Pastures & Paddocks
Rebuilding chemical abused and depleted pastures and horse paddock soils
Ecoworm Humate (organic vermicompost extract) should be your primary choice when rebuilding chemical abused and depleted pastures and horse paddock soils. While providing your turf grass the energy to grow under these harsh conditions, you aim to grow long root systems, as this is the only way your grass recovers well from grazing.
Applying vermicompost based microbial growth stimulant, which promotes root and healthy pasture grass growth, you will let the microbes contained in Ecoworm Humate rebuild the soil profile, fertilise, de-compact the soil and help to reduce both pest and disease attacks on your pasture grass.
- Rebuilds soil profile
- De-compacts the soil
- Helps to reduce pest and disease attacks
- Increases Brix levels
- Eliminates soil pH swings
- Increases root depth
- Makes pasture more drought tolerant
Having large animals on the pasture has a big impact on its grass growth and soil condition. Chemical abuse also kills those microbes, helping to cause soil compaction. Compacted pasture is not able to put its roots down, therefore they grow sideways on top of this compacted soil. Soil microbes live in the pore spaces between soil particles. They are the ones that open up the soil profile to allow air and water to enter deeper into the soil. Soil microbes eliminate soil compaction, whilst breaking down organic matter into humus and moving this organic matter deeper into the soil profile.
Increased Nutrient Content and Animal Health
Using Ecoworm Humate you will not only bring your turf grass back to life in a natural and sustainable way, but also improve the health of the animals. By increasing Brix levels (nutrient content) of your pasture grass, you improve the vitality and well-being of your animals grazing the pasture.
Ecoworm Humate is certified organic by OF&G and is approved for use in organic systems. Organic Farmers and Growers OF&G certify more than half of UK organic land & provide support, information and licensing to Britain’s top organic food businesses. You can read more about them by visiting their website.
Apply 10L-20L/ha (4-8L/acre) in growth times such as Autumn and Spring or other growth opportunities due to irrigation or seasonal influences. Ecoworm Humate can be applied using normal agricultural spray equipment, with increased jet size so that there is no harm for the microorganisms during the application. Use low pressure when applying. The water rate is not critical. It acts as a carrier to distribute 10L-20L/ha (4-8L/acre) across the pasture.
There is no stock withholding period. Animals may even remain in the paddock during spraying.
Apply Ecoworm Humate during the coldest part of the day, such as early morning or late afternoon, so that UV rays do not affect the beneficial biology. When it is raining, the growth stimulant can be applied at any time, as the micro-organisms will use this available moisture to colonise the plant and soil, while being protected from the UV rays.
Ecoworm Humate is also compatible with other fertilisers, and can also be mixed with fish, kelp or molasses for faster activation. It is environmentally friendly and does not contaminate water courses.
WARNING! Never apply a food source into your Ecoworm Humate drum!
The fertiliser is microbial based, and we have managed to get the biology into dormancy, which allows us to store the living product. If you let any source of food to enter the container such as fish or molasses, the micro-organisms will wake up, consume all the oxygen inside the drum and then die, leaving you with stinky useless liquid. Make sure the food activator is only added to the spray tank or watering can, not to the drum, otherwise any leftover extract will be wasted.
Ecoworm Humate can be stored for years if out of direct sunlight, and in rather cool place. One of our company’s benefits is that with our developed technology we are able to store our fertiliser without the microbes dying. The micro-organisms in Ecoworm Humate fall asleep and wake up once they get oxygen. This is one the biggest problems of our competitors, whose aerated worm teas and compost teas must be used within hours of brew aeration finishing.