Sackett-Waconia Commissions New Precision Fertilizer Blending® Facility in New Zealand


Sackett-Waconia announced the launch of the second Precision Fertilizer Blending® facility by Ravensdown in New Plymouth, NZ. The new facility has gone into production this month and will soon be offering its customers custom blends of fertilizers tailored from their soil test results. 

Using these precise blends in conjunction with precision spreading technology and digital mapping system is all about enabling smarter farming, according to Ravensdown. 

The site has enclosed operations for mixing, handling, and bagging fertilizers to reduce dust and prevent trucks tracking product out. In addition, the company says, all storm water on site is collected using a site water capture and bioremediation system to strip nutrients from the water.

Greg Campbell, CEO of Ravensdown, said “We import over 100,000 tons of mineral fertilizers through the local port each year, supplying 150,000 tons to approximately 4300 farms. We also have strong control of our supply chain, from the port through our 17 stores across the Western and Central North Island to the farm gate thus ensuring quality, consistency and competitive pricing.” The new blending plant is only the second Precision blending facility in Australasia after Ravensdown opened the first at its Christchurch, South Island, site in 2016.

Ravensdown is making great strides in Nutrient Use Efficiency, and Sackett-Waconia looks forward to supporting their endeavors.

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