BIOTIC BOOSTER STORAGE TIPS

Thank you for your purchase of Bioweed’s Biotic Booster. Below are some tips on the best way to store your booster for optimum results.

 Given the microbial nature of the Booster, you can expect some activity to cause a build-up of naturally occurring gasses.  This sometimes can result in bloating the bottle, so to minimise this we suggest:

  • Checking your bottle after receiving your order by visually inspecting and squeezing, you should not see any bloating and should feel some give when you squeeze.
  • If you do see or feel some bloating, we recommend slowly opening the bottle to release the gas.
  • If Bloating is extreme, take care when opening as some product may escape from the lid.
  • After you have released the gas, store in a cool area with the cap loosely fitted.
  • If you do see any further bloating, then remove the cap fully for storage.
  • Gasses produced by microbial activity should subside within 1-2 months of opening product.

Using Bioweed ready to use on larger weeds

Bioweed’s Agronomist, Nick, shares some tips on the best way to take care of larger weeds, over 15cm with Bioweed ready to use around the home.

How to apply Bioweed ready to use

Bioweed’s Agronomist, Nick, shows you on how to best apply Bioweed ready to use on broadlead weeds and grasses to get the best results.

Using Bioweed ready to use on potted plans

Bioweed’s Agronomist, Nick, how Bioweed can be used around potted fruit trees and plants to organically control your weeds.

How to use Bioweed Flyer

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BIOWEED FAQ

How does it work?

BioWeed is not a systemic herbicide but rather works by stripping the outer coating of contacted plant and seed material, causing cell collapse and desiccation. The plant uses its natural water cycle to pull water and energy out of the root system and dehydrate the plants growth system.

How does the seed control work?

Direct contact with seed on the weed or in/on the soil will cause de-naturing of seed coat. This leads to the desiccation of the seed embryo and making the seed in-viable.

Bioweed will only kill the seeds that it comes in to contact with. It is classed as a post emergent (basically attacks seeds above ground).Bioweed is non-residual it will not sit in the soil. It is important to note that if used over long term the seed bank will be controlled as less seeds are being added to the seed bank. Spray patterns can be reduced by 50% over the long term.

What weeds will it control?

Bioweed will control a large range of herbaceous and grass type weeds. It will also control the seed of these plants. Bioweed will not control woody weeds such as lantana and devils fig. This is because it works on the waxy cuticle of the leaf and not the lignin (trunk).

Is there any danger of off target plant damage?

Off target damage is very low. As explained above, Bioweed will not damage tree root systems and trunks. This is because it is not a systemic herbicide. Making Bioweed perfect for control of weeds around new garden planting and valuable plants.

What is the shelf life?

Dependant on the storage of Bioweed, it is registered to have a shelf life of 2 years. (see label)

Will it kill grass?

Bioweed will control most types of grasses. As it is not a conventional herbicide, full coverage of the grass is needed to get full control. If using Bioweed as an edging tool, a fine edge can be achieved as it will not retract back into the lawn area. Please note that when treating mature grasses with ‘runners’ a follow up treatment in 4-7 days will be required.

Is it safe for dogs and animals?

Bioweed is completely safe for dogs. As there is no withholding period, dogs can be in the yard when spraying. Best practice is to keep dogs off the treated area until dry to give the weed killer maximum time of the leaf surface.

Will it need a follow up to achieve a full kill?

If application label is followed, Bioweed will achieve a full kill of targeted plants. Mature weeds will need slashing or brush cutting prior to treatment to control and may require follow up treatment.

Is it safe around Bees?

Bioweed is a non-systemic natural herbicide that will not effect bee and insect populations when used as per directions (i.e do not directly spray on to insects or bees). As Bioweed is non residual, it means that within 72hrs the herbicide component of the spray will be broken down in to long chain carbon and be beneficial to the soil.

Will it control nutgrass?

Bioweed will control Nutgrass but it will take several treatments to control completely. This is because for every nut grass plant there can be multiple seeds or nuts under the plant. With follow up treatments you will be able to control the plants and also the seed that the plant produces to stop germination in the future. It is important to get full coverage (to the point of run off) of the nutgrass. Best results are seen when applied in the morning of a hot sunny day.

Will it work on lantana?

As lantana large woody weed, it would be hard for Bioweed to control. Best solution is to slash or cut right back and then apply to the young shoots sprouts.

Safety Data Sheet

Can download the Bioweed Safety Data Sheet here.

Weeds controlled fact sheet

Bioweed organic can contol most comon weeds, please find our list of weeds controlled here.

PROBIOTICS FAQ

What is a soil probiotic?

A soil probiotic is another name for soil microorganisms. They are the small workhorses of the natural world that break down of organic matter and cycle nutrients into a form that plants can use to grow. They are not only vital to the plant’s ability to uptake nutrients but also play a role in the development of a healthy soil structure.

What are macro and micro-nutrients?

Nutrients for plants can be broken down in to two main groups, macro and micronutrients. Macro nutrients are nutrients that are needed in large amounts for the everyday functions of a plant. These can be called the building blocks of the plant. You may have heard of Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K). These are all macronutrients that the plants need to survive. RE-250 is a great addition to your soil as it can help to unlock and distribute these nutrients to the plant’s root systems. Micronutrients are just as important, but plants only need small amounts. Some of the common ones are Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn) and Copper (Cu). Biotic booster has been shown to increase the availability of these nutrients in the root zone to aid the uptake by your plants.

Why is the soil so important?

Previously soil was thought to play a supporting role in the growth of plants. With the increase in technology and scientific research, a new understanding of the importance of a healthy living soil ecosystem has been established. We now know that it is the most important part of a plant’s productivity. With the use of plant probiotics from sustainable formulations, you can keep your soil healthy with limiting the impact on the environment moving towards a highly productive

Why is Biotic Booster better than using synthetic fertilisers?

Synthetic fertilisers usually contain a high concentrate Nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium with some other micronutrients. Although they are in a readily available form that plants can use, they can also leach out of the soil quickly. This means that you may have to fertilise your plants several more times during a growing season. Organic fertilisers, on the other hand, can have a larger range of macro and micronutrients but need bacteria in the soil to help break them down in to plant food. We recommend using both the RE-250 and Biotic booster to achieve a long term wholistic fertilisation for your plants.

Can the RE-250 and FP-60 be mixed with fertilisers?

Yes, as the RE-250 and FP-60 bacteria are stable you can mix with liquid fertiliser. The rule of thumb is if the fertiliser will not damage the plant’s root system or foliage, it will not harm the microbial population. We recommend using the RE-250 and Biotic booster together to get the benefit of the bacteria and organic fertiliser as they work symbiotically. Studies have shown that there have been increases in plant productivity when both microbes and organic matter have been used.

Can I use the soil probiotics in my organic garden?

All sustainable formulations are certified organic inputs and can be used in both domestic and commercial gardens. Please let us know if you need a copy of our certification for auditing

Will soil probiotics work if I apply a higher rate?

The short answer is no. If you are looking to increase a population of the beneficial bacteria to your plant’s root zone it is much better to re-apply the RE-250 every two weeks. This is because there is only a certain number of bacteria that is needed to establish a healthy population. It can be thought of the same as applying fertiliser. If you repeat the applications every few weeks you will see an increase in productivity but if you applied the fertiliser all at once you will see a decrease. The same goes for soil probiotics.

Is it safe around Pets and other animals?

All sustainable formulation products are made to be safe to use around pets and livestock. As there is no withholding period it is safe to apply in the yard without harming your animals and the native wildlife.

What water can I use with RE-250 and FP-60?

It is recommended that dechlorinated water is used for the mixing of both RE-250 and FP-60 as heavily chlorinated water can affect the productivity of the microbes. If you do not have access to tank r dam water, dechlorinated water can be made by either boiling tap water and letting it completely cool down or leaving a bucket of tap water outside in the sun for 24hrs.

How long does it take for RE-250 to colonise a root system?

The germination of bacillus will happen quickly after it has been exposed to water. After waiting the recommended 20 minutes before watering in the microbial population will take roughly 2-3 days before a becoming colonised.

How long will RE-250 stay in the soil?

Because the beneficial bacteria colonise the root system and not the soil itself it is dependent on the plant type that you are applying the RE-250 to. Once the plant has been removed the bacteria will return to spores and break down over time. When planting a new crop, reapply the RE-250 to re-establish a healthy bacterial population.

Why is important to water the RE-250 into the root system?

It is important that the RE-250 soil energizer is applied as close to the root system as possible. Beneficial bacteria need to detect the chemicals that a plants root system gives off so the closer you can get the product to the root system the better chance of establishing a population you will have. It is important to note that it may be more difficult to get to the root system in clay heavy soils so repeat applications may be required.

Why are longer roots better?

RE-250 and Biotic booster have been shown to increase the size of plant root systems. This is highly beneficial as it does not only increase the drought resistance of the plant by being able to reach deeper for water but also increases the plant’s chances of retrieving vital nutrients that are needed for growth.

Why is it important to reapply RE-250 and FP-60?

It is important to reapply all three products as directed by the instructions. Plants need healthy soil to achieve maximum growth so if the soil is imbalanced it can affect the population the same way that it can affect your plants. Reapplying will ensure that the bacterial population stays healthy and in turn, helps your plants stay healthy.

How does it protect against pests?

RE-250 and FP-60 can protect your plant’s root system and foliage from disease and pathogens by creating a protective sheath around the nodes of the roots and leaf surface, meaning the diseases are not able to penetrate the plant. The bacteria also have a symbiotic relationship with the plant and can help tell the plant to produce chemicals to control unwanted pests. Reapplying the RE-250 and FP-60 before seasonal outbreak times will help to defend against the usual diseases.

What is the best way to store my soil probiotics?

It is recommended that the products be stored in a dark cool place in an airtight container. This will increase the longevity of the product and ensure that you have stable microbes for future use.

What is the difference between sustainable formulations probiotics and the competition?

Sustainable formulations have been researching for years to develop and find the most stable and productive strains of Bacillus. Both the RE-250 and the FP-60 have several different strains that work together to give a wholistic approach to soil microbes. Increasing yield and plant productivity. The science behind our Plant Probiotics has been used for years in some of the most arid places on the planet to help farm these spaces.

Postage, delivery and Purchasing

Postage Costs

Postage available Australia wide via insured and tracked postage.

  • Single Bottle $6.95
  • Triple Pack $14.00
  • 10L Concentrate $35.00
Postage and Handling

Postage and handling fees incurred depend on the total number of bottles ordered. All orders are fulfilled from Sunshine Coast, Queensland. We endeavor to dispatch orders which are in stock within two business days of receiving confirmation of payment. All deliveries are insured and tracked.

How long will it take to recive my order?

Once your payment has been processed, we make it our priority to dispatch your order by the following business day. Expected delivery time is 5-7 working days after ordering and paying (7-10 days for WA and remote areas), although quite often it is sooner. You will receive an email once your order is dispatched, allowing you to track delivery online (allow 24-48 hours for tracking information to be available).

Are prices inclusive of GST?

Yes, all prices include GST.

Can I purchase in store?

Purchase in store or online pick-up from our Sunshine Coast office located at 37 Production Ave, Warana. Open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm.

Purchase in store or online pick-up from our Melbourne office located at 89 Cherry lane, Laverton North. Open Monday  to Friday from 8am to 4pm.

Returns Policy

Refunds & Returns Policy

30 Day, Money Back Guarantee

We want you to love Bioweed as much as we do! If you are not completely satisfied, please let us know within 30 days for a full refund, up to the value of $50, not including shipping.

Simply contact our friendly Customer service team to arrange a Postage Paid Return Label, at no cost to you.  Once we receive the item back at our warehouse, we will then refund the full product cost back to you, or if preferred, arrange for a credit or exchange.

Note

  • Return requests must be lodged with Bioweed Customer Service within 30 days of purchase. Contact us on 1300 246 933, or via email at info@bioweed.com.au
  • Please package the item to be returned appropriately, affix the Postage Paid Return Label and drop the parcel at any Australia Post outlet.
  • Any shipping fees incurred (if applicable) are non-refundable.
  • Refunds will be processed by Bioweed within 72 hours of receiving the item at our warehouse. It can then take up to 48 hours for money to credited by the bank into the customer account.
  • All refund claims made within the 30 day period will be issued in the method by which they were paid.
  • Only available for products purchased directly from SFG group, not available if purchased from a store or re-seller.
  • If your claim falls outside of the 30 day period, we’ll still do our best to keep you happy.  Please give us a call on 1300 246 933 to discuss your options.
How do I find out about commercial sales?

Yes, you can. Contact Bioweed sales to organise a demonstration and consultation on how Bioweed can  be implemented in to your business or as part of your overall weed control plan on 1300 246 933.