New soil fungus capable of helping farmers to control Giant Parramatta Grass

Four years in the making, a Beechwood couple have released an innovative new soil fungus product, “Parra Trooper”.  Parra Trooper is a spray-on source of the beneficial native fungus Nigrospora oryzae.

Jeremy Bradley and Cathy Eggert market Parra Trooper as a soil ameliorant. “Nigrospora oryzae is a very beneficial native soil organism,” Jeremy says. “It helps with soil conditioning and improves nutrient cycling, moisture retention, carbon sequestration and helps control erosion”.

As well as improving soil health, NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) researchers have found N.oryzae in the crown rot that affects Giant Parramatta Grass and other closely related Weedy Sporobolus Grasses (WSG).

The couple will hold a field day at Beechwood on Friday December 16 to explain the product and view some impressive results on the ground.

To ensure your free lunch and get directions, call Cathy on 0448 562 024 or book via facebook.com/Parra.Trooper.Spores.

 INNOVATION: Cathy Eggert and Jeremy Bradley with 'Parra Trooper' a new soil fungus capable of affecting Giant Parramatta Grass leaving a healthy pasture mix.

INNOVATION: Cathy Eggert and Jeremy Bradley with 'Parra Trooper' a new soil fungus capable of affecting Giant Parramatta Grass leaving a healthy pasture mix.

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