Agmin is the manufacturer and distributor of the most complete line of flowable, chelated micronutrients for the agricultural industry, we produce supplements for livestock and macro & micro nutrient products for all fertilizer crop needs.
Located in Geelong, Australia, Agmin comprises a state of the art laboratory and manufacturing facility. The Company’s mission is to continue its pioneering work in the application of chelating chemistry and to develop innovative products for commercial applications in agriculture and animal nutrition.
Agmin was formed in September 1985 after extensive research into fertilizer management practices. We established that farmers could increase productivity and improve the long term sustainability of their farming enterprise simply by changing their fertilizer practices from "building up" one or two nutrient levels in their soil to exposing nutrient deficiencies in their soil and "eliminating" them.
Agmin Chelates Pty. Ltd. (Agmin) commenced in 1983 in Geelong, Victoria. The company was started by means of investment by local farmers who were keen to have research conducted into developing cost effective methods of maximising their crops, through improved fertilizer programs.
Local farmers offered information along with soil and plant sample, to assist in Agmin’s research into nutritional deficiencies, which were often blamed for preventing increased crop production. Agmin’s continued research into the problem of trace element deficiencies has since resulted in fundamental changes in fertilizer programs, and a consequent improvement in crop yields and profits for farmers.
In 1985 Agmin was incorporated in Victoria and commenced a large-scale production of chelated (protected) micronutrients for the Agriculture industry. Various broadacre field trials in crop and pasture followed with excellent results observed using Agmin’s products. Horticultural trials were soon followed, as Agmin broadened its market coverage through to 1989.
Continued research into nutrient deficiencies saw a move into animal nutrition products, with the release of Nutrimin Mineral Drench in 1989. Nutrimin is a liquid mineral supplement formulated for the correction of trace element deficiencies, imbalances, and provides high absorption of minerals in ruminants. Nutrimin was the first dietary supplement for cattle and sheep available on the Australian market.
1990 saw the development of Agmin’s “Prescription Mix” products. A range of specifically tailored trace element fertilizers, which were formulated in response to micronutrient deficiencies highlighted by analytical testing. The introduction of the Prescription Mix range, enabled customers to have their soils tested for deficiencies and “fixed” in a one-stop visit to Agmin.
Another important development was in 1999 when the Cupricide range of Algicides was released onto the Australian market. Cupricide was developed on the request of many clients throughout Australia, who were seeking an alternative to copper sulphate as a solution to the problem of algal blooms. Copper sulphate has since been restricted in use by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an Algicide, due to its damaging effects to the environment. Cupricide on the other hand is registered by the APVMA, and is superior in every possible way to its predecessor.
Cupricide is widely used by Water Authorities, Catchment Management Associations, Government bodies, private residences and rural users.
Agmin have also released its latest development in the Cupricide Algicide range, called Kupramine, which is an improved formulation of the original product for a slightly differentiated application of controlling algae in wastewater.
As indicated by the company name, Agmin’s core products are agricultural minerals, or trace elements, which are used as foliar sprays and seed coatings for crop growers.
As mentioned above, Agmin’s original core business was providing analytical laboratory services for the agricultural and horticultural market. This function of the business, known as Aglab Services, tests for trace element deficiencies in soils and plant tissues. Customers provide samples of the soil or plant tissue they wish to have analysed, and the laboratory technicians, using state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, test the sample for required levels of trace elements relevant to the purpose of the sample.
Results will indicate to the customer the trace element deficiencies in the sample, and recommend appropriate solutions, such as the application of Prescription Mix Fertilisers. This is exactly how the product side of Agmin was established.
Aglab Services and Agmin Chelates have since operated concurrently, in providing both analytical services for identifying trace element deficiencies in soils and plants, and prescription-made fertilisers for correcting these deficiencies.
Due to the vision and dedication of Agmin’s Laboratory, Technical and Field trial teams, the company has grown continuously since inception. With unparalleled experience and understanding of the needs and requirements of the agricultural and horticultural markets, the research and product development team have worked constantly in researching and developing new and innovative products to better service an ever-growing customer base.
Agmin’s business locations
Agmin Head Office and Laboratory (Aglab Services) are located at:
32 Wattlepark Avenue, Moolap (near Geelong), Victoria, Australia.
Agmin manufacturing plants are conveniently located in the same street at:
37 and 60 Wattlepark Avenue.