Suppliers


Here is a list of our approved suppliers who support ODPG. For more information please see each individual entry. If you wish to be included in this list, please contact us.


LISTINGS


BIO MARINUS / UNITED FISHERIES

UNITED FISHERIES LTD is one of New Zealand’s major fish processing companies, based in Christchurch.

We source our fish from New Zealand’s crystal clear waters, and our aim is to help keep our waters clean and crystal clear.

Wild caught fish (a Sustainable Fishing Resource harvested according to the New Zealand Quota Management System), is processed in our purpose built facilities, and the offal is enzymatically hydrolysed to produce Bio Marinus™ Liquid Fish Fertiliser, retaining the proteins, fish oil, amino acids, naturally occurring vitamins and enzymes.

Bio Marinus™ is Mother Nature’s fertiliser, a blend of multiple nutrients and trace elements from the sea that even Empedocles, the Greek father of chemistry, would have been proud to create.

HEALTHY SOILS * HEALTHY PLANTS * HEALTHY ANIMALS


BIOSTART

Biostart has been quietly getting on with solving productivity issues and improving sustainability through harnessing naturally occurring microbes for the last 25 years. We believe the key to productivity lies in keeping soil, plants and animals in optimal health. This, along with an early dedication to sustainability followed with extensive trialing, now puts Biostart in the position of being able to provide primary industry with reliable and sustainable products that both improve productivity and help protect our environment at this time of crucial change. 


SOIL FOODWEB NZ

Understanding how the microbes effect soil health requires a detailed knowledge on what organisms exist in the soil, how many of them are active, how efficient the nutrient cycling capability is and if the balances are correct for the crop grown.

At SFI NZ, the team assesses soil, compost, compost tea, leaf colonisation, vermicast and various other biological products for fungi, bacteria, protozoa, and mycorrhizal fungi. Armed with this information you are then able to confidently decide on the right management tools plus weigh up how effective they are over ensuing years. Working with many input suppliers and consultants we are able to adapt the farmers existing nutrient program to facilitate a smooth transition from ‘mineral-only’ replacement to biological production.

By maintaining an annual monitoring program, the transformation is able to progress at the same rate as the farmers understanding and confidence.


Kiwi Fertiliser Co Ltd.

We specialise in bringing top soil fertility to all and any farmers and growers, New Zealand-wide. It is our aim to change the face of New Zealand agriculture which requires huge improvements.

We exist because some of the fertiliser companies have failed to deliver real fertility to farmers, who demand and deserve better treatment. Soil fertility is not about selling products the fertiliser companies produce. It is about meeting the exact requirements tailor made for each property, or parts of properties.

We make recommendations from soil tests sent to USA. The results we get are outstanding.

Waitomo Lime Company Ltd.


FARMLANDS

  • Website:   farmlands.co.nz
  • Email:      gareth.ingram@farmlands.co.nz
  • Enquiries:  027 511 8097
  • Contact:   Gaz Ingram | Organic and Biological Manager
  • Address:   Branches and Field team available nationwide

Here at Farmlands, we can assist you with your rural supplies such as fencing and hardware, and we can also help with organic crop protection and nutrition inputs.

Farmlands is Biogro certified to retail organic products and we have even certified a few of our own! We have a field team of Technical Field Officers who can meet with you on your farm, to better understand your business, and advise you on how we can add value to your operation.

The organic initiative is overseen by Gaz Ingram, who is the Farmlands Organic and Biological Manager. Gaz works across multiple crop type and growing operations focused into organic production.

We’re here to help, and we look forward to hearing from you.


NZ Kelp

NZ Kelp produces Dried Kelp products – Zelp Powder for sowing seed, Flour for foliar spray and Kibble/Meal for Animal health.

All of our Zelp kelp is:

Fresh – Our Kelp is hand gathered fresh from live plants in New Zealand’s clean waters.

Nutrient rich – New Zealand’s richest natural source of Iodine & contains over 29 trace elements.

Traceable – We can tell you where & when your batch of kelp was harvested & who harvested it.

Sustainable – NZ Giant Kelp is sustainably managed under New Zealand’s world renown Quota Management System (QMS)

Certified Organic – All of our products are fully certified organic with AsureQuality.


AGRISEA NEW ZEALAND Ltd.

  • Website: agrisea.co.nz 
  • Email:  info@agrisea.co.nz
  • Enquiries: 07 862 8424 / 0800 SEAWEED
  • Address: 7446 State Highway 2 | RD 4 | Paeroa | 3674
  • Contact: Clare Bradley

AgriSea NZ Ltd. is a multi-award winning, second generation, family-owned and operated sustainable New Zealand company. They are the NZ seaweed specialists and dedicated to manufacturing quality, high nutrition products for soil, pasture and animal health. The company produces liquid seaweed concentrates for Soil, Foliar, Turf, Pasture and Animal Health and also seaweed salt licks, pellets for animal feed, and a seaweed solid slow-release nutrient product for the land.


CHAOS SPRINGS

  • Website: chaossprings.co.nz
  • Email:  info@chaossprings.co.nz
  • Enquiries:  07 863 7975
  • Address: 131 Deam Road | Waihi
  • Contact: Steve Erickson

Chaos Springs is New Zealand’s leading source for Compost. We make compost we sell compost and composting equipment and consult on composting operations of all sizes. We also run classes in composting making and including liquid compost extracts and teas. We manufacture two liquid compost systems; The Cyclone Multitask Sprayer. And Dynamic Mixers Compost Tea Brewer.

In addition we operate a 200 acre mixed cropping farm raising animals, vegetables and fruits. Classes are offered on a wide range of farming and gardening topics. See our website for more information www.chaossprings.co.nz


TRUE HEALTH

  • Website: www.truehealth.co.nz
  • Email:  info@truehealth.co.nz
  • Enquiries: 027 465 1906
  • Address: PO Box 8055 | Havelock North | 4157
  • Contact: Phyllis Tichinin (CEO/Owner)

Wondering how to deal with cow infections when certified organic? Looking for more ‘tools in the organic toolbox’? The True Health remedies come from Dr Paul Dettloff, senior consulting vet for the 1400 NOP certified dairies in the USA Organic Valley milk cooperative. Dr Paul has developed these plant based remedies over the last 35 years and they are now used on thousands of farms and by dozens of veterinary practices throughout the USA. The 17 True Health Ltd. products are BioGro certified and ideal for naturally and powerfully dealing to the major animal health and calving challenges.The remedies can boost natural animal immune response to help fight off infections and heal minor wounds and skin conditions. They may also be helpful with post calving problems, calf rumen health and hormonal balance in cows. They include: alcohol tinctures, or essential oil extracts, aloe based liquids, udder oils, and boluses. Above all, Dr Paul stresses the importance of good soil remineralisation so that high quality pasture nutrition supports cow growth, production and health. These medicinal plant remedies are a bridge to better animal production as we all strive for minerally balanced soils, high brix pastures, contented animals and a healthy environment.


ORGANIC FARM SYSTEMS

  • Website: organicfarmsystems.co.nz
  • Email:    glenn.mead@slingshot.co.nz
  • Enquiries:  020 4136 0286
  • Contact:   Glenn Mead (CEO/Owner)

I offer on-farm assessments, meetings, advice and reports for:

  • Organic Certification – understanding the basics.
  • Organic management plans and paperwork for those considering conversion to certified organic farming.
  • Assistance with organic audits preparations.
  • Transition planning from Substitution Organics to Regenerative Holistic Management.
  • Regenerative and Sustainable farming management.
  • Holistic management and alternate farming opportunities.
  • Trial and research work – establishment and research reviews

Next Level Grazing

Grazing Coach

I help pastoral farmers who want to improve net farm profit and improve soil fertility move towards regenerative farming. I started my regenerative/organic farming journey thirty years ago and made many costly mistakes along the way. I share my farming experiences to help you make management decisions based on what works and what doesn’t in the field. Let me help you tailor regenerative grazing to your situation and teach you how to get optimal animal performance. I also help clients create grazing strategy for their individual farm in a New Zealand context.


INTEGRITY SOILS Ltd.

When you are ill, you go to a doctor. Like your body, your farm is a complex ecosystem that needs regular expert attention and “checkups.”

While agriculture suppliers are usually helpful and can be a good source of information, their focus is on the products they offer and make money from.

At Integrity Soils our team of consultants specialises in biological farming systems and their management. For over 15 years, we have been helping, teaching and inspiring farmers, ranchers and the organisations that support and supply them.


BioAg

  • Website: bioag.co.nz
  • Email: info@bioag.co.nz
  • Enquiries: 0800 2BIOAG (224 624)
  • Address: Unit 3/68 Dunlop Rd | Onekawa | Napier
  • Contact:  Steven Haswell

Biological agriculture systems incorporate the natural functions of soil and plant biology in providing efficiency in soil, pasture and crop fertility programmes. BioAg has international agronomic experience spanning over 45 years with a collective team knowledge of over 100 years in biological systems, and are leaders in advanced microbial technology for agriculture.

Our company BioAg Ltd, a privately owned New Zealand business established in July 2007, introduced the BioAg agronomic system and range of BioAg liquid cultures from Australia (BioAg Pty Ltd). BioAg Australia has been manufacturing and supplying farmers and growers internationally with solid and liquid products since 1999.


ABRON Ltd.

“Yes we’re a fertiliser company, but that’s not what gets us up in the morning. We see our real job as getting your soil and pasture in the best health it’s ever been.”

Our approach is far better for the environment. And when you want to take care of your asset, meet the inevitable future demands of a much more health conscious consumer market, and stay ahead of tightening environmental regulations, that’s important. But it’s also better for your bottom line – healthier soil, pasture and animals, meaning healthier financial returns.Ask us to show and prove it – “we can”


QUALITY SEAWEEDS

  • Website: www.qualityseaweeds.co.nz
  • Email:  qualityseaweeds@gmail.com
  • Enquiries: 027 747 2817
  • Address: 24 Carey Road | Coromandel | 3584
  • Contact: Colin Caldwell

Quality Seaweeds supplies high quality seaweed bio stimulants, collected from the shore areas around our 200 Ha coastal beef farm. Our products are 100% air dried indoors at source for maximum nutrient retention, suitable for all kinds of agriculture and horticulture production systems, organic and conventional.

After 10 years of development, our process offers a product that is second to none.  Our farmer to farmer supply chain cuts out manufacture margins and delivers on quality and price every time.

Call by the farm and see what we do or check us out at www.qualityseaweeds.co.nz or on Facebook @qualityseaweeds.


SUCCESSION

  • Website: http://succession.co.nz/
  • Email: john@succession.co.nz
  • Enquiries: 027 673 7885
  • Address: Christchurch
  • Contact: John King

Succession – Opening Minds to Opportunity

If you want to lower farm production costs and lift farm profitability then read on…

Succession events train farmers to manage sustainable businesses. These events explore how families, money, and technology come together to make businesses and properties successful. Using new insights, farmers and their families create practical and profitable ideas for working with land and managing farm businesses.

John’s passions are education, environment, and entrepreneurship. Farm practices need to regenerate soils, lift profits, and lower labour, the new triple bottom line. The services John provides help farm families and businesses develop confidence to try new ideas and achieve these outcomes. Emphasis is placed on observation, monitoring, and analysis, a learning process that makes farmers proactive in pursuing their dreams. These techniques draw on John’s experiences as a certified Holistic Management® educator and his direct access to the Holistic Management global network.


BIOSEA

BIOSEA has been in a JV with The Sealord Group for over 25 years, producing concentrated liquid fish fertiliser with the highest protein level available in NZ (32 – 35%). Our BioGro number is 202, indicating just how long we have been working with organic farmers. 

We also supply a range of beneficial bacteria and fungi for soil health and pest and disease management. At Biosea we’re focused on plant and animal health and providing cost effective biological solutions.  


5th BUSINESS AGRI

At 5th Business Agri we’re passionate about stock wellness. We all agree that we are what we eat, and the same applies to our livestock. Analysing our diet for mineral content, particularly our pastures, and understanding the dietary risks can help to achieve optimal animal performance and efficiency.

We have an intelligent farm decision support tool called the DietDecoder that will help you make the best decisions around mineral supplementation and nutrient use on your farm.

We can work with you or your trusted advisor and will add value to your business.

Fun Fact: It’s estimated that we could achieve about a 10% reduction (below baseline) in absolute agricultural emissions through enhanced animal performance. Animal efficiency is something we can improve on right now and this starts with understanding our pastures. We look forward to having a chat.


ECOFARM AOTEAROA

The Ecofarm Aotearoa Systems Soil Management Programme

Ecofarm Aotearoa has developed a soil management programme that is designed to allow the unimpeded function of soil, soil biology and plants, and to provide the information that is required for accurate, cost effective intervention when required. The Ecofarm Aotearoa soil management system incorporates the following components of nature:

  • Soil Mineralogy
  • Soil Biology
  • Soil Electro-magnetic Energy
  • The Soil / plant Nutrient Cycle

Conclusion

The Ecofarm Aotearoa soil management program is designed to reinstate the natural functions of the sun, soil, soil biology and plant energy cycle and, in conjunction with appropriate environment management the program will result in nutritious crops, healthy productive livestock and the creation of food that is fit for purpose from a production system that maintains the environment and keeps councils happy.


SOUTHERN HUMATES

The biological solution for all your soil and animal health needs

Southern Humates offers you the very best in soil and animal health for your farm. Using nutrient-rich humate from a unique humate stream in Southland, Southern Humates have consistently high levels of humic acid in its products. Southern Humates is backed by scientific research, has been independently tested and is certified for organic input.

Humic acids are essential to life on earth and when they become depleted through modern farming practices, soil problems develop resulting in poor performance of plants and stock. Southern Humates stimulate microbial activity within the soil, which increases bacteria and fungi levels, leading to improved plant quality, better yields and greater productivity.

Not only do Humic acids benefit the soil, but they are also equally important in boosting stock health. The humic acid in our humate along with the high levels of carbon aid an animals ability detox when facing a disease challenge. The carbon in humates absorb any toxins your animals may encountering and cause them to be discharged via the digestive tract. Particularly in the situation of calf rearing, farmers are finding that by having humates available as a loose lick, prevention is better than the cure.


HYDROBOOST

Better water, better pasture, better health

Hydro Boost increases grass growth by using a low frequency radio to energise water as it passes through the unit. The energised water increases nutrient uptake, water viscosity and enhances root system development in plants.

Hydro Boost stimulates the electrochemical activity of molecules, prevents the formation of scale and dissolves the minerals normally contained in water, allowing them to be absorbed more quickly. In plants, it increases their natural immune system, enhancing the root activity and stimulating the process of photosynthesis, increasing the absorption of CO2 from the air.

Through regular use of Hydro Boost, pasture quality is improved, and growth is maintained during dry periods, while reducing the amount of irrigation required.

The benefits of Hydro Boost can be applied across three areas: pasture growth, water quality and animal health.


AVOCA GROUP

Nutrients for Soil Health

For more than 70 years, Avoca has been supplying Northland farmers with expert advice and top quality agricultural lime and fertilisers to ensure better crops and healthier livestock.

Avoca Lime Company began in the Tangowahine Valley, just out of Dargaville, selling and transporting lime. Today the company still specialises in lime and fertilisers, but also offers many other products and services, with soil specialist consultants across Northland and in the North Waikato area  offering professional advice on soil fertility and fertiliser management.


BIOGRO

Organic Certification New Zealand

New Zealand’s leading organic certifier since 1983, with the nations largest database of organic farmers, organic producers and organic manufacturers from here and across the Pacific. BioGro has been at the forefront of the organics movement, as we aim to simplify organic certification through innovation allowing producers to display NZ’s most trusted organic logo, giving consumers trust in the mark of a genuine organic product. We provide a service to over 830 certified organic producers, with a team of organic experts that are committed to assisting your business on gaining organic certification through our stringent organic standards.


QLABS Ltd.

Helping producers build healthy soils, healthy plants, healthy animals and healthy profits.

Our mission is to work directly with farmers to provide personalised and accurate solutions, building healthy soils, healthy farms and healthy profits, using our scientifically proven, patented and trademarked programmes.

The Qlabs programme = ” The Fallain™ Programme”

 Healthy soil = Healthy plants = Healthy animals = Healthy environment = Healthy bank balance 

The Fallain™ Programme is designed to test the two primary components of your system – the soil and the plant. These test results will provide critical information, allowing adjustments to be made proactively. From these reports fertiliser, feed and nutritional programmes can be individually designed to suit specific systems – conventional or organic.


OSFLO FERTILISER Ltd.

Improve Production with our Sustainable Fertilisers

At Osflo Fertiliser, we manufacture and spread a unique blend of natural, nutrient rich sustainable fertiliser, using the latest technologies. 

We are passionate about delivering results to our customers and will provide you with a sustainable soil fertility programme, resulting in nutrient-dense pasture, crops and animal food products, to help improve your production. 

In 2002, we became the first organic fertiliser in NZ to receive Fertmark registration. Our quality control programme ensures that our products are comprehensively tested so we can guarantee our nutrient ratings to customers.


SOIL MATTERS

We improve soil health by focusing on the biologicalmineral and physical aspects in the soil. We provide advice about lifting soil health, and we have a toolkit that is filled with products that you can use to improve the individual aspects, resulting in a better plant environment.

OUR APPROACH

Our approach takes all factors of the environment into consideration with which we can provide many tools from our toolbox that are tailored for your unique farming environment.


VIAFOS Natural Fertilisers

Viafos is a brand of natural fertiliser products, sold through a nationwide network of retailers and independent soil consultants servicing agriculture, viticulture and horticulture. In fact, all land-associated practices.


Being a New Zealand company, Viafos takes pride in our land and people. Both are intrinsically connected through the food we eat, so it’s important that we offer values which proactively benefit the environment as well as consumers at home and via our food exports to the World.


New Zealand Humates Ltd.

New Zealand Humates Ltd was born in the beautiful Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. We are leading the drive to improve the quality of our soil, enhance yields and nutritional value for farmers, and reduce our impact on the environment. We committed to a world where farmers get the best out of their land, where soils are rich in nutrients, where waterways are brought back to life through the containment of nitrates, and where carbon is captured from the atmosphere and stored in the soil.

New Zealand Humates has access to some of the highest quality raw humates in the world, and we are fortunate to be able to develop this into some excellent liquid products and provide them to farmers and horticulturalists throughout New Zealand. Our humates is rich in fulvic and humic acids and is a significant source of carbon. Our products can help farmers build up their soil organic matter, thereby increasing water holding capacity, holding more nutrients in the soil for uptake when the plant requires it, and significantly reduce leaching.

We’re extremely proud to be another innovative New Zealand company playing our part assisting farmers to improve their soil, provide higher quality food to the people and be sustainable guardians of their land.