Biofumigation products are specialised crops that have been developed to naturally suppress the harmful effects of certain soil borne pests and diseases, which can cost the Australian farmer. These losses can be in the form of reduced yield, lower quality produce or even total loss of crop.
Management of the bioqure crop is critical in gaining the best results and return on investment. Timing of cutting and mulching of the brassica crop and then the timeframe of incorporating the mulched crop into the soil are all very important. If the time delay is too great, the compounds are lost and the effects on the targeted pests and diseases is low.