Soil fungus product Parra Trooper hits the ground

A small farm business in Beechwood have released an innovative new soil fungus product.

Parra Trooper is a spray-on source of the beneficial native fungus Nigrosporaoryzae. Jeremy Bradley and Cathy Eggert market Parra Trooper as a soil ameliorant.

“Nigrospora oryzae is a very beneficial native soil organism. It helps with soil conditioning and improves nutrient cycling, moisture retention, carbon sequestration and helps control erosion,” said Jeremy.

NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) researchers have found N.oryzae in the crown rot that affects Giant Parramatta Grass and other closely related Weedy Sporobolus Grasses (WSG).

Whilst the presence of N. oryzae will not eliminate WSGs, research indicates that the Sporobolus weed burden can be reduced substantially.

The couple will hold a field day at Beechwood on Friday December 16 to explain the product and view results.  Call Cathy on 0448 562 024 or book via


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