Dr Bert Quin, who has brought both SustaiN® and now its far superior son ONEsystem® to the NZ market to reduce farmers’ N costs and reduce impacts on the environment, says Ballance and Ravensdown need to be thinking very hard about the future of granular urea in NZ. Ballance have mentioned recently that they are… [Read More]
News and Opinion
‘News and Opinion’ is just that. It contains posts of important and interesting news relating to agriculture and climate change, water use and quality, soil fertility and fertiliser, and our opinion on these posts. We welcome your opinion on our opinions!
The duopoly fertiliser industry structure in New Zealand is probably well past its use-by date, according to independent scientist, inventor and entrepenuer Dr Bert Quin. “It has, perhaps inevitably, got to the point where the sole purpose seems to be maintain market dominance and getting a return on their massive, completely unnecessarily dual infrastructure. “It… [Read More]
Last week’s damning report on the environment might, might, just be the wake-up call the NZ dairy industry in general, and Fonterra in particular, needs. The days of resting on the laurels of the effective ‘fencing off waterways’ campaign are gone. Nitrate leaching and nitrous oxide greenhouse gas emissions are not stopped by fences! Riparian… [Read More]
August 2015 – Dr. Bert Quin has been appointed a consultant to Focus Ventures Ltd. (FCV) to provide advice and guidance on the marketing of phosphate rock from Focus’s Bayovar 12 project in Peru. His role will be to assist with the marketing of Bayovar 12 Reactive Phosphate Rock (RPR) and to provide advice on… [Read More]
Geoff Bates and Bert Quin were very proud that Pastoral Robotics Ltd won the Fieldays Innovation Den ‘Most Innovative ‘ prize with its ‘Spikey’ innovation. This recognition at this prestigious event, in front of nearly 100 potential investor companies and individuals, has already lead to follow-up discussions and meetings with several interested parties, with lots… [Read More]
We recently displayed Spikey at the South Island Field Days at Kirwee. This proved very popular, making the national news.
LOW-COST DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF FRESH COW URINE PATCHES Geoff Bates1, Bert Quin1,2 and Peter Bishop2,3 1Pastoral Robotics Ltd, Auckland New Zealand Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com 2Advanced Agricultural Additives Ltd, Tokomaru, Manawatu 3Bishop Research Ltd, Tokomaru, Manawatu Abstract Leaching of nitrate-nitrogen (NO3-N) from cow urine patches is the most serious threat facing the future viability –… [Read More]
One System – Canterbury trial results are available here.
Long Nguyen recently returned from the cold European winter and a 3-week expert consultancy assignment (26 January-13 February 2015) in Vienna, Austria, working with the IAEA Technical Cooperation Quality Assurance Section (TCQAS) in the Department of Technical Cooperation (TC) at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). During the course of his assignment Long had an… [Read More]
www.groupone.co.nz has been asked to explain whether a company called Quinspread Technologies (NZ) Ltd still exists, as it was mentioned on the original website. This company’s shareholders were parties associated with Gavin Wealleans, Grant McComb, Gordon Findlay and Dr Bert Quin. The intention was to promote the use of technology to crush granular urea on… [Read More]