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Challenging Terrain

Getting BioAgPhos® onto your hills & valleys.

Slobodan Vujovic BioAg Area Manager

Since the 1950s, fertiliser and ameliorants have been spread using planes and more recently helicopters. In hilly and remote terrain this is common, allowing farmers better use of more of their land. While sometimes it isn’t easy to locate someone to do aerial spreading, at BioAg, we know some long-term experienced operators who can do the job!

Jason Neutze, Director and Chief Pilot at MAS Agwork, has a 30-year history of aerial spreading of Reactive Rock Phosphate in NSW and Victoria. Jason sees the main advantage of aerial application is that it is a very simple process. The farmer simply needs to order the product from BioAg or their distributor, and Jason and his team will take care of the rest.

The product is applied with great precision due to the plane’s ability to fly in a constant line, at constant speed above the terrain. Pilot skill and experience are critical here as the aircraft is guided by a highly trained and qualified pilot with the most up-to-date GPS technology. Spreading fertilisers by plane is a fast and effective process with average output of 100 tonnes per day.

“My clients use MAS Agwork to spread the whole or part of their farm where no other method of spreading is possible due to the terrain challenges, or sometimes a combination of steep terrain and the ground too wet.”

– Matt Helder, Agronomist at Dindi Ag and BioAg partner