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Some Posts Are Poles Apart

Posted by Glenn Walton on Jun 12, 2020 2:50:10 PM

Rural fencing has been a traditional trade for many years in New Zealand and is often a topic of conversation among farmers, often with robust discussion because a good fence is the difference between keeping livestock in the right paddock or not. It's one thing to have good gear like our Rata Log Forks to build a good fence, but to last the test of time it often comes down to the materials fencing crews or builders use. Here we talk particularly about the timber that should be considered before purchasing, before you build a good quality and enduring rural fence.

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Topics: Material Handling, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Farming technology

Timing is everything when spreading fertiliser

Posted by Glenn Walton on May 15, 2020 2:33:00 PM

So, when is the best time to apply fertiliser and what are the conditions that should be looked for in order to make the decision whether to apply the fertiliser or not? Here we'll provide some information on the key pointers to help farmers and growers to make these decisions.

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Topics: Insider, Fertiliser Spreading, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Working Smarter, Pasture & Crop Management, Farming technology

What is the best season to Subsoil Aerate? Spring vs. Autumn

Posted by Sam Searle on Apr 23, 2020 12:07:03 PM

"When is the best time to subsoil aerate?"

It’s a question we’re often asked by farmers looking to begin subsoil aeration.

Whilst the best time for aeration is typically understood to be Spring, there has also been some good reasons come to light in recent times that would support aeration your subsoil in Autumn.

The reasons for each are somewhat different, up for debate & really depend on each land owner's unique situation and soil type. In this blog we give a brief explanation of the reasons you should aerate in spring, and may also do in autumn.

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

Flow rate calculator makes fertiliser spreader calibration easy!

Posted by Sam Searle on Sep 9, 2019 12:29:26 PM

We've just made it easier to calibrate your fertiliser spreader! Back in August 2016 we published this blog: HOW TO CALIBRATE A FERTILISER SPREADER, even though it's helped many farmers to spread accurately, calculating the required flow rate needed to be made easier!

We've done that!

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