Berry Farming

Berry Farming

Berry Farming

Farming Challenges

Berry farming is one of the fastest growing agriculture sectors globally, with developments in suitable berry growing technologies being just as rapid. At Spilo, we are at the forefront of this growth and are proud to offer you our world class proprietary berry growing solutions that help you grow more, grow better, grow greener.

Weed Control

Preventing weeds, without the need for herbicides.

Water Retention

Ensuring good percolation and drainage to encourage water distribution whilst preventing ‘wet feet’.

Soil Temperature

Maintaining optimal soil temperatures all year round.

Maximising Yield

Growing yields year on year whilst keeping inputs to a minimum.

Reducing Cost

Improving returns on investment through high-quality, low cost solutions.

UV Damaged
Products

Reducing the impact of high UV exposure on products through the use of UV stabilised formulations.

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Weed Control

Preventing weeds,
without the need for herbicides.

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Water Retention

Ensuring good percolation and drainage to encourage water distribution whilst preventing ‘wet feet’.

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Soil Temperature

Maintaining optimal soil temperatures all year round.

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Maximising Yield

Growing yields year on year whilst keeping inputs to a minimum.

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Reducing Cost

Improving returns on investment through high-quality, low cost solutions.

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UV Damaged
Products

Reducing the impact of high UV exposure on products through the use of UV stabilised formulations.

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Recommended Spilo Solutions

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Agri Weave Ground Cover

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Agri Weave Ground Cover

Our Agri Weave ground cover (also known as synthetic mulch, weed mat, or weed stop fabric) has been developed to prevent weeds, encourage water distribution and last longer under higher levels of southern hemisphere UV exposure.

Weave Pattern & Percolation Colour Type & Reflectivity Weight & Durability
  • Plain Weave – good percolation
  • Broken Twill – high percolation
  • Black – low reflectivity
  • Grey – good reflectivity
  • White – high reflectivity
  • Light – durable & long lasting
  • Strong – very durable & long lasting
  • Heavy – most durable & long lasting

Benefits include: Weed Control, Water Distribution, Higher ROI, Durability, Proprietary UV Protection.

Product Specifications:

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Boost® Pots

Our patent protected range of Boost pots have been designed in collaboration with experts to deliver higher consistent growth for our customers across a range of grow systems.

Boost Pot Sizes Boost Pot Shape Option Boost Pot Colour Options
  • Boost Mini Pots – 7 litre pots
  • Boost Pots – 25 litre pots
  • Boost Heavy Pots – 35 litre pots
  • Round
  • Round Light
  • Square
  • Square Light
  • Black
  • Grey
  • White
  • Terracotta
  • Green
  • White / Black (coming soon)

Benefits include: Air Flow, Water Distribution, Maximising Yield, Higher ROI, Proprietary UV Protection

Boost® Pots

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Product Specifications:

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Planting Bag & Boost® Stand

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Planting Bag & Boost® Stand

Our planting bags have been designed to encourage air pruning and water distribution, whilst offering a long lasting optimal growing environment. Our robust Boost stands have been designed specifically for our planting bags and ensure maximum air flow through keeping the bags above the ground.

Planting Bag Sizes Planting Bag Colours
  • Standard – 45 litre
  • Custom – custom sizes offered
  • Black
  • Black / White

Benefits include: Air Pruning, Water Distribution, Maximising Yield, Higher ROI, Proprietary UV Protection.

Product Specifications:

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Boost® Harvesting

Our proprietary harvesting solutions include our Boost range of harvesting trays and harvesting hiptainers. Designed with your requirements for low cost and high care in mind.

Harvest Tray
  • Made from virgin polymer
  • Dimensions – 600mmx400mmx70mm
  • Honeycomb design for increased airflow
  • Supporting ribs for increased stability
  • Tray divider for separation of berries and reduced bruising
  • Integrated card slot for electronic harvest monitoring
Harvest Hiptainers
  • Unique filling line prevents fruit from ending up on the ground
  • Translucency allows for monitoring of buckets overfilling
  • Unique design / branding assists in prevention of theft of buckets
  • 4L container with 2L fill-line
  • Easily replaceable handles
  • Wider filling base prevents fruit bruising

Benefits include: Air Flow, Stability, Durability, Maximising Yield, Higher ROI

Boost® Harvesting

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Product Specifications:

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BVB Substrates

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BVB Substrates

The Blueberry substrates from BVB Substrates are tailor-made and produced to fit the exact needs of our growers. From propagation to the blueberry production, each plant requires an extremely stable medium with excellent moisture levels and air content. Spilo, through our exclusive partnership with BVB Substrates supplies our growers with blueberry growing media that meets all the requirements for luxuriant growth.

Growing Media Options
  • Blueberry Excellent – BVB’s Blueberry Excellent is the ideal mixture for growing blueberries in containers. The
    composition is based on coarse white peat, high-quality coco peat and perlite.
  • Blueberry Excellent Propagation – we base the composition of this mixture on the exact pot size that the customer
    uses. It is generally made of medium-coarse or fine European black peat, combined with well-washed and buffered
    coir and perlite.

Benefits include: Best in Class Substrate, Air Flow, Water Distribution, Maximising Yield, Higher ROI.

Product Specifications:

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Automated Bird Repellent

Scare birds away with the automated laser bird repellent. Spilo, through its exclusive partnership with AVIX Autonomic, offers a fully automated laser bird repellent that keeps birds away 24/7. Birds perceive the moving laser light as a physical threat and flee immediately when the beam passes by. This animal friendly solution is proven to reduce bird nuisance by more than 70%. Bird habituation doesn’t occur. The system can be programmed and monitored through an IOS and Android app.

Benefits include: Bird Control, Maximising Yield, Higher ROI.

Automated Bird Repellent

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Strathbreede

Berry Farming Case Study

Overview

  • Location – Wolesely
  • Scale Of Operations – 40 hectares
  • Growing System – shaded structure in Boost Pots with full cover Agri Weave®

Challenges

  • Drainage Of Substrate – Boost Pots offering excellent functionality.
  • Preventing Weeds – Weed prevention via total coverage minimizes field management.

ROI

  • Water saving
  • Field management cost saving
  • Improved yields

Our Solutions

  1. HDPE Grey 110GSM Agri Weave® Plain Weave
  2. Grey Boost Pot Round
  3. BVB Berry Mix Substrate
  4. Boost Harvest Trays

Boost® Pots

(25L round grey pot)

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Agri Weave®
Ground Cover

(5.3m wide, strong fabric)

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BVB Substrate

(BVB HC6 Extra Coarse)

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Our Solutions

  1. Above soil / product level: Sun (heat and UV), rain and traffic.
  2. At soil / product level: Prevention of weed growth, durability under heavy traffic, reflectivity
    for reduced heat around the berries, drainage of the water in the pot to prevent ‘wet feet’,
    percolation of the Agri Weave to prevent water build up and to ensure drainage from the pot,
    substrate optimising growth.
  3. Below soil level: Drainage of water.
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Boost Pots

(25L round grey pot)

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Agri Weave
Ground Cover

(5.3m wide, strong fabric)

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BVB Substrate

(BVB HC6 Extra Coarse)

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