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

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

How to prevent & repair winter pugging damage in pastures

Posted by Sam Searle on Apr 24, 2019 10:05:00 AM

Pugging and compaction damage is somewhat inevitable on a lot of farms throughout winter as muddy, water logged paddocks are trafficked by machinery and high concentrations of stock, often reducing a pastures production and in worse cases, churning the field into a waterlogged mud hole.

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

How to use the Rata Dealer Locator

Posted by Sam Searle on Nov 14, 2018 12:25:02 PM

Finding your nearest Rata or Vogal dealer has never been easier!

After listening to what our end users & dealers wanted from a 'Locator' we've got the all new locator live, in the event of any confusion, here is how you use it!

Read on to see the 3 very simple steps required to show your nearest Rata Dealer!

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Topics: Insider, Tips, Hacks & How To's

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, Working Smarter, Pasture & Crop Management