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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

UTV v ATV - Which is best for farming?

Posted by Troy Walton on Jun 8, 2020 10:52:36 AM

Off-road vehicles have become indispensable in the agriculture world and farming in general has been redefined by the use of ATV’s and UTV’s in lieu of a tractor for smaller jobs.  Accessing every corner of the farm or large-scale station has become markedly easier over the years.  Horses gave way for 4x4’s and during the last 2 decades, 4x4’s have been swapped for all-terrain vehicles. Although not a direct replacement for a tractor, the ATV and UTV are both brilliant additions to your mode of transport for on-farm activities.

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Topics: Fertiliser Spreading, Working Smarter, 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