An eco-friendly alternative to chemical fertilizers and pesticides, biofertilizers are laced with growth-promoting microbes that enhance plant biomass and crop yield. 

Intensive agricultural practices often involve the use of various chemicals. Over time, these chemicals leach into the soil, causing biological and chemical imbalances, nutrient loss, and crop degradation. The heavy metals and radionuclides present in chemical fertilizers do not readily degrade, and thus persist as long-term environmental pollutants. In recent years, biofertilizers have provided a beneficial and sustainable solution to synthetic fertilizers, colonising soil with complex communities of beneficial microorganisms. 

McNaughts sources, supplies, and delivers bulk quantities of high-quality biofertilizer product through Southern Riverina and across country Victoria year-round. Continue reading to learn more about biofertilizer and how this powerhouse can enhance your soil and plant growth. 

What Is Biofertilizer?

A biofertilizer is a biological product containing living microorganisms that is designed for use in agricultural applications. The microbial communities present in biofertilizers colonise the rhizosphere (soil surrounding the roots of plants), enhancing crop yields and soil fertility via the following mechanisms:

  • Increasing the availability and absorption of of plant nutrients
  • Protecting plants from environmental stresses
  • Suppressing the proliferation of plant pathogens
  • Breaking down organic waste material 

McNaughts’ Types of Biofertilizers

Amongst the most diverse and abundant organisms on Earth, microbes interact with plants and soil in different ways depending on various biological, environmental, and species-specific properties. McNaughts supplies various types of biofertilizers to suit different soil types and crop varieties. Some of the most commonly used biofertilizers include nitrogen fixers, potassium and phosphorus solubilizers, growth promoting rhizobacteria, endomycorrhizal and ectomycorrhizal fungi, and cyanobacteria.

For those looking to enhance soil fertility and agricultural productivity, McNaughts sources the highest quality biofertilizers and delivers bulk quantities (50 to 5000m3) across Southern Riverina and country Victoria. We offer personalised advice and guidance to help you select the biofertilizer best suited to your farming needs, along with complementary services such as fertiliser spreading and blending

Other Agricultural Products For You

Farming involves many complex, interconnected, and dynamic processes. Enhance the quality and fruitfulness of your soil by considering granular fertilisers and biofertilizers, or browse our entire range of agricultural products to discover the most beneficial products for your crop production. Get in touch with a member of our team today to learn more about our services and products.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Biofertilizers use only organic, natural, and sustainable materials.

Biofertilizers rely on the microbial action of living organisms to enrich the soil and increase nutrient production and plant growth, whereas chemical fertilisers are wholly or partially synthetic products that deliver primary plant nutrients directly to the soil. Chemical products are not biodegradable, and cause harmful environmental pollution over time, whereas biofertilizers are readily broken down through natural mechanisms. 

Biofertilizers have been proven to be effective in restoring the balance and fertility of soil, leading to enhanced plant growth and crop yields. They also offer a sustainable solution to agricultural problems related to climate change, helping to protect plants from pathogen proliferations, water stress and drought, and fluctuating levels of soil nutrients.