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.
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 vine health and enhances both grape production and quality by delivering a combination of benefits:
- Nutrients fuel growth,
- Beneficial microbes ensure the nutrients are taken up efficiently by the vines,
- Chitin stimulates the plant to grow and fruit,
- Beneficial microbes and chitin help control harmful pathogens like fungi, insects and nematodes.
The strategic introduction of chitin and the promotion of soil biodiversity can provide a multifaceted advantage for viticulturists, resulting in healthier grapevines, superior fruit, and a more resilient vineyard ecosystem.
It's a strategy that merges scientific innovation with traditional practices, creating a natural and sustainable path towards enhanced vineyard health and productivity.