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SuperSpread Gypsum 10 (SSG10) is pefect for aerial applications out of aircraft setup to spread fertilisers.
Gypsum Purity 90+%,
You will need to do more trips with SSG10 then other available aerial gypsum due to its lower bulk density, but you need to assess not only landed cost, application costs, but also purity and solubility when comparing each product.
The benefits of SSG10 is that even though the particle size is bigger, it is very soluble and very pure. The SSG10 granules are made up of thousands of ultra-fine gypsum particles giving each granule incredible surface area.
SSG10 – Bulk density is usual around the 0.7 tonne / m3. Example a standard Fletcher Hopper Volume is ~ 1.7m3, and a Fletcher can carry up to 1.4 tonne on a good strip, we allow for 10 – 1.1t per load due to the lower bulk density.
For example you can have washed gypsum crystals that are suitable to flow in a aircraft hopper but aren’t very soluble because of the average particle size. This means it will take a long time (years) for the sulphur and calcium to go into solution to provide the benefits you paid for.
We can also provide mined gypsum and prilled mined gypsum if the recycled gypsum is not suitable for you.
REGYP will be at the 2013 Orange Field Days.
We will have numerous samples of our various products onsite to educate people on the benefits of them for agricultural applications.
Site number I 40 – 42.
We look forward to seeing you there.
REGYP has won the NSW Government’s top environmental award for Environmental Innovation at the Green Globe Award ceremony held on 24 September at NSW Parliament House.
REGYP took out the honour for its Plasterboard Recycling project.
Adam Proctor said that winning the Award raises their profile as a leader in sustainability and environmental excellence.
“It is very rewarding to know that REGYP is helping the manufacturing, building and agricultural industries deal with the growing issues of waste and finite resources, but to receive recognition and exposure through the 2013 Green Globe Awards is a great achievement for our business.” Adam Proctor said.
“REGYP recycles waste plasterboard in 100% reusable products such as recycled gypsum throughout Australia, diverting waste away from landfills,” said Adam Proctor.
NSW Environment Minister and host of the Awards, Robyn Parker, congratulated this year’s winners saying that the diversity of their projects proves that sustainability has become part of everyday business in NSW.
“The 2013 winners show us that no matter the size or type of organisation, investing in sustainability brings social and economic benefits to the community,” said Ms Parker.
“The Green Globe Awards foster partnerships and helps like-minded organisations to share ideas and learn from each other.
“It’s exciting to see this year’s winners leading by example and striving to find new ways to live and work more sustainably.
“By working collaboratively we can improve businesses environmental performance and make communities and Government more sustainable,” Ms Parker said.
For a full list of 2013 Green Globe Award winners, visit www.environment.nsw.gov.au/greenglobes
Photos for news media: http://www.flickr.com/photos/48646673@N07/9728766862/
REGYP is now offering a similar product to its Brisbane Rehab Gypsum from the Kurnell plant in Sydney.
Rehab gypsum is the cheapest gypsum product we sell, which means it is a very low cost source of calcium and sulphur and is perfect for applications where cultivation and/or the addition of topsoil after spreading are used to incorporate the gypsum.
The product contains fine and coarse gypsum particles offering you an immediate release and a continued longer release from the coarser particles. This product also has the added benefit of limited dust generation during spreading and the paper provides some organic content.
REGYP has approval for all of its recycled gypsum products to be applied to land, including Rehab gypsum.
The general Rehab product specs are:
- 75+% gypsum purity;
- Sulphur 15+%
- Calcium 22+%
- Paper/Organics <10% w/w
- Screened Gypsum Size sub 35mm
REGYP supplied Super AG gypsum to Lachlan Valley Produce in Central West NSW for their 2013 corn crop.
The results of the bumper crop using the premium recycled gypsum product can be seen in the photos.
AUSTRALIAN canola production is tipped to drop below three million tonnes next season but recover gradually over the next four years.
ABARES is predicting a steady if unspectacular outlook for growth in Australia’s major oilseed crop with production tipped to climb to 3.3 million tonnes by 2017-18.
The forecast rise would be on the back of an expected two per cent lift in annual plantings to 2.3 million hectares by 2017-18 and would also be boosted by an increased uptake in genetically modified (GM) varieties.
Just as unspectacular was the price outlook for canola with ABARES forecasting a price of $529 a tonne next season (compared with $545 this year) which would decline to $447 (in 2012-13 dollars) by 2017-18.
A new line of baked beans produced in Australia will be released to super markets soon.
Bean Growers Australia recently viewed the new Kingaroy Baked Bean label from SPC.
Australia’s second biggest farming services player, Ruralco, has approached rival Elders about a merger deal to create a $500 million rural services group to rival market leader Landmark. Ruralco chairman Richard England outlined the proposal in a letter to his Elders counterpart, John Ballard, last month.
Ruralco believes there would be significant cost savings in merging Australia’s No. 2 and No. 3 rural services groups and that they could close unprofitable stores to compete better with Landmark.
In two successive field CSIRO trials at Deniliquin, NSW, irrigated grain sorghum was sown at three rates of gypsum (0, 2, and 4.1 tonne per acre), and four rates of phosphorus application (0, 11, 23, and 45 kg per acre) on Billabong clay, a brown clay commonly found on the Riverine Plain of south-eastern Australia. There was a significant response to broadcast gypsum spreading in terms of seedling emergence, tillering, and panicle production. Furthermore, there was a positive interaction between gypsum and phosphorus response which was clearly demonstrated by the yield of total dry matter and grain in the first year. Although there was a response to phosphorus in the absence of gypsum, the more effective use of phosphorus on the gypsum treatments, particularly at the higher rates of fertilizer application, was attributed to improved soil water storage. In the second year, the residual value of applied gypsum was greater following application at 4.1 tonne per acre than at 2 tonne per acre during the previous year. Residual phosphorus had little effect in the year following application.
CSIRO Abstract – Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture and Animal Husbandry 11(48) 53 – 58, JC Noble and CR Kleinig