Total Grower Services was founded in Tully Queensland in 1994. The company started as Fitzgerald Consulting and rapidly expanded changing its name with the growing team and diversification into other crops, regions and services.
The unique experience of the Total Grower services team in tropical agronomy in the Wet Tropics offer leading agronomy to local growers.
The expertise over 20 years in improving productivity, integrated pest and disease management and soil health for high quality bananas, papayas and sugar cane is gaining attention worldwide as leaders in sustainable tropical productivity.
- Soil Health Programs
- Plant Nutrition Programs
- Soil Moisture Monitoring
- Farm Surveys and Reports
- Integrated Disease management
- Petrik Biological Soil and Foliar Consulting
- Bug for Bugs Pest Management Consulting
We have a whole system approach and pay particular attention to:
- Rebuilding soil health
- Nutrient availability and release of locked up nutrients
- Balancing trace elements as well as macro nutrients
- Rebuilding soil structure to increase water infiltration
- Integrated crop management combining crop nutrition, irrigation for system robustness and pest and disease resistance
We have extensive experience in integrating Biological Inputs into conventional systems and tapping into the benefits of both.
Our agronomists are trained in specialty areas:
- Petrik Soil Technology programs for soil and plant health
- Bugs for Bugs pest management
- Albrecht soil testing and analysis
We can mange as little or as much as you, our clients, want – ranging from simple recommendations to pest monitoring, soil moisture monitoring and full nutritional programs.
Building Soil Vitality for Plant Productivity
We have achieved impressive results for our clients through rebuilding soil vitality and helping farm systems reach their full productivity potential.
By improving the health of the soil, our growers are getting benefits not only in yield and quality, but also in disease management. When the soil is balanced, with the right biological and chemical elements, the whole system become more robust and more resilient to the susceptibility of diseases.
Increasing Nutrient Availability
By using Petrik biological inputs integrated with mineral and trace element we can improve nutrient uptake. Elements such as locked up phosphorous start to become pant available. Many of our growers have found they no longer need to use single super phosphates, saving money and providing sustainable practices that are reef-safe.
Integrated Pest Management
We are linked to the University and are conducting leading research on advances in disease and pest management techniques. We also work closely with some of Australia’s leaders in the field and use integrated approaches such as Bugs for Bugs insects to manage pest problems.
Ring to find out how we can help you manage specific issues or increase your overall productivity.