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How Subsoil Aeration Works

Posted by Sam Searle on Aug 30, 2019 3:53:00 PM

Over time as stocking rates have increased, machinery and implements become heavier and larger, along with repeated tillage operations many farmers have begun to see their pasture growth and crop yeilds decrease due to subsoil compaction issues. Subsoil compaction is easily overcome with aeration, read on to find out how subsoil aeration works.

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Topics: Cultivation, Pasture & Crop Management, Soil Aeration & Drainage

Hakataramea Valley Contractor chooses Rata Discs

Posted by Sam Searle on May 28, 2019 12:27:39 PM

The Hakataramea Valley in the Central South Island is renown for its rugged soils, arid landscapes and at times harsh weather - all together making it a challenging area to farm or operate an agricultural contracting business. When Ben Scott Contracting based in the Hakataramea Valley was looking for a new set of Offset Discs part of the criteria was a machine that could get the job done no matter what the conditions were in order to provide for all farming clients in the surrounding area.

Read on and listen to find out why they chose Rata.

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Topics: Cultivation, Working Smarter

Subsoil Aeration Benefits

Posted by Sam Searle on Aug 29, 2018 3:03:40 PM

 

Advantages of subsoil aeration are not widely known among the New Zealand farming community, so here in this blog we aim to spell out how subsoiling & aerating your soils can help you increase pasture & crop yields by 22%

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Topics: Cultivation, Working Smarter, Soil Aeration & Drainage

What Cultivator Should You Use For The Job?

Posted by Sam Searle on Feb 28, 2018 2:59:22 PM

Cultivator types for you to consider

When it comes to Cultivating your paddocks there are several implement options you have at your disposal to get the job done. But first lets consider the purpose of cultivating your soil so we know what we need.

 

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Topics: Cultivation