- Commercial Manager Spain
- Crop Farm Manager Sharjah
- Commercial Manager Soft Fruits
- Senior Commercial Manager
- Assistant Nursery Manager - Tasmania, Australia
- Tissue Culture Lab / Operations Manager - Victoria, Australia
- Irrigation Manager - Tasmania or Victoria
- Chief Executive Officer Hortifrut IG Berries
- Head of Operations - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Greenhouse grower / production manager - Brazil
Top 5 -yesterday
- Danish robots make up for labour shortages on farms across Europe and further afield
- Australian-first Reemoon Fruscan 7 blemish grading technology already achieving improved quality
- Supermarket shortages could worsen as Australian growers brace for rain
- Rain affects the quantity of ginger in the market, and the price is on the strong side
- Pure Harvest Smart Farms secures USD $180.5 million from global investors to fund expansion
Top 5 -last week
Top 5 -last month
- How a safari camp in the heart of Kenya’s Masai Mara is harvesting 200kg monthly
- A very crowded European avocado market
- Kenya has surpassed South Africa as Africa’s top avocado exporter
- "We have lost 80% of our stone fruit production this year"
- "The soil of Zimbabwe seems to be magical for blueberries”
NZ: Improved work safety in the groundspread fertiliser industry
“New Zealand has a uniquely hazardous working environment for fertiliser groundspreaders. Mother Nature has sent us every obstacle possible. Drought conditions in particular have had a big impact on the industry.
“The chevron tyres on the majority of our spreaders require some softness in the land to give heavy vehicles traction - predominantly as they negotiate steeper terrain. The hardness of the land has made slopes that previously could be negotiated safely, potentially dangerous. To add to the mix; after any shower of rain - or even heavy dew, the surface becomes extremely slippery which is treacherous for our vehicles. We have experienced good growth this year with regular rain - the flip side of that being pasture paddocks need to be treated with caution.
“As the industry organization representing groundspreaders, NZGFA is committed to doing all it can to assist,” Stuart Barwood said. “This winter alone, NZGFA has put several hundred spreader drivers through safety training courses run by qualified instructors. All participants are given the NZGFA Safety Manual which outlines the varying hazards fertiliser groundspreaders encounter on the job.
“Spreading fertiliser can be a dangerous business. It is our aim to make every driver of a fertiliser spreader aware and trained in the hazards that can exist and more importantly, how to handle them.
We strive for constant improvement and as such NZGFA has also recently reviewed and updated its Driver Safety Manual. NZGFA will continue our commitment to improve industry safety standards” Stuart Barwood said.
For more information:
New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers' Association
Tel: +64 3 685 8583
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