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Variable Rate Technology
With Farmers Air
Variable rate (VR) is a new technology that helps aerial top dressers apply the right amount of fertiliser to the right parts of hill country farms to reduce nutrient run off, minimise input costs for farmers by avoiding wasteful application to unproductive land, and promote environmental sustainability.
VR takes into account slopes, sensitive land, boundaries, aspect, stocking rate, soil fertility, production yield. It connects wirelessly to the plane’s computer which automatically controls the door release.
How does it benefit me?
VR allows you to be more efficient and effective in the way you spread your fertiliser saving you money. You can then deploy fertiliser you might have previously spread on sensitive or unproductive land and make it go further on more productive yielding areas.
VR also provides you with accurate and precise proof of placement.
By using VR you are protecting yourself from the volatility of fertiliser prices by only using what you need, and nothing you don’t. That’s a win for you, your bank balance and the environment.
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“Their focus on safety is in another league to the rest – you simply can’t fault them on this front.”
Taaheke and Waihina Stations
The Farmer’s Air team take over the entire process, they work in with our Fert rep and transport operator to get the job done, this takes a huge load off my shoulders. I know I can rely on them to get the job done safely and to a high standard every year.”
Tauwhareparae Farms Limited
“Their technology is industry leading – they’re always working on this aspect of their business.