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Outgro Fertiliser – COVID-19 Update

Hi All

I have no doubt you have all received multiple messages from suppliers today regarding the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, so I will keep this short.

Primary Industries and those who supply them have been deemed an essential service under the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Ultimately this means that Outgro will continue to support our Farmers as and when required.

We have introduced changes in our workspace to further reduce the risk while still allowing the team to work in isolation. During this time we would ask that you contact us via either of our toll free numbers, which are 0800 OUTGRO and 0508 OUTGRO (688476), or continue to contact your Outgro Technical Field Consultant directly.

Given the extended dry conditions many of you are experiencing, we are receiving a large number of bookings for applications of our Pasture Boost Range to promote healthy covers heading into winter, and we ask that you contact the team now so as to get the greatest benefit when the rain does come.

At lot of the country is trying to come to terms with what being in isolation over the next 4 weeks means, but we understand that for a lot of you this is simply just another day on the farm. Regardless of this we ask that you all take extra care to protect yourselves and those around you. There is light at the end of the tunnel 😊

Stay Safe

Shaun

A New Opportunity – Technical Field Consultant Vacancy

At Outgro Fertiliser we have the opportunity for a new Technical Sales Consultant to join our expanding team!

About the role:

We pride ourselves in our customer service and the relationships we have with our Clients. The role will involve being on the road and out in the field developing strong relationships with clients and prospects. Our focus is on contributing to the production of high quality farm outputs in a sustainable manner and we thrive on seeing our clients exceed their goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Building comprehensive fertiliser programmes
  • Achieving set sales targets
  • Building your own client base
  • Field observations, soil and herbage testing
  • Managing clients using our Computer Delivery System

 

Ideal Skills and Experience:

  • New Zealand industry experience and/or relevant university degree
  • Proven client management and relationship building skills
  • Advanced communication skills and strong attention to detail
  • Time management skills and the ability to largely self-manage
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • A current full driver’s licence

 

Benefits:

  • Being part of an experienced and professional team that has a family feel.
  • Investment in your training and development
  • Vehicle, phone, laptop and clothing provided
  • Competitive salary

 

This is your opportunity to be part of a professional team that is passionate about improving New Zealand agriculture from the soil up. The team each play a critical role in contributing to the success of Outgro’s customers by providing an end to end service.

Simply email your CV to penelope@outgro.co.nz if you think you have what it takes to be part of our team!

 

Our Team is Growing – Welcome Vince and Juliet

We would like to introduce Vince Elvin and Juliet Baker who have joined the growing team here at Outgro Fertiliser. Juliet comes to us from Massey University having completed her Bachelor of Science majoring in Environmental Science and Ecology. Vince joins us from a long history in the horticultural sector a with a wealth of knowledge around ag-chem and cropping. Look out for these two in your area, they will be out and about very soon!

Mineral Supplements

 

Outgro are now selling a range of mineral supplements!

  • Magnesium Sulphate
  • Magnesium Oxide
  • Lime Flour
  • Molasses
  • Copper Sulphate
  • Zinc Sulphate

 

Our prices are very competitive, so call us today for a quote 0508 OUTGRO

 

Consultant Job Vacancy 

Technical Sales Consultant Role 

At Outgro Fertiliser we are not only welcoming the New Year but also welcoming the opportunity for a new Technical Sales Consultant to join our expanding team. We are leaders and specialists in Fine Particle Fertiliser, providing our customers with both fluidised and solid fertiliser options.

 

About the role:

We pride ourselves in our customer service and the relationships we have with our Clients. The role will involve being on the road and out in the field developing strong relationships with clients and prospects. Our focus is on contributing to the production of high quality farm outputs in a sustainable manner and we thrive on seeing our clients exceed their goals.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Building comprehensive fertiliser programmes
  • Achieving set sales targets
  • Building your own client base
  • Field observations, soil and herbage testing
  • Managing clients using our Computer Delivery System

 

Ideal Skills and Experience:

  • New Zealand industry experience and/or relevant university degree
  • Proven client management and relationship building skills
  • Advanced communication skills and strong attention to detail
  • Time management skills and the ability to largely self-manage
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • A current full driver’s licence

 

Benefits:

  • Being part of an experienced and professional team that has a family feel.
  • Investment in your training and development
  • Vehicle, phone, laptop and clothing provided
  • Competitive salary

 

 

This is your opportunity to be part of a professional team that is passionate about improving New Zealand agriculture from the soil up. The team each play a critical role in contributing to the success of Outgro’s customers by providing an end to end service.

If you are an honest, passionate and driven individual who can provide exceptional service, then we want to hear from you!

 

Please email your covering letter and CV to:

penelope@outgro.co.nz

 

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 6th February 2019

Thinking About Improving Your Soil pH?

With the air strips drying out at this time of year, it is a great time to think about improving your pH, Outgro can offer Ultra-Fine Lime Prills.

The use of finely ground lime (limeflour) is popular in New Zealand and around the world but the physics and chemistry is often misunderstood. The expectation in soil science is that limeflour has a similar level of pH lifting
ability in the long term as the same weight of coarser AgLime. The clearest difference though is in the speed of
reaction and the significance of that is not just a matter of patience or even speed of return on investment. It comes
down to an impact on the soil solution calcium and pH levels in the short term rather than the whole soil pH effect
in the long term.

A small amount of limeflour provides temporary changes in the soil solution that can lead to long term benefits in the pasture. One aim is to boost clover establishment, clover nodulation and clover nitrogen fixation. A further aim is to provide a boost to biological activity that stimulates the decomposition of organic matter in the soil, improving
nutrient cycling. This can all lead to a pasture response and the setting up of conditions for improved pasture condition and productivity in the medium and long term.

Call us today for a quote and see how we can help 0508 OUTGRO

Outgro Vegetative Foliar

It’s that time of year again, so make sure you have your fertiliser sorted for your silage and hay crops. Outgro’s Vegetative Foliar treatments are a great way of getting nutrients into the plant following a pasture harvest. The treatments are fully customisable to suit your soil and herbage needs to ensure you can get that second or third cut this year. Contact us today for a quote.

Welcoming Campbell Jackson

We would like to welcome Campbell Jackson to the Outgro Fertiliser Team. Campbell will be working in all areas of Outgro as our very first Outgro apprentice. Welcome to the team Campbell.

Why ultra-fine grind?

Lime
The use of finely ground lime (limeflour) is popular in New
Zealand and around the world but the physics and
chemistry is often misunderstood. The expectation in soil
science is that limeflour has a similar level of pH lifting
ability in the long term as the same weight of coarser
AgLime. The clearest difference though is in the speed of
reaction and the significance of that is not just a matter of
patience or even speed of return on investment. It comes
down to an impact on the soil solution calcium and pH
levels in the short term rather than the whole soil pH effect
in the long term.

A small amount of limefour provides temporary changes in
the soil solution that can lead to long term benefits in the
pasture. One aim is to boost clover establishment, clover
nodulation and clover nitrogen fixation. A further aim is to
provide a boost to biological activity that stimulates the
decomposition of organic matter in the soil, improving
nutrient cycling. This can all lead to a pasture response and
the setting up of conditions for improved pasture condition
and productivity in the medium and long term.

Phosphate Rock

Reactive phosphate rock (RPR) is deemed reactive enough
to be used as fertiliser but the speed of release can be over
a period of three or so years depending on conditions.
Being insoluble in water, RPR avoids the issue of flushes of
excess available phosphate such as surface runoff losses,
excessive immediate plant uptake (which could increase
dung transfer losses) and an impact on beneficial
mycorrhizal fungi (which increase root efficiency for uptake
of phosphate, other nutrients and water). Finer grinding of
RPR is one of the surest ways of speeding up the release of
phosphorus in the soil from this natural mineral while still
retaining RPR’s environmental and soil biology benefits.
Plant uptake of phosphate relies on close contact between
the phosphate source and either the plant roots or
mycorrhizal fungi associated with the roots. Finer particles
allow a more even distribution of the phosphate source in
the root zone aiding access to phosphate.

Other Additions
A fluidised blend can provide an opportunity to apply
legume seed to take advantage of the fine lime and trace
elements can also be applied with the benefit of some foliar
uptake. Foliar uptake of most trace elements (and
particularly iodine, copper and cobalt which can be
inefficiently taken up by roots) is more efficient that
application to the soil.
– Dr Tim Jenkins (printed with permission).