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Hear how farmers are using their Tow and Fert around the world.

Farmers around the world are applying a wide range of inputs through the Tow and Fert range of liquid foliar sprayers. From Urea mixed with lime flour to biological compounds, compost teas, and fish products, small seeds, and more. We talk to a wide range of farmers to hear their stories, learn their mixes and share their results.

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Joel Williams on the Efficiency of Foliar Nitrogen – Tow and Fert – Webinar

Tow and Fert hosts renowned soil and plant health educator - Joel Williams for a presentation and Q&A on foliar nitrogen efficiency....
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Ultra Fine Particle Fertiliser, Suspended in Liquid, will improve your soil pH

Andrew de Lautour, Soil Scientist and founder of PFP Fertilisers, producers of Ultra Fine Particle Fertilisers, gives us his insight into the importance of soil pH. In the past, nutrients...
Podcast

Fert Focus Podcast Episode 4: Joining the Dots… with Grant Richards of NEWTRITION

Grant Richards is a man on a mission. A trained animal and human nutritionist and agronomist Grant's work has taken him all over New Zealand helping farmers turn around their...
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Phosphorus is critical to soil health – what are the ‘P’ options available to farmers?

One of a few products that does not go through the Tow and Fert is Super Phosphate. There are alternatives for Phosphate application. Below, 2 companies; PFP Fertiliser and Fertilizer...

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Farmer Story

Rhys Roberts of Align Farms

Align Farms drops under 190 units N/Ha limitation one year before they need to. Rhys Roberts, CEO of Align Farms, knew they needed to change their nutrient programme. He and...

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Fert Focus Podcast Episode 5.A – Bonus: Fish Hydrolysate as a Bio-Stimulant – with Richard Diack of FishIt

On the back of our Podcast with Georgie Galloway, who has used FishIt with great success on her farm we talk to Richard Diack General Manager of FishIt about their...
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Fert Focus Podcast Episode 8: Contracting with a Tow and Fert Multi 4000 with Chris Reymer of Reymer Ag Services.

For ten years Chris Reymer has been applying liquidised nitrogen products using a mixing station and boom sprayer. One of his workers, frustrated at clogging nozzles, found the Tow and...
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Getting to grips with Carbon: Written by Graham Shepherd of BioAgriNomics

From soil carbon to carbon sequestration and carbon credits, carbon is an area of agriculture that farmers need to understand but can sometimes create confusion....
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Fert Focus Podcast Episode 5: Wintering in the Deep South – with Georgie Galloway.

Georgie Galloway has come a long way in the last few years. Running a wintering farm with her boss Graeme in Southland, Georgie has been the catalyst for change and...
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Fert Focus Podcast Episode 4: Joining the Dots… with Grant Richards of NEWTRITION

Grant Richards is a man on a mission. A trained animal and human nutritionist and agronomist Grant's work has taken him all over New Zealand helping farmers turn around their...
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Anatomy of a Tow and Fert: An Interview with Metalform’s Campbell Easton

In this article we interview Campbell Easton, Managing Director at Metalform about how the Tow and Fert came to be....
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Nozzle Testing on the Tow and Fert

We’ve been working hard in our R&D area to refine our Tow and Fert range, ensuring it meets modern standards for fertilizer placement. This video is a brief summary of...

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A Nutritionists Holistic Approach: Grant Richards is on a mission to change farming for the better.

A commercial nutritionist’s “hands on” approach to value adding on dairy farms with foliar spray systems....
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Fert Focus Podcast Episode 13: Autumn Fert Programs, Round Length & Cover PLUS Live Q&A With Canaan Ahu From Soil Matters.

Autumn Fert Programmes, Round Length and Cover all important topics leading into winter months.......
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Fert Focus Podcast Episode 12: Soil Matters with Canaan Ahu: A deeper dive into the Align Farms Regen Trial

In our second episode of Fert Focus we chatted to Canaan about the Align Farms Regen Trial so, one year on we sat down with him again to talk about...
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Handover Video: The Multi 1200

Watch this informative video with Michael Smith to learn how the Tow and Fert Multi 1200 operates. Watch on Youtube.

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Farmer Story

Ricky Taylor – Tow and Fert Contractor

Ricky Taylor and his wife Rebecca wanted to get into contracting fertiliser application in the liquid fertiliser space – they could clearly see that change was coming and they wanted...

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Fert Focus Podcast Episode 10: The Massey University – Whenua Haumanu – Regenerative/Conventional Farming Trial with Professor Dan Donaghy and Research Technician Ben Carter

In this episode Mike and Jolyon catch up with Dan and Technician Ben Carter to talk about the early stages of the trial, what they are doing, measuring and how...
Farmer Story

Allan Marx

Tow and Fert’s versatility has led to significantly increased milk production for Allan Marx. Nestled below Mount Egmont in Taranaki Allan Marx’s dairy farm was running a conventional style, pasture...

Farmer Story

Josh Stephens

Saving on inputs of ‘N’ on his own farm mean Josh Stephens is producing more milk and saving $$$. Josh Stephens of Camperdown in Victoria, Australia runs a 900-acre, 430-cow...

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Farming for the Future: Developing a Better Business

How do farmers build resilient, environmentally friendly and profitable businesses? The vision is (not so) clear. Navigating your way through the various methodologies, nutrient systems and products of dairy and...

Farmer Story

Robin & Torin Nicolson

Explore how Robin & Torin Nicolson, a father-son farming duo, achieved remarkable results with the Tow and Fert Multi 1200, inspired by science and driven by significant cost savings. Learn...
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Joel Williams on the Efficiency of Foliar Nitrogen – Tow and Fert – Webinar

Tow and Fert hosts renowned soil and plant health educator - Joel Williams for a presentation and Q&A on foliar nitrogen efficiency....
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For the health of your soil: Humates are the perfect complement for increased efficiency of fertilisers when using your Tow and Fert. 

Humates are a pure form of organic matter, resulting from an accumulation of decayed forest and other carbon rich plant material that have been compressed and preserved over the ages. They...

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The Tow and Fert Multi 1000 featured on Baldy’s Farm Youtube Channel

Go check out the full video where he showcases the Tow and Fert Multi 1000 and how he is utilising the machine for foliar fertiliser application. James Herrick is a...

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Ultra Fine Particle Fertiliser, Suspended in Liquid, will improve your soil pH

Andrew de Lautour, Soil Scientist and founder of PFP Fertilisers, producers of Ultra Fine Particle Fertilisers, gives us his insight into the importance of soil pH. In the past, nutrients...
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Its not all about ‘N’: Getting off the ‘N’ Death Cycle and on the Healthy Soil Wagon with Canaan Ahu

Contributor Article by Canaan Ahu Canterbury is often seen to be the promised land for dairy farming as we have the ability to irrigate the land and, when combined with...

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Handover Video: The Multi 2800 & Multi 4000

This video will give you an overview of how the Tow and Fert Multi 2800 and Multi 4000 operates.

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Fert Focus Podcast Episode 7: Where’s the Science? Here’s the Science! – A review of presentations by Canaan Ahu and Joel Williams

In late June of 2022, the Tow and Fert team joined up with some of the leading companies working in the foliar space to run a series of field days...
Farmer Story

Cam Shepherd

Mike catches up with Cam Shepherd, a relatively new Multi 1200 owner of 9 months. In this video Mike talks to Cam about the results he has seen on the...

Farmer Story

Graham Clay – Tow and Fert Contractor

Discover how Graham Clay revolutionised his dairy farm and contracting business using BioLink and the Tow and Fert Multi 2800, achieving efficiency gains and higher yields with more nutritious grass....
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The Future of Farming – Regenerative Agriculture with Integrity Soils

Beneath the grass lies a complex ecosystem that farmers must pay more attention to. Regenerative agriculture is taking the world by storm as producers look to optimise nutrients, reduce inputs,...

Farmer Story

Scott Charmley

Growing more grass and producing an extra $11,000 in Milk Solids in less than three months of ownership. Owning the Tow and Fert Multi 500 has resulted in more grass...

Farmer Story

Tim & Tom Hopkins Tow and Fert Multi 4000

Tim Hopkins was one of the first farmers to purchase and use the Tow and Fert Multi 1200 3-point linkage machine on his machine. Shortly after purchase, he added a...

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Fert Focus Podcast Episode 1: Review of the Align Farms Regenerative Trial and Miah Smith’s Atiamuri Regenerative Farm Webinar

Episode One of Fert Focus presented us with two fantastic opportunities to review the farming practices of Align Farms in Ashburton, New Zealand and Miah Smith's Wilith Farm in Atiamuri...
Farmer Story

Amy Stokes

Seeking change, Amy and the family farms made significant changes to grow more grass and produce more milk. Just outside of Christchurch, Amy Stokes runs the family farm at Waikuku. Consisting of...

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Fert Focus Podcast Episode 9: ‘Painting the Ground’ with Fertec Australia and Durell Hammond.

In this episode, we talk to Durell Hammond, Agronomist, and entrepreneur about how he and his company Fertec, are changing the game of fertilizer application in the horticulture industry in...
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Fert Focus Podcast Episode 2: The Future of Farming and The Align Farms Virtual Field Day Review with Canaan Ahu

Earlier this year we caught up with Canaan Ahu of Agrownomics to talk about the Future of Farming and to review the Align Farms Virtual Field day from last year (2021)....
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A Revolution in Fertiliser Application Practices – The origin of the world’s most versatile sprayer: The Tow and Fert

Learn more about how the Tow and Fert system came about....
Farmer Story

Michael Parks

At Heriot Farm Park, Michael Parks needed an easier way to apply liquid Nitrogen. What he didn’t expect was how versatile the Tow and Fert 1200 would be....
Farmer Story

Georgie Galloway

BIG IMPROVEMENTS DOWN ON THE FARM In 2015 Georgie Galloway joined Graham Marshall and his partner Gail as farm manager on their mixed farming 160-hectare farm just outside of lnvercargill....

Farmer Story

Jeff & Petri Bellamy

Jeff and Petri Bellamy’s farming journey has changed direction, with some amazing results. Coming from a system 5 farm with 850 cows in the heart of the Waikato to a...

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Fert Focus Podcast Episode 6: Taking your questions with Michael Smith.

Join us for an engaging Q&A session with ex-dairy farmer and Tow and Fert contractor Michael Smith, along with Neil Parker, Australian Sales Manager. Get insights on Tow and Fert...
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Handover Video: The Multi 500

This video will give you an overview of how the Tow and Fert Multi 500 operates. The Tow and Fert is a versatile liquid foliar sprayer with quick return on investment....
Farmer Story

Owen Billing

Reducing ‘N’ inputs has been only one way Owen Billing has benefitted from a change in system. Owen Billing has always looked to do things differently. In the early 2000’s...

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Fert Focus Podcast Episode 3: Testing and Measuring with Jeff Rutten of JT AgSpreading

Jeff Rutton started JT AgSpreading shortly after selling the family farm. In this episode, Mike and Jolyon quiz Jeff on what he has seen on-farm, why the results he sees...
Farmer Story

Miah Smith

The return on investment in the Tow and Fert Multi 2800 for Miah Smith from Atiamuri has been less than 18 months. Atiamuri in the central North Island is a...

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Phosphorus is critical to soil health – what are the ‘P’ options available to farmers?

One of a few products that does not go through the Tow and Fert is Super Phosphate. There are alternatives for Phosphate application. Below, 2 companies; PFP Fertiliser and Fertilizer...
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Granular and FPA (Fine Particle) Urea Research

Research carried out to determine the efficacy of both granular and fine particle application of urea on rye grass....
Farmer Story

Rob Davies Customer Story with a Multi 2800

Our European distributor Leslie Dwyer, catches up with Rob Davies in Wales and discusses the Tow and Fert support services available in the UK. Rob’s family dairy farm is based...

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Handover Video: The Multi 1000

This video will give you an overview of how the Tow and Fert Multi 1000 operates. Watch on Youtube.

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Using the Tow and Fert to apply mag oxide and lime flour

Watch Hamish talk about how he can mix both mag oxide and lime flour in the Tow and Fert suspended in water. All without blockages and dust!...
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