MemberApril 12, 2021 at 5:05 pm00404
Stephen, thank you for the tip on calcium citrate being significantly cheaper. We will have a go. I assume citric acid is the key.
We use the calcium acetate/molasses mix as a foliar in conjunction with multiple other bioferts we have made up. These include things such as zinc, manganese (always), iron, copper, molybdenum, cobalt, boron, magnesium, potassium, nitrogen, plant extracts, fulvic, etc, depending on timing and needs.
There does not seem to be a limit to what you can use.
There have been questions on how we create our native microbe base. We collect the biology from the native bush. We look for areas with litter buildup. We remove the surface layer to reveal a lot of breakdown activity – white fungal growth, etc. We collect several buckets of this. We then mix it with bran and some molasses and milk (calf milk powder). It is then placed into a 200L drum and packed down. This is then locked up for at least 30 days.
We can then take this and use as the biological source in the anaerobic mineral of straight biological bioferts. We could get up to 100,000L from one 200L drum.