinity and disease stress is very much a reality for one Victorian business.

Dual Chelate Fertilizer Pty Ltd is a speciality fertiliser manufacturing company, specialising in advanced plant nutrition.

At the core of the business is dual chelation technology (DCT).

This is a patented formulation technology developed to deliver plant nutrients and minerals efficiently into plant tissues where nutrient corrections are required.

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The technology addresses two key areas: efficient nutrition intake and efficient transport within the plant.

The dual chelated products contain specially formulated minerals and plant nutrients together with organically derived amino-acids, and a biologically highly active patented molecules (BAOM) range.

This technology uses 17 different organic amino acids to chelate minerals and plant nutrients. Organically derived amino-acid chelated minerals have a lower level of phytotoxicity and a higher level of penetration into plant tissues.

The biologically active molecules used in this technology drive the nutrition to where it is required within the plant.

This combination results in an increase of quality characteristics of crops, including enhancement of natural flavours, colour, fruit firmness and shelf life.

Dual Chelate Fertilizer works with leading universities and scientists worldwide (including Australia, USA and Asia) to understand the most efficient technologies to transport nutrients into plants, and in translocation of different nutrients within plants where nutrient corrections are required.

READY: The Dual Chelate Fertilizer's administration and laboratory building complex at Robinvale, Vic.

READY: The Dual Chelate Fertilizer's administration and laboratory building complex at Robinvale, Vic.

Dual Chelate Fertilizer is strategically located in the Sunraysia region where Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia meet.

The company is committed to improving the prosperity of the farming community and the region in which it is based.

It is developing sustainable technologies and practices based on solid scientific principles and extensive field experience and observations.

Its experienced and qualified researchers design and formulate new products and technologies based on rigorous laboratory procedures and replicated scientific field trials.

Some of the focus study areas are:

  • efficacy
  • crop yield and quality
  • crop stress tolerance
  • nutrition levels
  • crop vigour
  • early crop establishment
  • long term effects
  • sustainability.

The product itself is only part of the operation however.

Dual Chelate Fertilizer provides a series of services which are closely related to the specific needs of clients.

These services include:

  • Plant tissue and soil analysis, interpretation and recommendations for fertiliser program
  • Remote sensing and whole farm monitoring (WFM)
  • NDVI (Normalised Difference Vegetation Index) aerial diagnostics
  • Crop health monitoring
  • Technical meetings and field days
  • Research and development trials tailored to clients' specific needs
  • On time delivery of plant nutrition products with its own transport fleet.

The company has been part of extensive research papers into almond and grape production, plus general weed control, many of which are freely available to be read on the company website.

For more information, phone (03) 5026 4052 or visit: www.dualchelate.com.au

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