Research and Development

Where profitability, nutrition, health and yield meet

Research proves that the proper health and function of soils and plant physiology improves nutrient uptake and utilisation, supporting and enhancing plant and animal growth - and ultimately our health. Having a sound nutritional and bio-stimulant programme leads to improved nutrient density, reduced input costs and ensures better on-farm productivity.

Smart biological management can alter the nutritional quality and palatability of pasture species, row and fruit crops. Insect and disease pressures are directly and indirectly related to soil health and nutrition. Our innovative solutions to soil and plant care achieve quality and yield without compromise to the environment and help to exceed regulatory.

organic seaweed fertiliser, biostimulant


organic seaweed fertiliser, biostimulant

Seaweed-based nutrition

Fruit Quality | Apples
  • Fruit quality and yield response with NZBioActive inclusionNZBioActie_trials_-Fruit-Quality_Apples.png



  • Lower starch index
  • Higher pressure resistance
  • Increase dry matter


Yield response | Wheat (non-irrigated)

Non-irrigated conventionally grown wheat with the addition of 2 applications of NZBioActive shows increases in yield response and thousand seed weight (TSW) as well as reduced screenings


  • 16% increase in yield response
  • 11% increase in TSW
  • 54% reduction in screenings
Production response | Soybean and Corn

Comparable dry matter performance of several seaweed extracts used in post-emergence tank-mix with RoundUp



Field evaluation | Tomato

Field evaluation and dose fixation programme of new pgr against tomatoNZBioActie_trials_-Tomatos.pngBikash Bera /West Bengal / 2019



New PGR significantly increased the No. branch, flower and fruit setting of tomato as compared to control.
More greenery effect has been observed in the NZBioActive as compared to untreated control.

Field evaluation | Cucumber

Field evaluation and dose fixation programme of new pgr on cucumberNZBioActie_trials_-Cucumber.pngHiru Maan / West Bengal / 2019



Results:  Among the dosage best result was observed NZBioActive=New PGR @ 5 ml/ltr. was found to be more No. of leaf (23.47%)respectively over control.

Better plant growth and plant colour has been observed in the treatments NZBioActive, as compared to other treatments and control.

organic nitrogen, organic fertiliser

Hold onto more N, naturally

Nitrogen Reduction | Winter Strawberries

50% reduction in N-fertiliser use (CAN) with NZBioAmino inclusionNZBioAmino_Nitrogen-Reduction-Winter-Strawberries.pngResults:

  • 30% increase in early fruit yield
  • Increased berry sweetness and firmness
  • Significant reduction in nitrate leaching (> 60%)
  • Maintain overall yield response
  • Premium returns for more early fruit sales


Nitrogen Reduction | Lettuce

50% reduction in N-fertiliser use (CN) with NZBioAmino inclusionNZBioAmino-Nitrogen-Reduction-Lettuce_trial_Soybean-and-Corn.pngResults:

  • 50% increase in large lettuce production
  • Reduction in cull counts/waste
  • 39-65% reduction in nitrate leaching (lysimeter)
  • Increased returns ($/ha) as a result of less waste and more saleable large lettuces
Production response | Strawberries and Peaches

Varying rates of NZBioAmino applied to evaluate effectiveness on flowering and productionNZBioAmino-Production-response-Strawberries--and-Peaches.pngResults:

  • Increased yield 
  • Increased flowering
  • Early fruit ripening
  • Improved growth & heath response

organic fruit and crop protection

High-value fruit protection

Fruit Protection | Grapes

Reduction of late harvest grape splitting



  • 55% split reduction on Sauvignon Blanc grapes
  • As a side effect of split reductions this trial also showed significant impact on botrytis infection
Efficacy and Crop Safety | Cherries

Mitigation of rain splitting in cherries



Reduced incidence of fruit splitting when evaluated using the “Cracking Index” methodology


Split Preventative Treatment | Cherries

Fruit split preventative evaluation on cherries




  • Over 60% reduction in fruit splitting
  • Improved tree health (less damage from rain events)
  • Improved quality of saleable sound fruit