This year’s Mystery Creek Fieldays was the platform for New Zealand pipe and irrigation specialists RX Plastics to launch their biggest range of pipe fittings yet for the farm irrigation market.The result of a year’s worth of research and development time, prototyping and tooling up, the injection moulded range is glass reinforced nylon, and will firmly cement the company’s position as New Zealand’s premier fittings manufacturer and distributor.
The well-known K-Line irrigation pods can be seen on larger farming properties all over New Zealand, but until now have usually required a consultation with an irrigation consultant to put in place. Manufacturers RX Plastics have now released a DIY Irrigation Farm Pack that makes this affordable irrigation option more accessible to smaller scale farmers.
Effluent runoff from dairy farms is an environmental hazard. When it rains, the nutrients in manure often flow off of fields and into nearby lakes and streams. These nutrients feed algae, which then flourishes and chokes off other pond life. To prevent this from happening, many governments and councils have instituted fines to punish farmers who allow runoff into the water system.