Hexafly CEO Alvan Hunt and Green Connection independent agronomist Pablo Canales-Prati discuss with Horticulture Week editor Matthew Appleby the fascinating subject of vertical insect farming.
Hexafly is Ireland’s only vertical insect farm and is accredited by the Department of Agriculture, Food and The Marine.
Hexafly farms the Black Soldier Fly using industrial food waste to make a range of protein derivatives called Hexameal, Hexaoil, Hexafrass and Hexagrubs.
Hunt explains what insect castings/chitin are and why have we not heard about them until now. He also tells us how insect fertiliser is helping fight climate change.
Canales-Prati explains how the chitin in Hexafrass activates the natural immune defence system of plants, the specific nutritional attributes of Hexafrass and how they compare with standard organic fertilisers, and the changes growers and gardeners can expect on their soils after continuous use of Hexafrass.
He also explains how Hexafrass could help soil and plants and the best way to apply it.
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