Farmers, who had to struggle painfully though the first quarter of the year in the worst drought in 50 years, are now seeing relief – especially in the north where heavy rain and warm weather have combined.
Temperatures have been well above average for northern centres and combined with the rain the grass is starting to rocket up in places like Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Northland and Auckland especially – but also many other western and northern regions..
Agrissentials has been proudly promoting their brand at WeatherWatch.co.nz for a number of years now – and their product actually interests us – and we’re not getting paid extra to write this.
The long dry spell was tough on the farmer and that definitely reflected on the sale of fertiliser.
As the farmer’s production drops this affects their bottom line and in reality it also hits the nation’s pocket. NZ is reliant on our agriculture.
According to Agrissentials, adding to the drought problems is the “chemical abuse of our farming soils over the past 30 years”.
“Chemical production burns out the humus content (organic matter) of the soil. This valuable humus not only holds mineral in the soil but increases the water retention quality of the soil” they told WeatherWatch.co.nz.
Agrissentials has 20 years in the field and pioneering the use of rockdust in NZ, with Rok Solid multi-mineral, microbial rich live, living fertilisers, bring humus, health and vitality back to the soil giving the farmer a better chance to buffer drought conditions, keeping forage in front of his herd.
And better still – you don’t need to wait until the rain falls – this fertiliser is safe to put down on dry grass even if rain is weeks away.
For more information please visit www.agrissentials.com
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