How chitin can be the answer to your seed treatment needs
How chitin stimulates plant growth, quality, and stress tolerance
Living soil? Huh?
The soil is allllliiiiiiiiiiveeeee! Don’t worry, your soil isn’t going to morph into some kind of earthy monster and destroy your home but it is a living thing. Just like you and me. In fact, soil that isn’t alive with healthy microbes, is well, not soil at all, it’s dirt.
Chitin: correct pronunciation to avoid profanity
How on earth do I pronounce it? *pun intended*
Superfly versus Nematode
Reshaping the global food system with insects, producing protein and fertiliser is what we do, but it doesn’t come without any hurdles. At Bardee, we want to help avoid using chemical pesticides on food crops and this means finding ways to control harmful nematodes with our organic fertilisers.
Self defence for plants - seriously!
Ahhh chitin. It’s a superstar. In part one, we chatted through how chitin from insect exoskeletons can deliver nutrients and minerals to plants. Now, its time to dive into one of the other incredible abilities of chitin - fighting off pathogens such as fungi, bacteria and nasty nematodes.
Plants ❤️ (exo)skeletons 💀
Your skeletal gardening superhero - here, we will begin a 4-part series where we do a deep dive on the magic of chitin for plants.
What is all the fuss about, with frass?
Our wonderful friends at Plantrunner wrote a great article about the exciting benefits of our favourite fertiliser ingredient, frass!
SOS: Save our soil
Soil plays a crucial role in our climate, and soil degradation is a major contributor to the climate crisis. At Bardee we recognise we need to start from the ground up if we’re to combat this crisis, and save our soil.
Does your pet have a sensitive stomach? Insect protein could be the answer
We love our pets. Maybe a little too much. We pamper them, cuddle them, and want to provide them with the best - especially when it comes to their food, and ESPECIALLY when they’re a picky eater.
Don't look to the sky, look at the ground!
Droughts are a disaster that we Australians are far too familiar with. Scientists have suggested that the secret to drought resilience lies in the soil.
How excess nitrogen is damaging our planet, and what we can do about it
Nitrogen is incredibly important for plant growth and reproduction. But the way it’s commonly delivered to the soil – through synthetic fertilisers – can have a devastating impact on the environment.
Organic vs chemical fertilisers: what's all the fuss about?
Ah, the organic vs chemical fertiliser debate. Mention it to any farmer or serious gardener, and the reactions will likely be passionate and varied. But what’s best for your plants and the planet?
The fifteenth element on the periodic table. One of the three main macronutrients needed for plant growth and vitality. As part of the Green Revolution, we started mining phosphate rock to unlock 10X crop yields. As a result, fertilisers today are packed full of phosphorus, allowing our crops to grow strong and healthy. So what’s the problem?