About us

“Healthy soil is the key to making the most of your farm”
— Dayne Plummer, Founder

We believe that the key to productivity in farming, vineyards and orchards lies in keeping soil, plants and animals in optimal health using the most natural methods possible.

Biostart is a New Zealand biological company that began developing products that harness naturally occurring microbes to help farmers and growers with productivity and environmental issues over 25 years ago.

Our biological product range is developed in partnership with farmers and growers who share their productivity issues with us, trial the products as they are being developed and provide feedback to the Biostart team. The Biostart team use this real-life information to work towards the best, and most practical, microbial solution.

By taking on a lot of different issues over time, Biostart now has a wide range of products that use a variety of naturally occurring microbes. By scientifically identifying the microbial activity and trialling extensively we now reliable products that improve plant and animal health and yields. By using naturally occurring microbes and other ingredients that improve soils and reduce reliance on agri-chemicals we are also protecting the environment. Additionally, many of Biostart’s products are now in organic form and all tread gently on the earth.