All R and R Spreading trucks are fitted with a Topcon X20 computer which was supplied and installed by Auto Sparks, Ashburton. These units are capable of Variable Rate Spreading.
The benefits of Variable Rate Spreading include:
Fertiliser Cost Savings
GPS sampling identifies areas in paddocks where nutrient deficiency is affecting the yield. There may be areas where levels are high so that less or even no fertiliser need be applied. Your chosen agronomy provider will create easy to use nutrient maps to highlight these areas. This data is then loaded into the Topcon X20 unit. The adjustment in rates happen automatically when passing over these different areas. This technology eliminates double ups and every part of the paddock receives only the nutrients required, saving you money. This service is available by contacting Agronomy Solutions, SmartAg Solutions, or Agri Optics.