About Us

Guano Australia - Our History

EstablisHed in 1992

After years of research and study of the ever expanding growth of sustainable based products and markets around the world, Kismet International Pty Ltd and its subsidiary company Guano Australia Pty Ltd were founded and established by John Kismet Jashar in 1992, with their humble beginnings located in Shepparton, Victoria.

In 2005 Kismet International Pty Ltd and it’s subsidiary company Guano Australia Pty Ltd reviewed its entire operations and decided (for commercial and logistical reasons) relocation to Queensland would be in the best interests of the company and the agricultural/horticultural community at large.

Under the auspice of Guano Australia Pty Ltd. Guano fertilisers were launched onto the Australian Horticultural, Agricultural and Turf market places in early 1992, beginnning with Madura Gold-Kwik Start fertiliser. Madura Guano Gold-Kwik Start® was introduced to farmers and growers (particularly those already engaged in organic farming) across Australia. The chemical free, granulated phosphorus fertiliser's very important features and valuable benefits have proved extremely successful to date. 

With the constant expansion of blending and distribution arrangements set up nationally with independent companies throughout Australia, Guano Australia’s range of speciality natural fertiliser products have grown to include Madura Guano Gold-Kwik Start®, Madura Guano Sulphur Gold®, KMS Fertilizer®, Agrispon® and the new liquid products Madura Guano Liquid Gold® and Madura Guano Liquid Gold with KMS®.

All our products are natural fertilisers and the Madura Guano Gold-Kwik Start, Madura Guano Sulphur Gold, KMS and our 2 Guano liquid fertiliser products are Australian Organic Registered Farm Inputs, making them suitable for organic crop application with sound agronomic integrity.  Our products have received outstanding support from certified organic and sustainable conventional farmers and turf managers across Australia. We value the support of the organic bio-dynamic industry, all certification entities and in particular, Australian Certified Organic (ACO).

The entire Guano Australia Pty Ltd speciality organic fertiliser product range plays an integral role in an ever expanding Australian organic and sustainable farming industry; enhancing the ever increasing demand for Australian produced organic and sustainable products on the international market.

Mission Statement

  1. We are in the business of marketing our diverse range of Guano Gold® and KMS® certified Organic fertilisers.
  2. We take a personal interest in our customers, their needs and profitability.
  3. We have a premium range of high quality products and take pride in advising our customers of their valued benefits.
  4. We are highly skilled in providing our expert technical and agronomy services advice for our product range and endeavour to train each of our farmer clients, their staff, distributors and agents.
  5. We specialise in the Organic, Bio-dynamic and Sustainable Farming industries and as such promote all measure to enhance and support all farms, farming crop operations and the protection of our environment.

Guano Australia's John Jashar, who established Guano Australia and its organic fertilizer product range in 1992. 

Guano Gold Kwik Start and Guano Sulphur Gold natural fertilisers in granular form.

Madura Guano Gold natural fertiliser unloading in bulk and ready for shipment having been mined and granulated.

John Jashar and Robert Drewitt on a research trip to Texas A&M University's Research & Extension Centre in Dallas, Texas. 
John Jashar and Robert Drewitt on a research trip to Texas A&M University's Research & Extension Centre in Dallas, Texas.


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Being so far away from our markets, durability is critical and the Silica is really good in terms of hardening up the skin and making the melons better to transport.Ord River WA irrigator David Menzel-Barradale
The problem with many organic fertilisers is that they have very low rates of nutrients, meaning you need to put out high rates. A product like Guano Gold has 12pc P, whereas Guano Sulphur Gold has 10.5pc P, obviously with additional sulphur. These figures compare very favourably with something like a single superphosphate product. Agronomically, it’s a good product in any setting, not just for organic producers.Garry Allison, Landmark Agronomist. Mount Gambier, SA
For the broadacre croppers, Guano Gold works really well in paddocks where they have had issues with nutrient tie-up. He said the majority of synthetic P products have large rates of water soluble P. The problem with that is that you can have instances where it ends up tying up zinc in the soil so you run into problems with zinc deficiencies. Not only does the slow release nature of the Guano Gold product work well over the entire season, it also contains zinc for the crop as well as the other nutrients.Moree agronomist Rob Drewitt
We strongly recommend the Guano Gold products to fellow farmers if they are looking at improving their Calcium and Silica levels using various methods of application such as foliar and granular.James and Aimee Thomas Falkirk Macadamia Farm
I have recommended Guano Gold products for 20 years and in all cases had excellent long-term results increasing in pasture productivity.Paul Baguely - PB Ag Consulting
They are high analysis products so you get your nutrients without having to put too much fertiliser out.Anthony Beutel, Googa Farm Organics
We have known since the 1930s that phosphorus is one of the main elements required to grow a successful crop of not just the (flax) plant but the seed. It was one of those products that was first out in a granular type form and it was so much easier to get an even coverage over the ground, rather than a powder form. Later on the product became a little more refined, so we could put it through our air-seeder. We also broadcast some of it, prior to seeding, when we are cultivating ground. The products have great characteristics in relation to phosphate and silica, which is exactly what we need for flax.Waltanna Farms flax-seed farmer & Ambassador for Guano Australia, Michael Nagorcka

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