The Rata Blog

Discover innovations, news and tips from NZ's own farm machinery attachments manufacturer.

Aeration: Let Your Soil Breathe

Posted by Casey-lee Cranston on Jun 1, 2022 11:37:00 AM

Have a read of this great article written by Fish IT and hear what our Rata North Island Sales Rep, Cooper Walton has to say about Aeration.
https://fishit.co.nz/blog/aeration-let-your-soil-breathe/

 


Read More

Topics: Insider, Working Smarter, Soil Aeration & Drainage

The Best Farming Tips This Autumn

Posted by Casey-lee Cranston on Apr 20, 2022 9:31:50 AM

Have you ever thought about how excited cows get when Autumn hits?

They’re eager to get out of the heat (much like us). It starts to get cooler and the rain comes which means lots of green grass for the cows to enjoy. They get to relax as their milk starts to slow down ready for winter. The cows benefit from Autumn as this is a time where farmers spend less time milking and making the farm a comfortable place for cows to spend their days. By ensuring the paddock is well drained. 

Find out about how Rata can help https://bit.ly/3MkBW6H


Read More

Topics: Fertiliser Spreading, Pest & Disease Control, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Working Smarter, Soil Aeration & Drainage

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.


Read More

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!


Read More

Topics: Insider, Cultivation, Soil Aeration & Drainage