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Growing demand for low-input fertiliser has brought about a pioneering partnership between Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate Ltd and Ballance Agri-Nutrients. This month, Ballance and Hatuma begin nation-wide production of Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate, a fertiliser made from a matured blend of lime and superphosphate, which has almost 50 years of loyal following throughout the lower North Island,..

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Rural primary schools are a national treasure according to a Hawke’s Bay company and they are asking farmers to get behind their programme to provide country schools with extra resources. Hatuma’s Growing Minds Fund asks customers to nominate a rural school and in return the company will donate 20c per tonne of their dicalcic phosphate..

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The past has become the future for a local lime company who have returned to rail transport in a bid to cut costs and reduce their company’s carbon footprint. Hatuma Lime transported their products by rail from 1932 until 2000, when the introduction of new high-speed trains meant the wagons used to transport the lime..

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A local lime producer is being praised by top dressing pilots for its willingness to continue improving products so they are safe to fly amid growing concern about the safety of the industry. Hatuma Lime Company recently upgraded its Mauriceville plant in an effort to keep up with the growing demand for its sustainable fertiliser..

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One of Australia’s leading experts on ecological and farm production systems is urging New Zealand farmers to lead the world in sustainable farming or “they’ll be out of business within 20 years”. Barney Foran, a Research Fellow at the Institute of Land, Water and Society at Charles Sturt University in Australia says that New Zealand..

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More farmers are turning to dicalcic phosphate as the cost of traditional fertiliser is set to increase in June. Hatuma Lime company director, Aaron Topp, says strong sales over the last six months are partly due to the sharp increase in the cost of superphosphate. “We’ve also been through a very tough drought in many..

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Pedologist Jude Addenbrooke believes farmers using lime and dicalcic phosphate are in a better position to cope with extreme weather conditions similar to what has struck part of New Zealand this year. Ms Addenbrooke began a soil monitoring programme for Hatuma Lime last year and she has been impressed by the remarkable consistency of the..

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