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
Lee caught up with special guest David Hardwick, argoecologist from Soil Land Food to discuss the different types of farming inputs on the market today. David demystefies inputs by breaking them into four categories: Fertilisers, soil amendments, biostimulants, and...
This article was originally published in 'An Artist, a Farmer and a Scientist Walk into a Bar' in 2021 by the Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation. You can download the full publication here. Worm Power! By Lee Fieldhouse and Kirsty Hughes from Island Biologicals. We...
Biocast bottles have had a makeover, with a brand new, beautiful design for our labels. Check it out! Original artwork of the plants by Carolyn Brooks Mushroom, microbes and layout by our very own Kirsty Hughes Colour, label layout and design consultation by Ashley...
In June 2021 Lee did a couple of in-person workshops with Bruce Maynard and Michelle Miller for the 'Compost for Conservation Cropping Project'. His talks were titled "Vermicomposting for soil health and function". That was followed up with a Facebook Live event. In...
Biological seed inoculation If you are putting out seed, and want it to germinate into a robust and healthy seedling in a cost-effective way, then a biological seed inoculation with a living product such as Biocast is a great option. This post gives some background on...
How to jump start the life in your soil after bushfire and reduce your risk of erosion, weeds and fertility loss.
> 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!