With winter fast approaching Simon Rollinson from Water Solutions recommends to plan ahead and protect your investment.
There will always be operational faults that need to be sorted, but with the kiwifruit harvest and the milking season finishing up, there is plenty to be thinking about to ensure everything is ready for next season, says Simon.
“A bit of preparation can go a long way to ensure you have a system set to go when you need it – saving both time and money,” he says.
“For the dairy farmers, now’s the perfect time to carry out rubberware replacement and book in for a compulsory Milking Machine Testing. Vacuum pumps can also be winterised so they don’t seize or rust internally after sitting idle for a period of time.
“For the Orchards, frost protection is becoming the next priority and reflecting on the extremely dry summer we’ve had, many are ensuring they have adequate irrigation in place before it is needed again. Customers who added irrigation to existing orchards for the last season have seen gains in yield on their latest crops, and we are fielding even more enquiries this year.”
Simon says monitoring and automation are becoming popular, especially with the systems that are currently available allowing you to keep tabs on what is happening remotely. From weather stations to milk temp monitoring, there is a solution for almost all situations.
Minimising production losses is paramount in maximising profits regardless of the industry you are in, says Simon.
“Installing and servicing systems before they are needed goes a long way to protecting your investment.
“And if you're looking for employment in the field, Water Solutions are on the search for another outstanding team member.”