Increase quality and cost competitivness to chicken manure and synthetic fertilisers.
Improve CEC's and soil fertility in broadacre grass lands
Carry out R&D into soil flora and faunae
Create healthy soil and carbon sinks on local farms
Promote our operation as a possible Joint Venture to other companies
Perform trials on salt/erosion affected properties
Trial worm tea/extract as a diesease suppressor on both broadacre and fruit & Vegetables
The Managing Director, G. Swann is a Bachelor of Pharmacology who has been running worm farms since 1991. His experience of managing worm beds is second to none and the system he has devised has brought worm farms to large scale. Currently we have created 1.7 linear kilometres of worm beds on site.
The other director R. Jans, has had 30 + years in the earth moving industry and project management. For a large number of years Mr. Jans had work in landfill managing tips in Clayton. The waste and lack of resource recovery Mr Jans witnessed in the landfill operations led him to join Mr Swann in 2004, where Mr Jans commenced an overhaul of the property that only an earthmover can do. We now have all weather access and a suite of machines ranging from 2 tonnes to 45 tonnes from skidsteers to scrapers.
A. Swann completed university in 2007 at which point he joined the company to lend a hand in administrative tasks and scientific research. During his 6 years of uni education A. Swann had recieved a Bachelor of Commerce mastering in finance & a Bachelor of Science mastering in Molecular Biology with his honours thesis being completed in stem cell research under Proffesor Alan Trounson & Proffesor Graham Jenkins.
S. Jans is a recent addition to the team and she is currently completeing her honours in horticulture. Her textbook knowledge of plant diseases and nutrient requirements are a welcome addition to the team.
We have recently added another 4 employees to our team and we are glad to have the extra help in keeping our site looking tidy.
The worm farm was initially established to recycle all the organic waste produced at the Nestlé Pakenham food processing factory. This partnership has diverted more than 15,000 tonnes of waste, including material from other sources destined for landfill and ocean outfall. Back 2 Earth Australia Pty. Ltd. is the company that researches, develops and distributes these products.
Worm castings by themselves are too expensive to produce for any particular market. At around $400 per cubic metre readily identified from various sources we deceided to change our approach. What B2E provides is a castings blend at around 10% to 20% worm castings in to our base compost product.
The microbe rich castings that require humus and organic matter to live find an ideal home in the compost which is around 20% total organic carbon (TOC). These microbes in the castings show an excellent ability to reduce pests and diesease on crops to which they are applied as a liquid i.e. worm tea/extracts.
However for a truely cost effective product which increases the TOC, increases the pH (~8.5), easily spreadable, minimumal amount of deletrious matter (10mm screen) which contains no additives such as humus and the like to "improve its quality" our compost is ideal.
Our processes have not yet been fully completed and we are looking to try several new exicting ideas to increase the potency of our products. So please keep checking back to our products list to find out more about our developments.