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New Tool for Farmers to Manage Effluent Application

2nd October 2012

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New Tool for Farmers to Manage Effluent Application

Farmhelp is a recently developed mobile farming app with powerful calculators to assist farmers in determining the effluent loading they apply to the land.

There is mounting pressure internationally for farmers to effectively manage the application of farm effluent. Local governments are increasingly enforcing compliance and creating new policies for change. In New Zealand, one regional body is claiming 10% of farmers within the region are non compliant in nutrient management practices. Another states that 440 out of 900 farmers will be affected by newly introduced nutrient management levels within the region. This could mean costly court proceeding for farmers for non compliance. The Farmhelp smartphone application has a simple and effective tool that manages the complex mathematical calculations needed while farmers are out on the farm. They are designed to reduce errors and deal with non compliance issues. Specifically for nutrient management, the Farmhelp app allow farmers and farm workers to calibrate the spray irrigator while determining NPK levels being applied on an annual basis.

The app is free to download and available on almost any Android smartphone.

ENDS

www.farmhelp.co.nz

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