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

QUICKLEG for Mole Ploughs

Posted by Sam Searle on Sep 26, 2018 1:28:45 PM


The R&D team here at Rata have been working to perfect the design of our Mole Ploughs, what they've produced is a Mole Plough leg that does away with the need for any skieth, coulter or turf pre-cutting device!


Pull faster, Pull cleaner & even pull around corners!

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Topics: Soil Aeration & Drainage, Insider

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: Soil Aeration & Drainage, Working Smarter, Cultivation

Subsoil & Aeration Equipment

Posted by Glenn Walton on Sep 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Soil Aeration

Rata Panerazer

Soil aeration in pastures is particularly essential for healthy pasture growth, here’s why;

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

How To Aerate Soil Effectively

Posted by Glenn Walton on Nov 29, 2016 1:47:18 PM

Effective Soil Aeration:

The purpose of soil aeration is to overcome soil compaction and its effects. Soil Compaction is created from heavy machinery and livestock hooves. Heavy machinery can cause compaction below the surface while soil compaction from livestock can be nearer the surface.


Water ponding: A sure sign of soil compaction.


Do you have water ponding like this after break grazing cattle? This will be a difficult area of the paddock to work with…

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