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What is the Difference Between Controlled Release and Slow Release Fertiliser?

Do you know the difference between slow-release and controlled-release fertilisers?

Although these terms are sometimes used interchangeably, the terms ‘slow-release fertiliser’ (SRF) and ‘controlled-release fertiliser’ (CRF) strictly do not mean the same thing – even though both do release plant nutrients at a slower rate than when highly-soluble conventional or ‘straigh...

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Different Types of Lawn Spreaders: Pros, Cons & Uses

Choosing the right lawn spreader – and using it correctly – will make lawn maintenance easier and more enjoyable. Whether your plan is to improve an existing lawn or to seed brand new areas, selecting the right spreader will help you to get the most out of your seed or fertilizer investment and your efforts. Today we'll be looking at the 3 most popular types of lawn spreaders – broadcast, drop, ...

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7 Apr 2017 2:36:03 pm By Mark Kelly Comments Latest News

Verde-Cal Enhanced Gypsum, Lime & K-Plus

The Verde-Cal range of soil amendments, distributed exclusively by Fernland throughout Australia, represents opportunities for all Golf and Sporting clubs, Lawn care professionals, Landscapers and Growers to improve the soil profile, save money, time and ultimately get accustomed to working with healthier turf.

Are you interested in saving money and working more efficiently?

  • For every 4 bags of standard gypsu...
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4 Apr 2017 4:31:08 pm By Dale Parsons Comments Latest News

Controlled Release Fertiliser

What is the difference between the many Controlled Release Fertilisers available these days? How do we work out which one gives us the best value?

There are many controlled release fertilisers available these days, and it has become somewhat confusing for the grower to decide which product to use to achieve the best overall outcome in nursery production. It is definitely a case of the cheapest NOT necessarily being the...

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20 Nov 2015 12:00:00 am By Dale Parsons Comments Latest News

1L Barricade BottleSyngenta Barricade Pre-Emergent Herbicide Update

Breakthrough in pre-emergent technology for nurseries and landscape plantings

Syngenta are pleased to announce that BARRICADE Herbicide is now registered for use in garden beds (under mulch) and potted plants in nurseries, public open spaces and residential or commercial gardens.

Previously under an APVMA permit, the new registration allows greater rate flexibility, along with a wider use outside nurs...

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5 Aug 2015 2:20:00 pm By Dale Parsons 0 Comments Latest News

A combination of Sierraform GT, Greenmaster Liquid Iron Effect and Hydraflo in trials show over 70% reduction in disease incidence

 Everris Turf Products

S.R. Staples1, R. Mann2 and J. Wheater2

1Scotts Professional, UK

2Sports Turf Research Institute, UK


Keywords: fertilizer, wetting agent, iron, disease, ITM



The theory and practice of integrated turf management has been used for some time (Beard, 1998 and Carrow et al, 2001), however, replicated scientific t...

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13 Aug 2014 9:48:00 am By Dale Parsons Comments Latest News

Our New Address!

Fernland Agencies New Premises

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Fernland Agencies are excited to announce that we have moved into our new premises and began trading at 7:30 amTuesday 2nd October 2012.

Fernland Agencies New Premises & Showroom

Our new address and contact details are:

STREET ADDRESS:31-35 Paulger Flat Road, YANDINA QLD 4561POSTAL ADDRESS:  PO Box 5054, Sunshine Coast MC QLD 4560 (no change)PHONE NO:Freecall 1800 672 794 or (07) 5454 8800FAX NO:(07) 5472 8483BUSINES...Read More
12 Oct 2012 10:52:00 am By Dale Parsons Comments Latest News