Trials and case studies

Have a look through all the trials we have conducted around New Zealand with real farmers.


Case study: turn thatch into an asset
Browntop thatch covers top soil choking out ryegrass and clover. Use ThatchBusta to convert thatch into humus and promote clover growth.


Technical Sheet: Vegetables, cover crops and general crop trash
BioStart Digester is a soil microbial stimulator that activates those beneficial, naturally occurring…


Trial: Digester Maize Grain
In a two year Bay of Plenty maize trial, Digester increased grain yield by 12% in the first year and 8% in
the second year compared to the control.

Mycorrcin and Digester

Vineyard Trial
BioStart Ltd conducted a three year trial on a Pinot Noir block in the Fairhall Vineyard of Pernod Ricard Winemakers in Marlborough from 2013 to 2016.


Trial: Ambrosia Apples, Hawkes Bay 2020
Mycorrcin increased both tree height, trunk cross-sectional area and developed more feathered branches on a Johnny Appleseed Orchard in Havelock North.


Technical sheet: Avocados
A Mycorrcin program was used on a newly established avocado orchard in Maungatapere, Northland. Trees were examined and analysed over a 12 month period.