South Island Field Days Winter 2022

Foliar Feeding the Farm

Why changing to a foliar-based fertiliser system is good for business?

Monday 20 June 2022 – North Canterbury

Tuesday 21 June 2022 – Ashburton/Rakaia

Wednesday 22 June 2022 – Mayfield/Geraldine

Thursday 23 June 2022 – Otago/Oamaru

Friday 24 June 2022 – Southland

As fertiliser prices escalate across the world and regulations limit the amount of fertiliser farmers can put on, one method stands apart from the rest.

Foliar application of your fertiliser, whether it’s urea, ultra-fine particle fertilisers, effluent, seaweed, molasses, fish hydrolysate, and many others, is one-way dairy farmers can vastly improve their farms. The benefits are SIGNIFICANT from reducing input levels and saving significant amounts of money to growing more grass, producing more milk and beating government-imposed regulations.

Join the teams from Tow and Fert and TracMap, along with local contractors, fertiliser suppliers, fish hydrolysate suppliers, soil consultants and others at one of the fieldays above. Bring your questions and curiosities to learn how foliar applied fertiliser can benefit your farm.

ATTENDANCE IS FREE

No registration is required. See below for venue details.

Participating Companies

We are thrilled to partner with the following companies

Learn more about foliar applied fertiliser as we cover the following topics:

Save serious $$$ by reducing your 'N' inputs

Reducing your ‘N’ is the first step in reducing your inputs on the farm. Every farm can save thousands of $$$ and with prices forecast to head in only one direction, up, it simply makes sense to save on ‘N’.

Why foliar application works?

Foliar application of fertiliser is not new. In New Zealand, it has long been shot down as farmers have been indoctrinated into a ‘solid is the only way’ doctrine. Elsewhere in the world foliar fertiliser application is the predominant method of feeding the crops and soil.

What to expect from foliar application.

Changing the farm to a foliar application system is a simple change to make that can achieve big gains in a short period of time. But what should you expect? Talk to the experts and other farmers about how they did it and how you can do it too.

Applying foliar fertiliser little and often.

Little and often? What does it mean? With the Tow and Fert it means applying the products your pasture needs to grow when it needs it. Instead of one ‘dump’ of capital fert per year leading to waste, runoff, and leaching, spreading out the application of products over the course of the year can transform your farm and its outputs.

What products can go through a Tow and Fert?

The list is seemingly endless but all the suppliers at the Field Days supply suitable products that either dissolve in water or have a small enough particle size that the product can be held in suspension inside the Tow and Fert tank. Learn about what these are and how they work.

Proof of Placement.

With the spotlight moving increasingly to the proof of placement of fertiliser products farmers need to be able to prove where and what products have been applied. TracMap provides a system compatible with the Tow and Fert, enabling proof of placement for all your fert products.

How foliar application works with your soil?

Improving soil health is an essential part of farming in the modern world but how does foliar application improve soil health? Learn from the experts how you can improve this vital part of your farm.

ATTENDANCE IS FREE

No registration is required. See below for venue details.

MONDAY
June 20th 1 – 4pm

840 Hurunui
Bluff Rd
Nth Canterbury

Attending Companies

Tow and Fert
TracMap
JT AgSpreading
Liquid Fertiliser Solutions
BioMarinus
MainFert
Agraforum
Gordon Rajendram – Soil Scientist

TUESDAY
June 21st 1 – 4pm

1240 Morgans Road
Hororata

Attending Companies

Tow and Fert
TracMap
JT AgSpreading
Wairuna Ag
BioMarinus
MainFert
Agraforum
Gordon Rajendram – Soil Scientist

WEDNESDAY
June 22nd 1 – 4pm

6 Forks Road
Ashburton Forks

Attending Companies

Tow and Fert
TracMap
Sam Clearwater
Fert Solutions
BioMarinus
MainFert
Agrownomics – Canaan Ahu
Southern Humates
Magnify

THURSDAY
June 23rd 1 – 4pm

252 Andrews Road
Glenavy

Attending Companies

Tow and Fert
TracMap
Chalmers Ag Services
O’Rourke Foliar
Fox Fert
FishIt
MainFert
Soil Matters – Reagan Bayley
Southern Humates
Magnify

FRIDAY
June 24th 1 – 4pm

Otautau Connect
134 Main Street
Otautau

Attending Companies

Tow and Fert
TracMap
R & J AgriSpray
FishIt
Fert Wholesale Direct
Integrated Soils – Joel Williams
Southern Humates
Magnify

EVENT FORMAT

Each days Field Day will follow the following timetable.


 

1:00pm ⇒ Arrival

1:30pm ⇒ Welcome and presentations

2:00pm ⇒ Presentation by attending Soil Consultant/Agronomist/Scientist

– Gordon Rajendram – Soil Scientist (20th, 21st)
– Canaan Ahu – Agrownomics (22nd)
– Reagan Bayley – Soil Matters (23rd)
– Joel Williams – Integrated Soils (24th)

 

2:30pm ⇒ Attendees & guests mingle and chat with exhibitors

3:00pm ⇒ Drinks and nibbles

3:15pm ⇒ Panel Discussion with Q & A

3:30pm ⇒ Attendees & guests mingle and chat with exhibitors

4:00pm ⇒ Conclude event

 

For more information contact Jolyon Ludbrook at Tow and Fert on 021 828 791 or jolyon.ludbrook@metalform.co.nz

No registration is required. See above for venue details.

The Tow and Fert Times.

The Tow and Fert Times is a publication full of information for dairy farmers. Designed to help you with your nutrient management and fertiliser decisions, it is packed full of helpful information, case studies and helpful tips and tricks for the farm.

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