Soil Health


Healthy soil. Healthy sales

Many of today’s agricultural soils are affected by high populations of plant pathogenic organisms and soil borne diseases, including nematodes, fungi, and insects. Replant syndrome, tired soils, and poor crop growth are all strong indicators of poor soil health which, if left untreated, can affect the growth, yield, and sales potential of crops.

What is considered ‘quality soil’?

Growing quality crops relies on healthy soil. Healthy soil is a combination of physical, chemical, and biological balance that supports the healthy growth of plants in order to achieve their full potential. It’s soil that supports rather than hinders crops, free from pests that injure plant health and full of beneficials that promote root health.

Achieve healthy soil with Leicesters

Leicesters partner with producers across New Zealand, offering a range of specialised soil fumigation treatments that effectively prevent, treat, and ward against soil pests and diseases in order to achieve healthy soil conditions.

This includes the precision application of leading soil fumigants including Chloropicrin, which has a long track record of efficacy against soil pathogens. Chloropicrin provides a more environmentally friendly alternative to Methyl Bromide, supporting beneficial soil fungi and bacteria without leaving behind fumigant residue.

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Leicesters providers a bespoke, consultative approach to ensuring you’re maximising your crop production.

Call +64 6 843 5330 or fill out the form below.