Humus Saves the World

April 29th, 2013 by Graeme Sait

planetFollowing my recent address to a crowd of climate change activists on the steps of City Hall in LA, I was flooded with urgent enquiries about the spelling of a word I had used several times during my presentation. I immediately assumed that word was “mycorrhizal”, as this truly is a spelling bee special. To my amazement, the mystery word was “humus” and I was shocked to realise that my uncommon passion for this wonderful substance was just that. It was horrifying to realise how disconnected from the source of our food many of us have become. I was dumbstruck to think that the very life blood of our planet could remain anonymous. (more…)

Trace Mineral Magic – Shuttle Seven™

April 29th, 2013 by Graeme Sait

leafTrace minerals were once genuinely considered as “minor” minerals because their measurable presence in the plant was so minute. However, these minerals are now recognised as spark plugs that trigger numerous plant processes and their absence can be as costly as the lack of any of the major minerals. We have conducted thousands of tissue tests from around the globe and trace mineral deficiencies are universal. A high analysis blend of all seven chelated trace minerals has a huge role to play in all growing enterprises. (more…)

Paradigm Shifts – Witnessing the Evolution of a New Agriculture

April 29th, 2013 by Graeme Sait

sunrisenewThese past months, in my travels around the globe, I have witnessed an increased hunger for change, where food producers are reconsidering their impact upon soil, plant, animal, human and planetary health. Food production has always been the single most important profession and now farmers seem to be increasingly recognising the importance of their role and the far reaching implications of their decisions. In this article, I will consider some of the key factors driving this change. (more…)

Australian Biological Company Improves South African Health

February 22nd, 2013 by Graeme Sait

Imagine a supermarket chain, comprising over 300 stores, offering fresh produce grown with cutting edge technology to ensure maximum shelf-life and superb flavours. This same nutrient-dense food would also contain higher levels of the antioxidants and the phytonutrients that determine the medicinal value of food. Hippocrates, the founder of modern medicine made the statement, “let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food” but we have largely ignored his directive in the pursuit of cheap food produced by an extractive, industrial agricultural system with little regard for nutrition. (more…)

Australians Help African Island

February 22nd, 2013 by Graeme Sait

Mauritius is a sugar cane-draped, island nation off the coast of Africa, suffering from a modern malaise. The 45,000 small producers who grow the fresh produce for the 1.4 million inhabitants of the island are using more acid/salt fertilisers each season and applying more farm chemicals each year, with less and less response. This mirrors the global unsustainability of conventional agriculture, where more chemicals are used every year but every year there is an actual increase in pest and disease pressure. (more…)

An Integrated Program for Crop Resilience

February 22nd, 2013 by Graeme Sait

During my recent visit to New Zealand, I encountered a frightening scenario where the entire Kiwifruit industry was seriously impacted by a virulent bacterial pathogen not unlike the citrus canker that threatened the Australian citrus industry a few years ago. I offered my help based upon almost twenty years of problem solving experience in diverse crops around the globe. In the process of developing an integrated program for this industry I realised that the principles are relevant to all crops and should be shared with our ‘Nutrition Matters” readers. (more…)

Australian Company Helps with Kiwifruit Crisis

February 22nd, 2013 by Graeme Sait

The New Zealand kiwifruit industry is in serious trouble as growers battle the rapid spread of Psa, a bacterial canker disease that has seriously impacted most of the kiwifruit growing regions in the world. 52% of the NZ industry has now been affected and all efforts to halt the virulent disease have proved unsuccessful at this point. Graeme Sait, CEO of leading biological company, Nutri­-Tech Solutions (NTS), recently returned from New Zealand where he has been consulting with growers and the key industry body, Zespri, to expand the resistance effort. (more…)

Organic Certifier Clarifies Misinformation

November 21st, 2012 by Graeme Sait

From ‘Organic Producer’ Magazine. On July 18 2012 ABC TV’s 7:30 Report aired a story with allegations made against fertiliser manufacturer Nutri-Tech Solutions (NTS). Two products, NTS Fulvic 1400™ and Nutri-Care™, were alleged to have contained synthetic nitrates and presence of benzene respectively, both not permitted in organic production standards. Through July and early August 2012 auditing and testing have been carried out on NTS products at its Sunshine Coast based facility and at other locations. (more…)

Biological Agriculture Comes of Age – An Interview with Graeme Sait

October 30th, 2012 by Graeme Sait

Biological agriculture has often been seen as a middle ground between chemical agriculture and certified organics but it is rapidly proving to be a force within itself. In the following interview Acres Australia talks with Graeme Sait, the author and educator who co-founded Nutri-Tech Solutions (NTS), a recognised world leader in the biological approach. Graeme has just returned from a world seminar tour, which included the US, South Africa and the island of Mauritius. (more…)

Soil Therapy Secrets – Five Profit Boosting Tips

October 30th, 2012 by Graeme Sait

NTS Soil Therapy is an in-depth, soil analysis and nutrition programming service that has been the mainstay of NTS agronomy for the past 18 years. The easy-to-understand, Soil Therapy reports ensure that growers are able to understand their mineral requirements in relation to balance and there are priority guidelines which can help in budget-related decision making. Until recently we have offered a Prescription Blend service but this usually involves base materials like lime and gypsum and these are often more cost-effective sourced locally. Now, you are simply advised what will be most productive and encouraged to address any requirements utilising the most cost-effective local materials. (more…)