Greenbelt can be:

  • Introduced into the hole at planting
  • Worked into the soil at or before planting
  • Top dressed
  • Side dressed

Domestic

Spreading Best Practice- Domestic and Market Gardens

New Seeds or Seedlings
Pots: When planting seeds or seedlings in pots place half Greenbelt Organic Fertiliser in the pot and top up the remaining half with soil.

Seedbeds: When planting seeds or seedlings in the ground, prepare a raised seedbed approximately 1 meter wide and 10~15 Meters long. Cultivate the soil. Excavate a deep furrow and fill half with Greenbelt Organic Fertiliser and top with soil before planting seeds. Water after planting

Existing Gardens The addition of 1~1.3 kg/Sq.Mtre (about 1/5 of a 10 liter bucket per Square Meter) is the recommended coverage to begin organic activity in your soil. Simply mix in this amount every month.
For lawns simply spread on top at the same rate then water.

Commercial

Application rates will vary on crop type and general conditions. The rate is worked out based on the quantities in the chart below and the existing nutrient inputs. We want to maintain the inputs that your agronomist has worked out for you so yields are not affected during the rejuvenation process.

Following are general base line rates:

Crop Rate When
Bananas 4 tons per hectare applied twice a year, 2 tons per application
Potatoes 2 tons per hectare applied at planting
Sugar Cane 1~2 tons per hectare applied at/before plant of fallow crop and cane and standard ratooning times
Vegetables (All types) 2 tons per hectare Worked into soil before planting
Orchards 2 ton per hectare Applied twice a year, 1 ton per application
Pawpaws 4 tons per hectare applied twice a year, 2 tons per application
Wheat 1~2 tons per hectare Worked into soil before planting
Turf 1~2 tons per hectare Top dressed
Rhodes Grass and Lucerne 1~2 tons per hectare Applied after harvesting
Rice 1~2 tons per hectare Worked into soil before planting
Corn 2 tons per hectare Worked into soil before planting
Pineapple 2 tons per hectare Worked into soil before planting
Coffee 3Kg per tree per year 1Kg per tree three times per year

We recommend that you apply the Greenbelt Organic Fertiliser and cut back the non-organic fertiliser incrementally in 25% stages.

  1. Apply the Greenbelt Bio-fertiliser with 75% of your regular fertiliser.
  2. With the next application, depending on progress, you can look at cutting back to 50% usage of your regular non-organic fertiliser.
  3. Unless you are aiming to be certified organic produce the final ratio of Greenbelt to chemical fertiliser will depend on where you achieve the most profitable crop. It may be cut back further or it may be kept at 50%, this is totally dependent on results.

To determine how your soil is progressing have your soil tested during the above process for organic content. Depending on how depleted your soil was initially the above figures may need to be adjusted.

Testimonials

  • We have been using Greenbelt Biofertiliser and Greenbelt Foliar for the last year and the Biofertiliser has become the base fertiliser of our green-keeping program. For ease of spreading we mix it with sand and top-dress and fertilise in the one application. The most exciting development has been the way that Greenbelt increases the microbial activity in the soil and is very effective in fighting fairy rings. The 8th Green was previously riddled with fairy rings. Now the playability is the same throughout and the rings are fading. This was after only 2 applications of the 1:10, GreenBelt-Biofertiliser:Sand mix. I was in a  meeting last week with the course professionals and one said “We all agree the course is in the best condition for the longest period that we have ever seen it. We are all out playing on it every chance we get.” This improvement is due to the use of Greenbelt Biofertiliser. 2016-02-19 Green #8 That had bad fairy rings previously II 2016-02-19 Green #8 That had bad fairy rings previously III 2016-02-19 Green #8 That had bad fairy rings previously These photos below are of a green that is planted with 328 turf the forerunner to the hybrid Novotek. It will be replanted as funds permit. 328 does not like the heat. Brendon has hit it with 20 litres of foliar diluted in 650 litres of water. The islands of green are the regrowth. To show you how good this is, in previous years the whole green would have been brown. In contrast the good looking greens are the Novotek that is raging and even this would normally be showing signs of stress. 2016-02-19 328 Die Back II 2016-02-19 328 Die Back 2016-02-19 Healthy Novotek 2016-02-19 Healthy Novotek II

    Cairns Golf Club
  • Paul Di Carlo of Di Carlo Bananas, Woopen Creek, Innisfail first used Greenbelt during the planting of an eight hectare block. The block was planted at the beginning of a very dry and hot wet-season and the trees withstood the conditions markedly better. They were not nearly as heat affected, the effect was visible. We are now incorporating Greenbelt into our standard farming processes.

    Di Carlo Bananas