Good for the planet, good for the grounds.

Superfly® is a range of fertilisers and soil conditioners produced in Melbourne by Bardee. Superfly® is made from insect castings and exoskeletons from black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) fed food waste that would otherwise go to landfills. Every kilo offsets 5kg of CO2e.

Integrating Superfly into your turf care routine could elevate the overall quality and longevity of your grass. The application of chitin, one of the major components of Superfly, stimulates overall turf growth, promoting a lush and vigorous green carpet. Rich in NPK (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium) and teeming with a wide spectrum of trace elements, Superfly cuts down on the volume of additional fertilisers needed, making your groundskeeping task more efficient and sustainable.

Superfly isn't just about nutrient supply, though. It functions as a significant biostimulant, encouraging strong root development, enhancing the turf's resilience against physical wear and tear - an essential quality for sports pitches and golf courses.

Pairing chitin with a soil enhancer that boasts 240 million microbes per gram enhances nutrient efficiency, fueling robust growth and sustaining the turf's radiant green hue, even under intensive use.

Superfly® is far more than a source of NPK; due to the nature of being produced from the castings of insects fed on food waste Superfly® is a rich and balanced source of plant nutrients and contains a huge abundance and diversity of beneficial soil microbes as well as a unique biostimulant called chitin, (pronounced 'kite-in'), a key component of insect exoskeletons.

Superfly® improves turf growth, health and resilience by delivering a combination of benefits:

  • Nutrients & chitin fuel growth,
  • Beneficial microbes ensure the nutrients are taken up efficiently by the turf,
  • Beneficial microbes and chitin help control harmful pathogens like fungi, insects and nematodes, leading to enhanced productivity and optimal turf growth.

The strategic introduction of chitin and the promotion of soil biodiversity can provide a multifaceted advantage for turf managers, resulting in healthier grass, and a more resilient ecosystem.

It's a strategy that merges scientific innovation with traditional practices, creating a natural and sustainable path towards enhanced health and productivity.

all-season, all-purpose

Simple, versatile, efficient

Superfly® is available in a fast-acting natural form, or boosted with turf-specific nutrients for accelerated growth, called Grass in Greener and as a liquid, called Superfly® On the Juice.

The Natural and Liquid are suitable for use all year round, as they stimulate and feed growth in the growing seasons and protect vines and grapes from disease throughout the year. For an extra boost in growth season, choose Superfly® Grass is Greener.

These can be used as a full nutrition programme, or as an enhancement to your existing schedule.

lower your footprint

Reduce your scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions.

A University of Cambridge study found that fertilisers emit the equivalent of 2.6 gigatonnes of carbon per year – more than global aviation and shipping combined. Carbon emissions from fertilisers urgently need to be reduced.

With Superfly® you can:

Reduce per application fertiliser requirement

Superfly is rich in nitrogen, phosphorus, and other essential nutrients. Less fertiliser is required to achieve healthy growth, reducing scope 1 and 2 emissions from fertiliser application and production.

Reduce overall fertiliser requirement

Improving soil health and structure with Superfly reduces the need for fertilisers and other soil amendments over time. This prevents scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions associated with fertiliser use and production.

Lowered risk of runoff causing waterway pollution

Superfly is slow-release, minimising the risk of runoff and leaching. This drives down scope 3 emissions associated with nutrient pollution in waterways.

Lowered carbon footprint from production & transport

Superfly production process is local, requires minimal energy and does not require fossil-fuel inputs - this reduces the greenhouse gas emissions associated with fertiliser production and transportation.

Reduced landfill waste prevents methane production

Our black soldier fly larvae are fed on food waste. Superfly prevents scope 3 emissions associated with organic waste breaking down in landfills, a significant source of methane, a potent greenhouse gas contributing to climate change.

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The magic of Chitin

Chitin is a molecule found in the exoskeletons of insects. As our BSFL feed on food waste and grow, they shed their exoskeletons five times, resulting in Superfly® being a rich source of insect chitin. When chitin is applied to soil, it is broken down into chitosan, another important biostimulant. In a similar way to flowering plants co-evolving with insect pollinators, plants have evolved around the presence of insect castings and the molecules it contains particularly chitin. Plants and even other soil life can detect the presence of chitin in the soil and can respond in beneficial ways:

Improves vine growth & fertiliser efficiency

Superfly® can be used alone or alongside your existing programme, preventing nutrient losses to volatilisation and runoff, increasing nutrient uptake by roots and triggering the turf to grow faster.

Prevent & combat diseases without pesticides

Abundant and diverse beneficial microorganisms in Superfly® will proliferate in the soil, occupying all the microscopic habitats that could otherwise be home to pathogenic microbes.

Grow tougher, greener & more water efficent turf

Superfly® makes grass greener, tougher and more drought resistant. Research has shown that chitin significantly increases both the size of chloroplasts in plant cells and increases silicon uptake by roots

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Sustainable Turf Management with Superfly®

Integrating Superfly into your turf management strategy provides a range of benefits for groundskeepers at sports stadiums and golf courses.

It fosters a resilient, healthy, and vibrantly green turf, while also enhancing disease resistance. Groundskeepers using Superfly can expect a natural and sustainable approach to turf management, combining the best of scientific innovation with practical, efficient care. This results in high-quality, durable turf that remains at its best even under the most intensive use.

We've compiled a report about the benefits of Superfly® for turf & lawns.

How to use Superfly®

For turf we recommend a combination of the Superfly® fast-acting natural, On the Juice and Grass is Greener, as these products quickly migrate below the grass blades and into the soil they can get to work without disrupting turf use.

All three Superfly® products are suitable for use all year round and when sowing, as they stimulate and feed growth in the growing seasons and protect turf from disease and compaction throughout the year.


Superfly® Grass is Greener

Grass is Greener is especially useful when you want to give your turf an instant boost and really make it push out new growth.

New instant turf and seeds

Frequency: when sowing or laying new instant turf (apply just before adding seed or turf) and then fertilise again in approximately 4-6 weeks. For best results also apply Superfly in these early stages to help promote root growth

Amount: broadcast or spread 20 g per square meter (200 kg per Ha)

Established turf

Frequency: Once in early spring, late autumn and early summer

Amount: broadcast or spread 20 g per square meter (200 kg per Ha)

Grass is Greener should be applied in early evening to reduce the risk of leaf burn. Water turf thoroughly after applying Grass is Greener.


Superfly® Fast Acting Natural

New instant turf and seeds

Frequency: when sowing or laying new instant turf (apply just before adding seed or turf)

Amount: broadcast or spread 25 g per square meter (250 kg per Ha)

Established turf

Frequency: every 6-8 weeks throughout the year

Amount: broadcast or spread 25 g per square meter (250 kg per Ha)

Water Superfly in after application to ensure it incorporates into the soil and activates the dormant beneficial microbes.

APPLICATION guide: Protect

Superfly® On the Juice

New instant turf and seeds

Dilution: 5 mL of ‘On the Juice’ concentrate per 1 L of water (5:1,000)

Frequency: apply once per week (maximum) for 3 – 4 weeks or until well established

Amount: apply approximately 1,000 L per Ha of diluted mixture (5 L of concentrate per Ha)

Established turf

Dilution: 10 mL of ‘On the Juice’ concentrate per 1 L water (1:100)

Frequency: apply every 2 – 4 weeks throughout the year

Amount: apply approximately 1,000 L per Ha of diluted mixture (10 L of concentrate per Ha)


While the above application rate is recommended, On the Juice is unlikely to burn turf, so it can be applied at higher concentrations (up to 5x) if required to minimise the number vehicle movement. Test higher concentrations on smaller areas first as your soils, turf species, turf management methods and climate will impact this.

We recommend applying early morning before the sun is at its hottest or after sunset when evaporation rates are lower.