Multi-industry manufacturer partners with vegetablesWA for sustainable farming trials

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Veratin Limited, a diverse manufacturer known for its sustainable high-quality products, announced a trial partnership agreement with vegetablesWA to conduct demonstrations and trials with vegetable growers in Western Australia.

The partnership aims to showcase the performance of Veratin’s innovative Verigrow soil system, a world-first development under the Verigrow brand, the company said in a news release.

This system utilises protein-derived amino acids extracted from low-grade wool to create a range of soil products, including fertilisers, improvers, supplements, and wetting agents.

According to Veratin, the one-year partnership with vegetablesWA will involve collaborative trials commencing in 2024.

These trials will focus on assessing the impact of Veratin’s Verigrow products on soil health, crop yield, and the taste of various crops such as lettuce, broccoli, tomatoes, and fruit trees.

Two orchard sites, in consultation with Stonefruit WA, will serve as the locations for these insightful trials.

To ensure comprehensive monitoring and analysis, vegetableWA will deploy an agronomist and a regional development officer to oversee the trials.

The results and findings from these trials will be made available to the public through vegetableWA’s e-newsletter, WA Grower, and a subsequent media release.

Dr Ramiz Boulos, founder and executive chairman of Veratin, expressed excitement about the collaboration.

“Veratin is excited to partner with vegetablesWA and WA vegetable growers to improve soil health.”

He continued, “The importance of natural-based or bio-based products for soil health is only going to grow and increase, and we believe farmers will see faster growth, improved yields and better soil quality.”

For those interested in learning more about the Verigrow range of products, detailed information can be found on the official Verigrow website.

Founded in 2016, Veratin Limited is a prominent Australian manufacturer of organic chemicals, specialising in a range of sustainably manufactured, high-quality products derived from upcycled waste wool.

These products are protected by intellectual property and find applications in cosmetics, fertilizers, biodegradable materials, food, and nutraceuticals.