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Claire Bradley | Seaweed Soil Treatment in Science Challenge

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A Maori company that processes seaweed into products that improve the well-being of plants and animals has received support from the national science challenge Our Land and Water for research to prove the effectiveness of its taiao revitalization methods.

A Maori company that processes seaweed into products that improve the well-being of plants and animals has received support from the national science challenge Our Land and Water for research to prove the effectiveness of its taiao revitalization methods.

Paeroa-based Agrisea is part of the Rere ki Uta, Rere ki Tai project, which received $2.7 million to research soil quality on 10 farms in Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

Chief Executive Clare Bradley said soil is the backbone of Aotearoa’s economy, from agriculture to forestry, and should be a priority.

Rather than beat up the elders for overusing fertilizer, she wants to show them alternatives.

“That’s what we’re trying to do is to say that we have the opportunity as Aotearoa to help while providing the best food and we can do it in a way that respects the environment. , which respects our people and can create value for money,” says Bradley.