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Fertiliser Application

Helicopter applied granular, fine particle fertiliser and liquid fertiliser

Fertiliser is the lifeblood of the land, and timing is everything. You need to get that fertiliser on when you the need grass. Using a helicopter ensures the fertiliser is applied on time regardless of the weather.

Our distribution pattern is very even and we have good control on keeping your valuable product out of our precious waterways and in the productive areas. Our loading systems and application equipment are fast and effective using GPS technology for perfect placement and accountability.

The two main types of fertiliser PHL apply are granular and fine particle suspension. Both have their place depending on where your crop is, what's happening on it, and what you want to do with it. Good knowledge of soil and plant composition is a great starting point.

The PHL Advantage

Benefits of Fine Particle Fertiliser Application

Dramatically increase dry matter production

Improve soil condition and biological activity

Deliver nutrients and trace elements to plants

Increased production and animal condition

Reduce leaching and emissions

Increase water use efficiency

Almost zero waste of fertiliser

Up to 500 times more effective

Fine Particle Fertiliser Application (FPA)

Fertiliser is one of the more expensive inputs for most farmers. That's why we've teamed up with local NZ company FPA to offer fine particle application of fertiliser that can turn a low-grade granular fertiliser product into a high-grade refined product and make fertiliser application up to twice as effective than granular application.

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Fine Particle Fertiliser Application with PHL

Combined with converting granular fertiliser into a more productive product, another benefit of FPA is that vital nutrients and trace elements such as copper, cobalt and selenium, can be added to the mix to be applied at the same time. Without the FPA process the cost of these elements would be prohibitive using the standard granular application method.

What is Fine Particle Application (FPA)?

It's important to understand that FPA is not a fertiliser product or additive but an application technology designed to improve fertiliser efficiency and performance through greater surface coverage of fertiliser on the ground, achieving more grass per kg of nutrient applied than traditional application methods. Sounds pretty good, right? Then read on.

FPA achieves complete surface coverage and penetration of the fertiliser immediately, removing the ‘hit and miss’ approach of isolated granules, which rely on rain or irrigation to break down and supply nutrients and trace elements to plants. This means no longer are you constrained to seasonal and weather conditions to give your crops what they need to grow.

How Fine Particle Application (FPA) Works

Prior to application the granular fertiliser is ground into a fine particle form with our custom-made micronising hammer mill. This results in a uniform particle size while also transforming a mix of different fertilisers into a high quality compound blend.

This fertiliser is then loaded into one a slurry bucket and attached to one of our helicopters with a long line. Alternatively, the mix is transferred to tanks feeding a spreader bar before being applied to pasture where it is absorbed into the soil and becomes available for uptake by plants almost immediately.

To find out more about fine particle application please visit FPA's website

Granulated Fertiliser Application

We're probably talking to the already converted but we recommend a granular application when you need even mass distribution. It's ideal for applying bulk phosphates, lime, general fertiliser and nitrogen, phosphate, potassium, sulphur and calcium in granular form.

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Granulated Fertiliser Application with PHL

We have an extensive range of dry application buckets depending on what you need applied, and where. We also have all the gear required for loading your fertiliser into the helicopter bucket including a truck and trailer unit capable of carrying 500kg of dry granular fertiliser and our state-of-the-art super speedy conveyor loader.

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