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Breakdown of our granular Guano Sulphur Gold

Watch the video of our Guano Sulphur Gold granule breakdown in 20-degree tap water.

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Certified for use in both organic and biodynamic farming and favoured by many conventional farmers also, Guano Sulphur Gold has a pH of 5.58% and is mildly acid whereas most Di Calcium phosphate guanos or rock phosphates have a slightly Alkaline PH.

The original Madura Guano Gold® product is mined and crushed into a fine powder with a large surface area that upon contact with the soil allows for the Di Calcium Phosphate bond to be broken down and the Citric Soluble Phosphate and Calcium to become plant available.

Due to the unique nature of the Madura Seagull Guano Gold® the product contains 24.8% Silica in a Mono Silica form (Si04). This Silica, being acidic and trapped in the powder, creates the chemical reaction that breaks the Guano Gold® granular down.

In June 2012, when Elemental Sulphur was added to our Madura Guano Gold® product, this further decreased the pH of the product to slightly acid. The adding of the Elemental Sulphur coincided with the manufacturing of a larger granular product which was easier to handle and more accurate when being spread or drilled.

This larger granule quickly breaks down into a powder once applied to a moist soil. The above video, which is in real time; a spoonful of Guano Sulphur Gold® being added to warm, 20 degree, pH neutral tap water demonstrates the speed at which this process occurs. In the video hydrogen bubbles can be seen indicating the acid reaction that is breaking the granule back down to its initial powder form, thus giving the highest possible surface area for the release of the Phosphorus and Calcium.

 Guano Sulphur Gold granulated organic fertiliser quickly breaks down into a powder in contact with water. Once granules are broken into powder form, Guano Sulphur Gold organic fertilizer enables the highest possible surface area for the release of phosphorous and calcium.

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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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