About

About

About

MyNOKE® proudly claim a pre-eminent position as one of the best suppliers of Wormfarms, Vermicast, Vermicompost, Earthworms and related products and services in the country. New Zealand owned, we believe in connecting people with nature to provide the best results for their business or community.

 

MyNOKE®
we love soils.

To find out more about our story, click anywhere on the MyNOKE (up-) cycle to the right.

As world leaders in vermicomposting technology we are driving innovations to provide affordable and effective solutions for all types of business - farming, horticulture, industries and councils.  

MyNOKE® has the following quality and organic certifications:
Assure Quality – for use in organic production
BioGro accepted
Compost – AA graded (highest level) – guidelines for the safe application of biosolids to land (WWH 2003)
NZ standards for compost, soil conditioners and mulches – NZ4454:2005


Soils:

Healthy and fertile soils are one of our most valuable resources for growing our food, fodder for animals, fibres and other renewable resources.

The key to high natural soil fertility is soil humus and a strong, healthy soil biology with microorganism, fungi, and earthworms. Humus (the black stuff in our soils) is the “battery” of our soils, which stores water and nutrients for the plants, feeds the soil organisms, buffers pH, and locks away pollutants.

We at MyNOKE® understand soil ecosystems and nutrient cycles and provide consulting services to our customers and clients. Of course we provide one of natures best soil-humus products: MyNOKE® Vermicast. We are also breeding and supplying customers with soil dwelling MyNOKE® Earthworms for inoculating soils.


Earthworms:

Earthworms have been on our planet for more than 600 million years, well before the dinosaurs. They have been designed by nature for upcycling organic residues into humus to feed plants.

Plants and earthworms have learned to interact with each other by dropping litter as feedstock for earthworms and providing plant nutrients from litter and manure as well as from soil and rock minerals. To increase this interaction, earthworms are producing plant growth stimulators and other enzymes. This is why Charles Darwin in 1881 has called them the “unheralded soldiers of mankind and farmer’s friends”. And this is also why farmers are using a spade and are looking for earthworms in their soils.

When land management is changed, e.g. by converting forest to farmland or contour work, earthworm populations have to change and the right earthworm species have to be established to grow.

At our dairy farm based wormfarm we are breeding and supplying MyNOKE® Earthworms and consulting on inoculation techniques.


Plants:

Plants need water, carbon dioxide, nutrients, and soil for growing their roots in. At MyNOKE® we believe plants also require humus, microorganisms, soil fungi, and earthworms to grow healthy and nutritious crops and plants.

Worldwide research studies have found out that vermicompost (earthworm casting) benefits plant development and health in a natural way. Some aspects include: providing plants with nutrients, unlocking mineral bound phosphate, stimulating root development, suppressing plant diseases, improving flowering, increasing humus contents, increasing water storage capacity in soils, suppressing insects and pests, reducing nutrient losses, and much more.


Organic wastes:

Plants grown in soils on farms, orchards, gardens, and forests are harvested and the organic matter and nutrients are taken off site.

Most of the harvested plants are not returned to the soil-ecosystem and end up in landfills. Either at home, in our communities, or at plant processing industries we have to manage these organic residues in an economic, environmental, cultural, and socially acceptable way.

We at MyNOKE® believe that organic matter and plant nutrients should return to land where possible. Landfilling of organic wastes releases greenhouse gasses, bears a high risk of groundwater contamination, and is a loss of valuable nutrients such as phosphate. The following organic wastes are upcycled at our wormfarms: lost fibres from paper mills, sediments from oxidation ponds of wood processing industries, kiwifruit wastes, farm manure and effluent, and biosolids from wastewater treatment plants. Our worms also can feed on wastes from milk plants, meat plants, kitchen wastes, and paper wastes from restaurants and hotels.

Our MyNOKE® team provides waste assessment services and consulting in organic waste utilisation to farm and forests land at all levels, from households, schools, farms and to large industries.


Vermicomposting:

MyNOKE® are proud of working with nature’s best available technology for upcycling organic wastes in the most economic and sustainable way. Our 1.2 billion earthworms are helping us to turn some 150,000 tonnes of organic wastes annually into our high quality MyNOKE® Vermicast.

We are currently operating worm farms at Kinleith/Tokoroa, Taupo, Kawerau, and Maketu on an area of 50 ha in total. Our largest wormfarm at Kinleith/Tokoroa has been organic certified for several years.


People:

But what we really are doing is connecting and working with people. Farmers and growers, students and teachers at schools, marae, whole communities, people in small businesses as well as in industries, families at home, gardeners, landscapers, scientists, and many more.

Connecting people all along our MyNOKE® upcycle is such a great pleasure and our MyNOKE® team is proud of being a part of it. We hope you are too.