Liquid injection systems are gaining popularity amongst some farmers.
NSW livestock and cropping farmer Sam Kelly said he is injecting nutrients, using Liquid Systems SA equipment, to unlock the potential of his soils.
“Every operation has to work out whether it’s economically viable for them, but from my perspective I wouldn’t hesitate,” he said.
“The worst mistake I made was not investing in a dual system, so we can experiment with putting more products down the tube.”
Mr Kelly, who farms at Yass in the NSW Southern Tablelands, said he converted to liquid injection in 2017, choosing a Liquid Systems (SA) PR-1 injection system, to fit a six metre K-Line seeding bar and operated by a Trimble XCN 2050, which he said was plug an play with his existing screen.
“The stacker distribution system is my favourite part, because the product is always distributed evenly, right across the bar. I don’t see rows further out getting less liquid or those closer in getting more,” he said.
“And the metering gives accuracy, which saves money.”