Fer­tiliser ap­pli­ca­tion busi­ness good news for cane farm­ers

Whitsunday Times - - BETTER BUSINESS -

FOURTH gen­er­a­tion cane farmer Danny Atkin­son has launched a new fer­tiliser ap­pli­ca­tion busi­ness to help cane farm­ers across the re­gion dur­ing this year’s har­vest.

Mr Atkin­son said the new five tonne stool split­ter was pur­pose built for gran­u­lar fer­tiliser ap­pli­ca­tion and grub con­trol and had per­formed ex­tremely well since the start of the sea­son in July.

“The busi­ness is open to all cane farm­ers but we also have a great ar­range­ment with Ravens­down Fer­tiliser Aus­tralia that will make the or­der­ing, ap­pli­ca­tion and pay­ments of fer­tiliser for their share­hold­ers com­pletely has­sle free,” he said.

Ravens­down Fer­tiliser Aus­tralia ac­count man­ager of Mackay/ Proser­pine, Wayne Berginey, said Mr Atkin­son was the per­fect fit for the new busi­ness.

“Know­ing the sugar in­dus­try and know­ing the ne­ces­sity of good tim­ing and ef­fi­ciency when it comes to fer­tiliser ap­pli­ca­tion and grub con­trol can mean the dif­fer­ence be­tween be­ing good at your job or be­ing one of the best,” he said.

“For our share­hold­ers there is an added bonus that when they or­der their fer­tiliser we can book Danny and his equip­ment at the same time.”

The new five-tonne stool split­ter ap­pli­ca­tor was man­u­fac­tured by Rin­audo En­gi­neer­ing and de­liv­ered to the Fox­dale prop­erty last month.

The stool split­ter is strong, self- load­ing and ef­fi­cient with a vari­able width ap­pli­ca­tion, vari­able rate and a grub con­trol ap­pli­ca­tor.

Mr Berginey said all cane farm­ers knew the im­por­tance of util­is­ing up-to-the minute tech­nol­ogy to en­sure eco­nom­i­cal, ef­fi­cient and ac­cu­rate ap­pli­ca­tion of fer­tiliser.

Danny Deguara from GPS So­lu­tions also sup­plied guid­ance and con­trol equip­ment for the unit to pro­vide proof of map­ping to as­sure ac­cu­rate ap­pli­ca­tion in line with Best Man­age­ment Prac­tise (BPM) re­quire­ments. Mr Atkin­son’s wife Kar­lee will also be join­ing the busi­ness han­dling book­ings, ac­counts and ad­min­is­tra­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion or to make a book­ing, call Danny Atkin­son on 0418 752 607 or 4945 4442.

NEW VEN­TURE: Fourth gen­er­a­tion cane farmer Danny Atkin­son, with his fa­ther Joe and brother Tom, in front of his new five-tonne stool split­ter and trac­tor which will be ap­ply­ing fer­tiliser across Proser­pine re­gion's cane farms this week. Photo Con­trib­uted

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