Hold on to your gumboots, newest version of Liquid Spikey is here!
Pastoral Robotics Ltd, the Kiwi Innovators behind the Spikey machine, just unleashed their latest liquid-spreading model on the farming scene. This machine pinpoints urine patches and treats them with precision, delivering NitroStop to boost grass growth by 25% and slash nitrate leaching by 20%.
But wait, there's more!
- Target spraying magic: say goodbye to wasted juice. Spikey identifies non-urine areas and only sprays fertiliser where it's actually needed, saving you more money and protecting the environment
- Trailer mounted mayhem: this Spikey rolls in on a trailer, ready to tackle large paddocks with ease
Spikey gets a feature in the news again this time from RNZ. A group of Taranaki students have been paying Spikey school trip visits to learn about the technology and how this postively impacts the environment. Always good to see the next generation being inspired.
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'Spikey' the urine detector fascinates Taranaki students | RNZ News
The future of farming is HERE!!
The latest Spikey was found in at the Ellesmere A&P show, showing off it's new features. The latest integrated liquid system has the capabilities of not only treating urine patches but also target spraying where the fertiliser is needed (missing the urine patches).
We’d like to congratulate Dumsane Themba Matse (Themba) for being awarded ‘2021 NZ Society of Soil Science and Soil Science Australia Joint conference: Best poster presentation award’. Themba’s PhD research has been partially funded by Pastoral Robotics Ltd.
Themba commenced his Massey PhD in July 2019 supervised by Dr Paramsothy Jeyakumar (Primary supervisor), Dr Peter Bishop and Dr Chris Anderson. Looking forward to the results this brilliant team produces.
Honoured to be named by Finistere Ventures as the first five startups taking part in the Farm2050 Nutrient Technology Trialing Platform. Exciting to see what this group of startups can do in this innovative program.
Looking forward to working with the other startups and providing solutions for sustainable farming. Watch this space!
The NEW Spikey model is finally here!
Ever-forward in our approach, Pastoral Robotics Ltd has redesigned its flagship prototype to fit contractor needs. With double the capacity and improvements in design implemented, watch its first day operating in the fields of Ashburton. Working with Jackson Spreading, we are looking to grow this fleet in the South Island. Home-grown kiwi ingenuity, helping kiwi farmers clean our water-ways and grow more grass.
Check out the video to see what Spikey can do for you.
Meet the shiny and new Spikey-Mark II
In partnership with Jackson Spreading, the latest Spikey model has been commissioned in Ashburton. This is our 3rd Spikey in the South Island, and looking to grow this fleet in the near future.
The trailered Unit allowed us to implement design solutions while also doubling the capacity it carries making it more ideal for contractors to use. Home-grown kiwi ingenuity, helping kiwi farmers clean our water-ways and grow more grass.
Video coming soon...
Pastoral Robotics Ltd has taken the proactive approach to demonstrate how Spikey can clean our waterways and grow more grass. Mini Spikey has been on a road trip around the Waikato to show farmers what it can do for them. It visited 8 different farms throughout the week ranging from Owhango to Huntly. A great opportunity to raise awareness of home grown kiwi ingenuity.
Watch Spikey operating in the Canterbury Plains. With a simplified explanation of how the robot works and the advantages it gives, find out how it would benefit you.
Check out the timelapse footage of the current manufacturing process of Spikey, where a weeks' work is compressed into a single minute.