Biocast: liquid vermicast biostimulant
By Island Biologicals
“The health of the soil, plant, animal and man is one and indivisible”
Sir Albert Howard
What is Biocast?
Biocast is a liquid vermicast biostimulant. What that means is that we’ve extracted our high-quality worm poo (cast) into water, and with it all the life-stimulating compounds produced by the worm and associated microbes. These include living microbes (bacteria, fungal spores, and protozoa), growth-stimulating hormones, enzymes, autoinducers (signalling molecules), fulvic acid and trace minerals. These all work together to benefit plants and soil life. Biocast can be applied as a foliar, seed dressing, transplant drench or through fertigation systems.
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Made in the Manning by Island Biologicals
Biocast is made by Island Biologicals. We are an Australian, family-owned and operated company based on Oxley Island, part of the beautiful Manning Valley of NSW. Our founder and Chief Worm Wrangler is Lee Fieldhouse, who has a passion for working with natural processes to bolster food production.
Our mission is to help Australian farmers add more life to our land by reconnecting with and working with natural processes when growing plants.
News & grower stories
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Soaking the roots of your new plant in Biocast just before planting or repotting is a great way to help your plant sail through transplant shock. What is seedling, or root inoculation? Inoculation simply means that your seedling or plant roots are being populated with...
> If you have a Biocast story to share we would love to hear it! Call or email Lee on 0429 197 596 or [email protected]
One of our favourite parts of business is chatting with people interested in exploring biological solutions. We are happy to discuss how Biocast or our other products and services apply in your particular situation, so please contact us today!