Petrik Soil Technology logo

The Avocado Farming Program

Avocado farming
Petrik Soil Technology biological inputs play an important role in vigorous crops like avocados. They are in constant growth phases and therefore have ongoing high demand for nutrients. Both biological soil inoculants and biological foliars support the growth cycle in avocados and similar tree crops in powerful ways.

Soil Health and Soil Inoculants for Avocados

The soil inoculants Digestor, and activator Green Manure Plus increase lant nutrient availability. The inoculants play an important role in building healthy soil that translates through to crop vigour and health as well as fruiting quality.

Digestor works to create humus and improve the soil structure, bringing gains to growers such as increased water infiltration, better rooting depth and root mass and improved nutrient availability.

Biological soil inoculants support the work of IPM programs too. When the plant gets its nutrition from its own plant driven fertile system, less nitrogen and other inputs that attract pests are in the system.

Through the use of biology we can maintain peak productivity with lower nitrogen inputs that are known to light up pest activity.

Phosphorus availability is highly linked to proliferation of specific phosphorous solubilising biology. When phosphorous is supplied to the plant via this mechanism the supply of phosphorus becomes plant driven, meaning nutrient supply increases at the stages the plant demands it.

Biological Support and Foliar Products

On avocado plantations growers use Setbest to support all key growth phases from flowering to fruit set and fruit fill.

Our Impulse Foliars are available in all main minerals are highly effective in their response and uptake. All Impulse Minerals are available in custom foliar formulations that target your plants' exact deficiencies.

These give growers the most powerful means of mineral uptake, with an Impulse base meaning the minerals are carried through both biological and chemical pathways into the plant system.


A microbial soil inoculant
Digestor is a live biological soil inoculant. Its unique combination of multi-strained microbes, fungi and beneficial bacteria build humus, improve soil structure and boost crop performance. It contains species of biology that work in conjunction with both monocot and dicot plants. Digestor is formulated for Horticulture, Orchards and Broadleaf.

Green Manure Plus
Green Manure Plus

The microbial activator
Green Manure Plus is a vital activating blend of kelps and core biological essentials that is applied together with our soil inoculants Digestor or Evergreen. It contains essential “growth food” for microbial proliferation providing vital support during the initial establishment.


A powerful quality and health stimulant
Setbest improves flowering, aids fruit setting and boosts the overall health and sizing. It optimises nutrient availability at critical stages of plant growth and supports root system mycorrhizal colonies. Setbest builds plant resilience, helps plants recover from damage and is highly effective in all crop types.

Impulse Foliars
Impulse mineral foliars

Rapid uptake of nutrients
Impulse Mineral Foliars supply plants with a highly available form of minerals to increase crop performance or enable rapid recovery from mineral deficiency. Contain biologically complexed minerals combined with microbially digested plant material. This combination provides maxiumum mineral uptake and unsurpassed bio-availability for the plant, meaning smaller amounts of the total mineral content have a greater effect.