Advice, tips & news for farmers who want to 'work smarter'

How to prevent & repair winter pugging damage in pastures

Posted by Sam Searle on Apr 24, 2019 10:05:00 AM

Pugging and compaction damage is somewhat inevitable on a lot of farms throughout winter as muddy, water logged paddocks are trafficked by machinery and high concentrations of stock, often reducing a pastures production and in worse cases, churning the field into a waterlogged mud hole.

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Topics: Tips, Hacks & How To's, Pasture & Crop Management, Soil Aeration & Drainage

Farming tips to help you prepare for a summer dry spell

Posted by Sam Searle on Nov 5, 2018 9:30:00 AM

As we head into another New Zealand summer, the forecasters are picking rainfall and temperatures to be normal or just below, with the East Coast to bear the brunt of any dry spell.

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Topics: Tips, Hacks & How To's, Working Smarter, Pasture & Crop Management

5 Tips For Effective Fertiliser Spreading

Posted by Sam Searle on Jun 1, 2018 3:14:00 PM

Spreading fertilisers doesn't require a great deal of complication, however if you want to achieve maximum results a little effort will take you a long way. Below we have put 5 of the many tips we have gathered from Farmers, Contractors, Spread rate testers & Researchers over the last little while.

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Topics: Fertiliser Spreading, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Pasture & Crop Management

How To Spread Slug Bait Effectively For Greatest Protection Of Crops & Pasture

Posted by Sam Searle on Apr 9, 2018 4:20:54 PM


Slug bait is regarded & proven to be the most effective method for controlling slugs in pasture & cropping situations. It's important you know how to spread it effectively in order to get the best coverage & results to afford your crops the maximum protection. Spread methods, spread patterns, and knowing the real application rates are all important factors to ensure the job is done properly.

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Topics: Pest & Disease Control, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Pasture & Crop Management