How We Help Orchard Growers Naturally

OrchardsUsing C-Wise composted products can help you at all stages of orchard production. Through building soil carbon and soil health we can help you reduce water use, reduce fertiliser requirements, and reduce both soil and tree borne disease. Our mulches can suppress weeds, reduce extremes of soil temperature and prevent water loss from evaporation. We have the expertise and experience to help you improve your soil and plant health.

Humicarb Maturity 3
High maturity, premium soil health product designed to provide the maximum improvement in soil function. (Click to expand)
Humicarb 

Humicarb is our flagship for soil health. It is designed to provide the maximum of soil health benefits such as microbial stimulation, root growth increases and increased soil water holding. Humicarb can be used pre-planting to prepare a healthy soil, or it can be used on the surface of the soil around the base of existing trees, either on its own or in combination with a coarse mulch over the top. Use at rates between 5 and 30m3.

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Quicken Maturity 2
Medium maturity product designed to provide a middle ground between plant nutrition and soil health. (Click to expand)
Quicken 

Quicken is a medium maturity product designed to provide a middle ground between soil feeding and soil health. It can be used pre-planting to build soil fertility and improve seedling establishment, or it can be used on the surface of the soil around the base of existing trees to improve plant health and productivity, either on its own or in combination with a mulch. Use at rates between 5 and 50m3.

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Premium Mulch Maturity 2
Medium maturity product suitable for supplying a balance of slow release nutrients and improving soil health. (Click to expand)
Premium 

Premium mulch is a mix high and moderate maturity components that gives an excellent balance between soil feeding and soil health benefits. It can be used pre-planting to prepare a healthy soil, or it can be used on the surface of the soil around the base to act as both a soil conditioner and a fine mulch. We have found fine mulches to be more effective at keeping soil temperatures stable (important in the middle of winter and summer) and preventing evaporation of soil water. Premium Mulch contains long fibres that knit to create the cohesiveness that makes a good fine mulch. Use at rates between 5 and 50m3 per hectare for pre-planting and at thicknesses of 20-100mm as a mulch.

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OSC Maturity 1
Medium maturity product suitable for supplying a balance of slow release nutrients and improving soil health. (Click to expand)
OSC 

OSC (organic soil conditioner) can either be used as a cost effective way to build soil carbon during orchard planting, or as a durable and cohesive mulch. Our tests have shown that the fine structure of OSC has a greater ability to provide a moisture barrier between soil and the atmosphere than large coarse mulches. Compared to a coarse mulch we have seen significantly more stable soil temperatures and significantly less soil water evaporation. Use at rates of 10 to 100m3 per hectare for soil conditioners and at thicknesses of 50-100mm for mulches.

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Eco Mulch Maturity 2
Medium maturity product suitable for supplying a balance of slow release nutrients and improving soil health. (Click to expand)
Premium 

Eco mulch is a medium maturity, coarse mulch designed to protect the soil surface from heat and wind and water erosion. By protecting the soil surface from the elements the soil can be functional right to the surface, giving you a greater volume of active soil to for roots and soil biology to explore for oxygen, water and nutrients. Eco Mulch is best used in combination with a fine mulch. A fine mulch against the soil will provide an air insulation layer that more effectively prevents extremes of soil temperature, and reduces soil water evaporation. A coarse mulch above the fine mulch will prevent the fine mulch from being blown away by wind, or degraded quickly by sunlight.

Apply at thicknesses between 30 and 100mm around the base of the tree, preferably extending underneath 80% of the canopy.

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