Valuing the essential role the environment plays in our business we strive to maximise sustainability in our own commercial farming operations and in the stewardship of our partner growers via the below initiatives:
In striving for ‘zero waste’ our specialist plant breeders are tasked with continuous improvement of our pyrethrum plant material, using natural plant selection methods to commercialise only the hardiest, disease resistant, high assay yielding pyrethrum plants.
The R&D field implementation team runs trials year round to ensure that we lead-by-example with the optimal application of inputs, while our expert agronomists work hand-in-hand with our commercial farming team and partner growers to replicate best-practice in the field.
The proprietary process that we use to extract our Australian grown Pyrethrins uses responsibly sourced solvents in an advanced closed system – inputs are recycled and reused and 100% of the green waste is applied as a soil amendment in the field or converted into bio-fuel to power our own operations and those of other Tasmanian agri-businesses.
To maximise productivity and reduce interactions in the field we are investing in the latest technological innovations including in-field robotics, drone crop inspection with remote sensing, GPS guided irrigators, and cloud-based tablet applications to capture and refine our agronomists’ recommendations in the field in real-time.