Up, up and away – Making Hay while the Sun Shines

This week, we’ve got something a bit special from our team in the Waikato to kick off the new year in style. Plus here’s a heads up that we currently have in really good stocks of conventional hay bales, socks and chemicals; so give your regional Sales Manager a bell on the contacts at the bottom of this communication for more information on those and all our other products and services.

Anyway, back to the Waikato, and If you’ve ever wondered about the potential for drone-technology in the Erosion Control and Environmental Protection arenas, then this next section, complete with links to some seriously thought-provoking onsite footage, will give you an idea about what’s possible.

Drone Spraying at Ruakura

We were tasked by Waterside Planters, a supplier to Tainui Group Holdings who own the 490ha Ruakura Industrial Superhub on the outskirts of Hamilton, to hydroseed the extensive swales prior to planting. The swales had to be sprayed to get rid of the equally extensive weed cover before we could do our work, a chore that would have necessitated days of laborious spraying by hand the traditional way. So, we thought outside the box. Actually, we thought above the box . . .

We enlisted the latest high tech drone spraying technology which did the job in a few hours and saved our client thousands of dollars. Of course this meant extensive Civil Aviation approvals around some high voltage power lines inside the city boundary, but it certainly helps when the guy flying the drone is actually a fully qualified pilot. Just check out the deft drone handling skills in the videos, which you can view by clicking hereThanks to Agdrone for a job well done!

As the swales run alongside the new walking and cycleways, we had to ensure there was no chance of any spray drift to early morning walkers or cyclists so picking the right weather was crucial something easier said than done given this summer’s topsy-turvy conditions.

For more information on our full range of products and services please visit our website here or pick up the phone and call our Sales Managers, Wes Lawrence (Auckland)  on 027 487 5929 or Kym Hickey (Waikato) on 021 199 3816 now.

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