Use of Fertilisers

In our plantations, plant debris, including branches and bark, is left in the field to maximised retention of nutrients, reduce erosion, and reduce the need for artificial fertilisers.

The cultivation of plantations requires the addition of organic fertilisers in order to maintain and enhance yields. Application of fertiliser is done in a manner that minimises its impact on off-site locations through prevention of groundwater and surface water eutrophication.

Only organic fertilisers are allowed for plantation and available upon request. Procedures such as the dosage and type of fertiliser to be applied are formulated by our partner and the Research and Development team.

Soil mapping and site classification has been completed for all plantations. This assists in delineating planting areas and applying site-specific fertiliser regimes.

Why Organic Agriculture? – An ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. It is based on minimal use of off- farm inputs and on management practices that restore, maintain or enhance ecological harmony. The primary goal of organic agriculture is to optimize the health and productivity of interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals and people.