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Subsoil Aerators V Aerators - The difference & why it matters

Posted by Sam Searle on Aug 31, 2021 3:59:34 PM

In this month’s blog we thought we’d briefly address the difference there is between ‘Subsoil Aeration’ & ‘Aeration’ – yes, that one additional word makes a big difference!

Often when agricultural landowners first become interested in Subsoil Aeration due to the many benefits it offers, a common point of confusion can be around figuring the difference between a ‘Subsoil Aerator’ and an ‘Aerator’ and how they differ in application & final result.

Ultimately, the difference is in the one single additional word ‘Subsoil’ so let’s see what that means.


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Topics: Pasture & Crop Management, Soil Aeration & Drainage

Rata acquires KLOUGH machinery manufacturer…

Posted by Troy Walton on Jan 31, 2021 8:08:01 PM

Ok, we’ll be upfront about this, it all happened over 2 decades ago but still makes for some interesting reading!


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Topics: Insider, Cultivation, Soil Aeration & Drainage

West Coast Farmers benefit from Aeration gear

Posted by Cooper Walton on Nov 23, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Watch the video below to see a selection of West Coast farmers happily operating Rata Aeration equipment to improve pasture growth and make their lives easier!


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

Long Term Results From Mole Ploughing

Posted by Glenn Walton on Aug 28, 2020 5:00:00 PM

There are many benefits to be had from improving drainage in fields. Regardless of the crop or pasture being grown, too much soil moisture can hinder or reduce the performance of the yield. Timing is important when mole ploughing because the soil moisture is critical to the overall success of the operation. We have put together some tips that will enhance your mole ploughing activities and the outcome to make your agriculture more profitable.


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