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The Biological Farming Revolution

How To Cultivate The Most Productive, Profitable And Self-Sustaining Pasture You've Ever Had, 100% Naturally!

Inside You'll Discover:

  • The little-known reasons why conventional farming practices are degrading your soil... making your farming increasingly difficult each year.
  • The single most important factor for productive, healthy pasture (most farmers ignore this completely)...
  • What to do to restore your pasture in the healthiest, most productive and self-sustaining state it's ever been so that you can replace the need for artificial applications for good.

What Is Biological Farming?


Biological Farming is a 100% natural way of farming and pasture management that focuses on building the essential biology required for health and self-sustaining productivity in the soil.

Where conventional farming methods are focused on attacking the symptoms of soil problems (infertility, pests, diseases, weeds etc) that continually degrade the health of the soil, biological farming focuses on correcting the root cause of soil problems by resolving imbalances in the soil biology and restoring it to normal health, rather than using the "band-aid" approach of treating symptoms.

Despite the fact that these conventional methods of farming have dominated the agriculture industry over the past 100 years, the only path to naturally healthy, productive and self-sustaining pasture is to cultivate and maintain the essential biology in your soil.

With all things being equal (rainfall, sunshine, grazing patterns etc) the right soil biology will make the difference between a compacted, weed-ridden paddock of sterile dirt and a thriving paddock of lush green feed with meters of healthy top soil.

Cultivating the right soil biology is the “hidden” half of the equation that allows your pasture to survive, grow and maintain good health without the need for any artificial inputs.

Conventionally farmed, depleted soil on the left. Biologically farmed, healthy soil on the right.

Key Differences Between Biologically Farmed & Conventionally Farmed Pasture:

Problems With Fertility & Productivity, Pests, Diseases And Weeds Are A DIRECT Result Of Imbalanced Soil Biology.

WE CREATE 100% Natural, CUSTOM BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS THAT BRING YOUR SOIL BIOLoGY BACK INTO BALANCE.

When Farming Biologically, Pasture Management Becomes EASIER Over Time, Not Harder.

As soil biology improves your pastures health and productivity continues to spiral upwards over time, this is because healthy soil biology actively delivers all of the complex nutrients your pasture needs (without the need for any artificial input), while simultaneously making conditions less suitable for pests, weeds and diseases.

Conventional farming methods degrade the soil health over time, requiring more artificial inputs year after year to maintain an average at best level of stability and productivity.

The longer you farm biologically, the more productive, nutritionally valuable and self-sustaining your pasture becomes.

Microstart Biological Application

We Produce And Apply 100% Natural Biological Applications That Are Custom Made To Restore The Essential Soil Biology Your Pasture Requires To Become The Most Productive, Profitable and Self-Sustaining It’s Ever Been.


How It Works:

Step 1: Soil Test

In order to bring the soil biology back into balance, we first need to determine exactly what needs to be brought into balance.
There are a multitude of factors that influence the biological makeup of the soil in any particular paddock – such as treatment history, grazing patterns, stock type and soil type. The current biological makeup of the soil will vary greatly depending on these factors.

As every biological application we produce is custom-made for the soil, we first take a soil test and send it to soil biologist Dr Mary Cole (Agpath, Victoria) to determine the exact microbial mix and beneficial natural stimulants required to bring the soil back into balance.

By undergoing soil testing by one of the highest regarded names in Biological Farming and Soil Health, we are given a “recipe” that we then use to create the perfect biological application that your soil needs to be brought back into balance.

Step 2: Biological Application Production

Once we have received the soil test results and your soils “recipe”, we then create the application from a mixture of microbes (bacteria, fungi and other forms of biology that we have breeding 24x7) and natural fertilizers and stimulants that are designed to both give your pasture an initial “kick”, as well as to feed and support the growth of the biology going into the soil.

Step 3: Biological Application Applied To Pasture

Once the biological application is ready, we then apply the application to the pasture via a jet spray.
The living biology in the application is vulnerable to changing conditions such as temperature and spray pressure, we transport and apply the application ourselves to ensure that the biology is not harmed during transport/application process.

Pricing:

Prices for the biological application vary between $40 - $45 per acre plus GST ($98 - $112 per hectare) depending on quantities of ingredients required in the biological application as per soil testing, as well as transport costs and other factors.

Soil tests are charged at the cost price of $300 per test plus GST per test.

Who The Application Is Suitable For:

Our biological application is suitable for all types of livestock, dairy and crop farmers here in the limestone coast and surrounding areas.

The custom made application includes everything you need in order to start cultivating the essential biology your soil requires for healthier, more productive and self-sustaining pastures.

By deciding to farm biologically, you will replace the need for any and all synthetic fertilizers and chemical forms of pest, disease and weed control that continually degrades the quality of your soil.

Let us bring your soil biology into balance and make your pasture the healthiest, most productive and self-sustaining it’s ever been.

If you’d like to start farming biologically and transform your pasture, get in contact with us below to setup an obligation free meeting where we will take a look at your land, take a soil test and answer any questions you might have:

What Other Farmers Are Saying:

I can see the benefit after only one year. Very happy and highly recommend Microstart.

J Treglown

Poolajeilo, Vic

Good hay result. Would recommend Microstart to other farmers because it works. Happy with your service, book us in for this year!

A & F Martel

Mt Gambier, SA

Working with Microstart was a good experience. Darren is easy going and has plenty of knowledge about Biological Farming.


I would recommend Microstart to other people who are looking for other alternatives and to get away from super fertilizer.”

R White

Tantanoola, SA

Noticed an immediate response after spraying, capeweed vanished, colour of grass was intense green and thickened up.

N & D Claydon

Milltown, Vic

Every year I was stuck in a cycle of putting on super and then spraying for weeds, and year after year I was using more super to get the same result, while even more weeds grew back that I would have to spray.


Eventually I had enough and decided to start farming biological with Darren and Microstart.


This year I’ve cut hay in paddocks that were treated biologically that I’ve never been able to cut hay in before.

Jim Cope

Mt Gambier, SA

Jim experienced flooding in September 2016, where some paddocks were under up to 1.5 meters of water for just over a week. This is what one of the paddocks looked like in November, two months after flooding:

Biologically Farmed Pasture In Allendale, South Australia:

Biologically Treated Pasture in Compton, South Australia.

This property has been biologically treated for over 15 years and has seen no chemical inputs during this time (compare colour to conventionally farmed pasture in the background):


Want To Learn More About Biological Farming? Request our FREE Information Book Below:

The Biological Farming Revolution

How To Cultivate The Most Productive, Profitable And Self-Sustaining Pasture You've Ever Had, 100% Naturally!

Inside You'll Discover:

  • The little-known reasons why conventional farming practices are degrading your soil... making your farming increasingly difficult each year.
  • The single most important factor for productive, healthy pasture (most farmers ignore this completely)...
  • What to do to restore your pasture into the healthiest, most productive and self-sustaining state it's ever been so that you can replace the need for artificial applications for good.

Frequently Asked Questions


Question:

Will it take a long time to see results of the Biological Application compared to Conventional Methods (synthetic applications)?

Answer:

No. While it can take a number of months to restore the balance of your soil biology (heavily depleted soils do take some time), you will still experience an initial “kick” to match that of synthetic applications.

This is because our biological application also contains natural stimulants and fertilizers that will quickly give your pasture a quick short term boost, without harming the soil biology.

Essentially, you won’t have to sacrifice productivity during the time it takes for your soil biology to be restored. We naturally deliver the nutrients your plant needs now, while also cultivating the essential soil biology that is required for long term health, productivity and sustainability.


Question:

Should I continue to use artificial fertilizers and pest control alongside your biological application?

Answer:

We don’t recommend it as it is directly harmful to the soil biology that we are trying to restore and cultivate.

However, if you feel the need to use some form of chemical application, we recommend doing so before our biological application has been applied so that it’s not directly impacting the new biology being added to the soil (by doing it after our application you will harm the new biology that was placed in the soil).

For the best results we recommend to completely cut out all forms of artificial inputs on pasture that has been treated with our biological application.


Question:

If I use your biological application does this mean I will never get any weeds again?

Answer:

Not exactly. While you may still notice some weeds appear on your pasture as your soil biology improves, they will become decreasingly problematic.

This is because:

1. The likelihood of prolific breakouts is greatly reduced due to healthier soil (they are present but not dominant).

2. With healthy soil biology, most weeds that do grow become nutritionally valuable to your stock as sugar levels increase with healthy soil biology.

While you may notice some weeds after we restore your soil biology to good health, they will not become dominant and have very little negative impact on the health and productivity of your pasture.


Question:

Is this approach to farming sustainable?

Answer:

Yes. In fact, the longer you farm biologically, the more secure and sustainable your pasture becomes.

This is because when cared for properly, soil biology increases over time and requires less interference and maintenance from you as the farmer.

Once the soil biology has taken hold and become balances and healthy (typically after 2-4 years of biological application) – we suggest to decrease biological inputs to either a bi-annual or tri-annual basis if costs are an issue.

As long as the biology isn’t harmed in any way from chemical applications or over-grazing, the pasture will sustain and increase its profitability over time.

Biological farming is for the farmer who wants their pasture to become stronger, more productive and require less maintenance over time.