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Mid Canterbury fertiliser spreading contractor embracing technology

When Jon Jackson reached school-leaving age he couldn’t get out of the classroom fast enough. That hasn’t stopped him from learning or becoming a technology …

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Starting our pasture to plate journey

OPINION (Barbara Kuriger): Like many of you, I’m so over the uninformed knockers of primary industries. People who are swayed by a headline, a social …

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Innovator looks for improvements

Jon Jackson’s desire to do things better, smarter and more efficiently has earned him a national award. He was named the Keith Andrews Trucks Innovation …

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Family devoted to industry

North Otago father-and-daughter John Schultz and Kylie Stenton were acknowledged recently at the New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers’ Association’s awards function. Business and rural editor Sally …

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Award winner, looking for a way to help farmers

The Keith Andrews Innovation Award winner at the 2022 NZ Groundspreaders Awards, Jon Jackson, is all too familiar with the innovator’s journey of trial and …

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Tested techniques to spread fertiliser efficiency

High fertiliser prices provide an opportunity to carefully consider soil fertility, nutrient needs and the calibration of spreaders, Ballance science strategy manager Warwick Catto says. …

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Spreadmark NZGFA members in the Autumn 2022 Business Rural magazine

Several NZGFA members have articles in the Autumn 2022 edition of the Business Rural magazine. ‘Huge growth’ on back of tech outlay’ – R & …

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Balancing sustainability with profit

Richard and Truus sold up in 2008 and “retired” to town, and Johan was leasing a farm. “They really missed farm life, so we waited …

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Groundspread NZ “our clients are doing it tough”

Reading MPI’s ‘Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries’ report (December 2021) over the weekend made for some interesting reading. Did you know that the average …

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