During a recent visit to New Zealand we made time for a trip to Hamilton Gardens. These brilliant gardens are nestled against the banks of the Waikato river in the university town of Hamilton in the north island. They spread over 54 hectares and are extremely well maintained by Hamilton Council.
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This year at the 2017 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show we made the stand all about our new product: Slasher Organic Weedkiller! Given the level of interest and number times Slasher was mentioned during stage presentations we think it was the hot ticket item of the show!
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We are extremely pleased to announce the release of our organic herbicide, Slasher Weedkiller, after nearly 10 years of research and development. Yes 10 years! Crazy hey?
Slasher Weedkiller is very versatile and will control a broad range of weeds as well as moss, algae and lichen. You can sp ... → click to read more.
At the recent Laurel Awards our own Steve Falcioni was incredibly excited to pick up a Laurel for Best Website. The Laurel Awards are run every two years by the Horticultural Media Association of Australia (HMAA). They recognise those which have demonstrated excellence in communicating horticultur ... → click to read more.
Hard to believe but another year flew past and we found ourselves back in the Carlton Gardens for the 2016 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show! This year the weather didn't exactly co-operate with some stinking hot days followed by cold wet ones but nonetheless we were kept busy with ... → click to read more.
Long before organics became trendy and the world worried about chemicals in their food and neonicotinoids in bee pollen, we here at Organic Crop Protectants (OCP) were busy developing safe organic options for the horticulture sector. And 25 years later we're still at it!
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We are extremely excited to announce that OCP's Managing Director and co-owner Gary Leeson (aka The Big Boss) was awarded the SILVER MEDAL in the category of Organic Industry Leadership at the 2015 Australian Organic Annual Awards.
The Award recognises the contribution Gary has made to the organi ... → click to read more.
In November we welcomed on board not one but two Jasons to the OCP family: Jason Vella (Territory Manager QLD/Nth NSW) and Jason Hingston (Territory Manager VIC/TAS).
Jason Vella is from Mackay, QLD and grew up on the family cattle and cane farm. He later moved south to st ... → click to read more.
In October the Brisbane International Garden Show (BIGS) threw open it's doors for the first time and what a show it turned out to be! Spread over four days there were over a 100 talks and presentations by leading experts like Graham Ross, Jerry Coleby-Williams and our very own Claire Bickle. Pl ... → click to read more.
Drum roll please....We are super excited to announce the arrival of the 600g pack size of eco-seaweed. Ta-dah!
It seems that once someone learns about the magic of our powdered seaweed extract they just can't get enough. We've had so many requests for a bigger size that we put on our thinking ... → click to read more.
In July we returned to the Sunshine Coast to exhibit at the 2015 Queensland Garden Expo. As always we set up in the Giant Kitchen Garden section and braced ourselves for the onslaught of visitors!
Below are a few of the things which caught our eye as well as pics of our favourite garden personali ... → click to read more.
To help us keep up with the ever increasing demand for organic gardening knowledge and products we're very pleased to announce that Claire Bickle has just joined the OCP family.
Claire is an extremely knowledgeable horticulturist with over 20 years experience in organic gardening, permaculture, k ... → click to read more.
In March we exhibited at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show in the lovely grounds of Carlton Gardens. It's always a crazy busy 5 days with loads of regular customers and industry supporters coming around to see what's new and to say hi. And this year we had stacks of new garden ... → click to read more.
We are extremely pleased to announce that Chloe Thomson is joining us at OCP to help spread the organic word.
You may recognise Chloe from her presenter role on The Garden Gurus, her articles in Good Organic Gardening magazine or her own website Bean There, Dug That. She has a degree in Agricul ... → click to read more.
Finalists have been announced for the prestigious 2015 Nursery & Garden Industry Awards and we're extremely excited to learn we're a Finalist for the Environment Award.
It recognises our longstanding commitment to developing and manufacturing truly organic eco-friendly horticultural products ... → click to read more.
We're excited to have just added All About Roses by Diana Sargeant to our range. Diana is a strong advocate for organic rose growing and has put all her knowledge into this lovely new book.
Absolutely perfect for beginnings as it outlines all the basics rose need to thrive along with common pes ... → click to read more.
You've probably figured out by now that we like beneficial insects right? Well with bee populations declining in Australia and around the world from toxic chemicals we thought it was time to help the bees out.
We've created this very cute coffee mug to remind us how important bees are and that th ... → click to read more.
Great news just through from the Australian pesticide regulatory body (the APVMA). They've approved our trial work and we are now allowed to tell you that eco-neem will control wingless grasshoppers.
We've known for years that eco-neem will deal with grasshoppers but until we ran some Australia ... → click to read more.
This year we're using "Grow Bags" for our potatoes rather than planting directly in the ground. We're short on space in our veggie patch and after years of hearing people talk about Grow Bags we figured it was time to give them a go.
Grow Bags are sturdy woven bags that production nurseries use ... → click to read more.
In early September we had a fun four days exhibiting at the Australian Garden Show, Sydney. Now in it's second year the show was packed full of brilliant display gardens, informative talks (some given by our own Steve Falcioni) and of course plenty of gardening products to buy! Here's a few ph ... → click to read more.
We're super excited to introduce eco-fungicide in a pre-mixed Ready To Use format. It's the perfect way to control fungal problems when you haven't got time to mix up some solution yourself!
Most people don't realise that it is actually quite hard to create truly organic Ready To Use fungicides a ... → click to read more.
One year on from the release of HIPPO Enhanced eco-oil and it's still making waves through the industry.Everyone is just amazed at the revolutionary ability of eco-oil to now kill pest insects and physically attract predatory insects at the same time.
In the past year eco- ... → click to read more.
We're just back from a big week exhibiting at the hugely popular Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (MIFGS). We had a record number of people come to our stand and it was lovely that so many were familiar faces. If you've never been start making plans for next year!
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We are super excited to learn that eco-oil has just been announced as a finalist for the prestigious 2014 Nursery & Garden Industry Awards. It's fantastic that the industry is recognising just how unique eco-oil is now that it's HIPPO Enhanced to kill common pests and attract beneficial insects ... → click to read more.
Recently Landscape Outlook magazine approached us to write an article explaining the difference between "Organic" and "Certified or Registered Organic". They felt their readership would benefit from understanding the difference as it can be quite confusing. Hopefully you'll find the article usef ... → click to read more.
We are over the moon to be recently voted Best Organic Input Supplier at the 2013 Organic Consumer Choice Awards. The awards are run by The Centre for Organic Research & Education (CORE) and are designed to increase awareness of the benefits of organic products.
"For over 20 years OCP has b ... → click to read more.