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How can organic matter increase your ROI?

Organic matter can have an effect on profitability in a vineyard, orchard, or other commercial growing environment.

Organic matter will only continue to increase in importance as we all want to increase our fruit quality and crop yields.

When a new commercial growing environment is planted, growers spend hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, to increase the volume of fruit to provide great yield. Capital is a precious commodity, being exposed to debt is a risk all growers would like to lessen and a key to getting a better return on your Investment is to ensure all your new seedlings get off to the best start possible.

Look at it as your key to further growth. An application of specialised horticultural compost can help new plants hold water around its roots and reduce the amount of water applied in a dry season. This is particularly helpful in a drought or when access to water is limited. It also will suppress weeds around the base of the plant to stop any nutrient competition.

Once the organic matter has  stabilised in the soil, it will greatly improve the amount of nutrient the plants will extract from your current fertilisation  program.