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Farmers looking for environmentally friendly solutions

Published: Thu 28 Jan 2016 12:33 PM
Press Release: Frizzell Agricultural Electronics
Date: 28/01/2016
Farmers looking for environmentally friendly solutions
Despite recent bad press of a select few dairy farmers’ poor environmental practices, New Zealand farmers are showing an increasing interest in finding environmentally friendly farming solutions, according to Frizzell Agricultural Electronics General Manager Alastair Frizzell.
Frizzell have supplied farmers with solar powered water pump systems for the past five years and have noticed a steady increase in demand as farmers search for more sustainable ways to farm.
“We’re getting more and more calls from farmers who genuinely care about implementing sustainable farming practices,” Alastair said.
“With ongoing technological changes farmers are realising that it’s more efficient and affordable to use solar power.”
Alastair said solar powered pumps were used to provide stock water and run irrigation systems on farms and lifestyle blocks.
“Farmers are often surprised at how big an irrigation system can be run using solar power. Solar pump irrigation systems can match any mains powered system, and have the added advantage of being low maintenance and good for the environment. It’s a win all round.”
Frizzell have been promoting their solar powered water systems at field days and A Shows and are getting calls from all over New Zealand and in the Pacific.
“Traditionally solar power has been seen as a solution for those who couldn’t access mains power, but it’s fast becoming a choice for people who are looking for alternative power sources that are sustainable and have little impact on the environment,” Alastair said.
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