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Where do you want your farm and yourself to be in 5, 10 or 20 years? Do you want to be doing what you're doing now? Chances are, if you're reading this blog, you want more. You are doing your day-to-day jobs, getting through each day's work, but in your mind you have a grand vision. You want a farm that is truly working to its full potential, a farm that you are proud of and that provides a happy and healthy lifestyle for yourself and your family.  Well, you could just keep doing what you'r...

October 29, 2019

Fruit trees + Seaperia = sweet success!

Over the years fruit in general has become virtually tasteless in comparison with what can be remembered in years gone by... not so long ago I was in the north of England at the site of an old farm in what was the apple orchard. There were just a few hardy, old, gnarled trees left and I wandered around the leafless autumn branches, above my reach just one large apple survived. I knocked it down, it was an old-fashioned Bramley and as I sank my teeth in its wonderful flavoursome juice ran down my...

October 8, 2019

Change is scarey (but it doesn't have to be)

The world is changing. That’s nothing new. What’s new is the rate of change now that information is so easily and quickly accessible, and so easy to share. How we grow food is changing, and so is what we want to buy. As consumers we are so much fussier than we used to be, and that’s because we have information at our fingertips about what we should be eating for better health, how to find the best produce and cook it so that it tastes amazing, and the impact our choices are having on other...

September 16, 2019

Supercharge your soil with Seaweed

Take the next great step in Natural Regeneration by fixing more Carbon than you ever dreamed of, in the shortest time imaginable, without breaking the bank, buying fancy equipment or digging up your soil. Simply spray the leaf of your pasture with Seaperia SUPER CONCENTRATED Soluble Seaweed, it comes DRY in granules, you don't pay for water... mix just one kilo with enough water to suit sprayer and spray onto one hectare... on the LEAF not the soil. Seaperia Super Concentrate contains Growth Hor...

September 13, 2019

Seaweed, Dog Teeth and Fresh Breath!

Lately we’ve had more and more enquiries from pet owners asking if our Ascophyllum nodosum Seaweed is good for their dog’s dental health. Periodontal disease is bad news for dogs. It  causes bad breath and can be painful. Just as in humans, poor dental health in animals can be linked to diseases of the heart and other organs. But the good news is that YES! Ascophyllum nodosum Seaweed is proven to improve the health of your dog’s teeth and help with bad breath! This was proven in a st...

August 4, 2019

Sheep, Wool and Seaweed

Supplementing with Seaperia will boost the overall health and fertility of your flock... your lambs will grow stronger as their mothers will have more, richer milk, with less mastitis and health problems. Rams will be more fertile and ewes will produce more lambs over their lifetime. Over many years we have proved that Seaweed improves coat or hair in all animals... better hair, hooves, nails and even teeth is simply a product of better nutrition and a healthy gut. In sheep this should produce ...

August 3, 2019

Kelp vs Ascophyllum nodosum

In Australia there is a tendency to call any Seaweed “kelp”. This is reinforced by agricultural companies, meant to be experts in their field, who talk about kelp as if it is the only Seaweed in the world. At Seaweed Enterprises Australia we don’t sell Kelp.We sell Ascophyllum nodosum, and I’m going to explain to you the difference. Across the world there are around 10,000 species of Seaweed.These are broken into 3 groups – brown, red and green. The largest group by far is Red, with ab...

August 2, 2019

Seaweed and frost protection

Living in the Tropics it can be a bit of a challenge to get a photo of frost, but last year I did! I live at 1000 metres above sea level so frosts do happen in mid-winter. Frost is a challenge for all of us who are growing plants or feeding animals. In just a few hours it can destroy a year's work and hit hard in the hip pocket. Seaperia is proven to give plants an extra 2 to 4 degrees of frost tolerance! I know, this is an incredible fact and this winter it could save your crops, gardens and pa...

July 9, 2019

Essential Elements

The periodic table is fascinating. To think that everything in our lives... E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G-! ... is made from combinations of just 118 different atoms – the elements. Five of them are so rare they have only been discovered in the last 20 years. No doubt there are many more yet to be found. So elements are essential to life, and yet most are poisonous in large quantities. We refer to them broadly as Trace Elements – they are needed only in trace amounts, and those trace amounts in the co...

April 17, 2019

Carbon and Carbs

Understanding soil carbon as a component in the success of your farm is very important for every farmer worldwide... it is the Primary Unifying Factor in soil health, for the main component in soil carbon is organic matter - this is what gives soil its dark brown colour and rich earthy smell. Our grandfathers knew this - they would pick up a handful of their soil, squeeze it between their fingers, break it with their thumb, then smell it to find out if everything was OK... they knew instinctivel...

February 4, 2019

Locusts - A Story of Biblical Proportions

Back in 1974 the West family made an epic journey, migrating from South Australia to Far North Queensland. There were 12 of us – 3 generations, 3 families, 3 trucks and caravans.  Brother Ashley and family led the way in his Landrover, then Mum & Dad in a large International truck, and following Edna and I and kids in our International ex-Police paddywagon, all pulling large caravans and all packed to the hilt.  From Adelaide our convoy made slow but steady progress rumbling along th...

December 31, 2018

Legumes and natural Nitrogen

Legumes are a large family of plants that includes beans and peas as well as feed crops like alfalfa and clover. Grown all over the world as food for animals and humans (who doesn't love Baked Beans!), they play an important role because of their unique nitrogen-fixing ability. It is ironic that farmers spend so much money on Nitrogen fertilisers and yet we are surrounded by Nitrogen in the air we breathe. In fact our atmosphere is 78% Nitrogen. And it's the best type - it's free! Growing legume...

October 30, 2018

Potato Rot

The humble potato doesn't seem to have the resilience and lasting qualities it once had - in fact if not eaten quickly the common supermarket potato soon breaks down into a slimy, smelly mess.Not so many years ago potatoes were stored - gradually losing moisture they would slowly shrivel and grow shoots in the sack. After months of storage they would be soft but still full of nutrition - the shoots were rubbed off and those potatoes were scrubbed or peeled for dinner. Apples as well would last f...

October 6, 2018

Love your weeds!

Weeds are just like everything else in nature, they are there for a purpose. For example, weeds with large taproots bring up nutrients from deeper layers and can grow through and loosen compacted soil. We've all seen bare areas of poor soil that will hardly grow grass, and yet weeds such as fleabane are flourishing. These weeds are nature's front line, they are first to fight in the battle to get that soil back to health. These weeds should be slashed and mulched rather than sprayed and killed. ...

August 27, 2018

The Drought

There is no doubt that in the past couple of weeks everyone in Australia has finally become aware of the severity of the drought we are facing, and how it is impacting farmers and communities in regional Australia. I have to tell you about a phone call to our dear friend Margaret. Margie and her husband are both in their 70's and manage a cattle station near Richmond. I'm sure you can imagine them - sun-hardened "salt of the earth" wonderful people. Margie is a very special person to us because ...

August 6, 2018

10 reasons we say "Seaperia is The Superior Seaweed"

1. Seaperia is pure Ascophyllum nodosum seaweed. Ascophyllum nodosum is the most scientifically studied seaweed on the planet and is proven to give greatest results. Many other products contain inferior, cheaper varieties of seaweed. 2. Seaperia comes as granules and you simply add the water. You can mix your solution to suit your situation - stronger or weaker - and add whatever you want to the mix.3. Seaperia is light because it has no water. Even large agricultural quantities are easy for you...

July 22, 2018

Sugar isn't just for us sweet-tooths!

When it comes to sugar and farming I know the first thing we all think of is sugar cane. There are many of you reading this who are cane farmers, but sugar is important to every farmer.Plants use chlorophyll to trap the sun's energy and then use it to produce sugar via photosynthesis. This sugar energy is either used for growth, exuded through the roots to feed the microbiome or stored within the plant.Cattle and other animals will always favour pasture that is higher in sugars. We human animals...

July 22, 2018

9 amazing facts about Seaweed!

Here we go with 9 amazing facts about seaweed that have nothing to do with trace elements or natural growth hormones...........(a bit unusual for us!)...

May 21, 2018

Seagreen Seaweed is THE KEY

Seagreen Seaweed is your key... the SHORTCUT you have been looking for to growing better, healthier, bigger crops on your land without waiting for the biology of your soil to improve... crazy you say, never been told this before. Please read on and I will explain as simply as I can.Over many years you have been told that you HAVE TO ADD FERTILISER TO YOUR SOIL to grow crops, and this was fair enough once upon a time, but haven't you spent enough money on all those chemical fertilizers year after...

April 28, 2018

Seaperia's amazing natural growth hormones

Ascophyllum nodosum, our Seaperia seaweed from Norway, is rich in substances often referred to as “natural growth hormones”. These substances trigger and control particular development stages in plants, and the ways they work are incredibly interesting.Auxin is the reason that plants can react and adjust to external factors without having a nervous system. In living plants Auxin is needed at almost every stage of development to work with and regulate other hormones. Depending on the spe...

February 21, 2018

Why Norway???

We are often asked what is so special about seaweed from Norway? What about Australian seaweed? The Australian Government doesn’t allow harvesting of native seaweeds - in fact in 2012 the giant Bull Kelp forests in Tasmania were placed under protection. Australia does have a seaweed industry though, and a number of companies in Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia now have special licenses to be able to gather storm cast kelp that washes up on some of our most southerly beaches. Tasmania is ...

November 28, 2017

Seagreen for healthy plants, animals, soils, people and planet!

We believe Seaweed is one of the best, most health giving products in our world.  Ascophyllum Nodosum Seaweed is the best type to use for farming and gardening as it has been proved by science in exhaustive trials to have numerous mineral trace elements, vitamins, gelling agents, sugars and natural growth promoters for plantlife in its makeup. You can personally prove the remarkable benefits of seaweed and enjoy good health by taking it yourself (available from health food shops). Seaweed ...

September 3, 2017

What makes Seagreen different?

Our 2 Seagreen products are simple, natural and pure. Both are 100% Ascophyllum nodosum, the world’s best agricultural seaweed. One is soluble granules and the meal is simply dried, chopped up seaweed. Because they are pure seaweed both can be used in many different ways... Seagreen Soluble can be sprayed onto crops, pasture, fruit trees, compost, or given to animals in their drinking water or sprayed onto their hay. Seagreen Meal can be added to soils and compost, or fed to animals in their...

August 8, 2017

Permaculture, Keyline, Biodynamics and Seagreen Seaweed

     Bill Mollison, a legend and founder of the Permaculture Movement, one of an amazing group which includes people like P.A. Yeomans and Geoff Wallace of the Keyline movement, Alex Podlinsky in Biodynamics and many others here in Australia. All these people have imparted valuable, important knowledge upon us all that often overlaps, such is their common interest in natural ecosystems.      I am fortunate and honoured to have met the last three but Bill never ...

July 24, 2017

Seaweed and the chemical problem

The need to reduce the unnatural pollutants on our farms is urgent and necessary. Whatever your opinion or belief may be, surely you must agree we are now in a world where chemicals made by man, not nature, are becoming increasingly dominant and are a problem to natural ecosystems. It has been recognised by science that such things as Nitrogen, Pesticides, Herbicides and Fungicides have over the years increased to such a point that they are damaging our planets ecosystems. Of these the insect...

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