Thursday, June 13, 2024


Bio pellets from The Plant Runner, a certified organic slow-release fertiliser made from a combination of seaweed and frass. (Image: Karen Smith)

Black soldier flies eating our food waste

By Bruce Thompson

Native to South America but naturalised in most parts of the world, Black Soldier Flies (Hermetia illucens) are being used in Australia to convert food waste into stockfeed and fertiliser.

Commonly sighted around compost bins and worm farms, unlike houseflies (Musca domestica) black soldier flies do not have a mouth-piece meaning they don’t bite and can’t transmit diseases so there’s no health risk posed to humans.… Continue reading

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