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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, Pasture & Crop Management, Working Smarter

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

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

How To Prevent Slug Damage To Pasture & Crops

Posted by Sam Searle on Mar 21, 2018 2:03:00 PM

 

Damage to pastures & crops by slugs is a great cost to farmers if they are not managed & kept under control, to the point of having devastating effects. 

 

The threat of slug damage is great at anytime of the year, however their numbers are greatest during spring, declining over summer then increase again in Autumn when weather conditions become favourable for them. Slugs will still be active during summer in areas with high rain fall that provides wet soils.

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