We have found dealing with Shane at Fert Wholesale Direct very easy.
In the first instance we were lured by the price. Whilst the price is good Shane’s product knowledge is exceptional.
Our business model is to be unbiased on both product and advice — whatever is the right product for the best results, which is something sadly lacking in the industry as a whole.
We are also very happy with the quality of the product. The fact that it comes in bulk bags is an integral part of maintaining the quality, as it’s the bag that gets handled, not the product!
Shane’s knowledge of the fert industry worldwide is impressive — we have learnt so much about how it all works on the world stage and relevant facts, that we have never been told before.
We have used Fert Wholesale since the company started as the product being offered was of a higher grade and there are savings to be made — $80,000 in our first year!
Product is now delivered directly to the farm allowing us to spread when the conditions are just right. This has improved our timing of applications and — along with the quality of product which we can spread to 24 metres without stripping — has resulted in yield gains as seen through yield mapping on the combine. Fert Wholesale are great to deal with, ensuring rates and products are matched to the growth stage of the plant giving optimum utilisation. Environmental sustainability is very important to our business and FWD are innovative in this space.
This has been a great move for our business and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Fert Wholesale.
We have used Wholesale Fert Direct since Shane started and have found his depth of knowledge really helpful, especially since we have different needs from native hill country to high input arable and forage crops. Using FW product and Shane’s knowledge we have been able to customise our fert for each situation.
We also appreciate that by using this model it has led to cost savings on-farm, while maximising production from a solid science background.