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Bonus Upgrade 8kVa 6Kw Diesel inverter Generator with select JPH Equipment products fitted with Generator

JPH Equipment is offering a Upgrade to a 8kVa/6Kw Diesel unit on select JPH Equipment Bagger3 HD and LC1000 Conveyor/loader products that are sold fitted with Generator.

The Generator is a 4-Stroke, air-Cooled Engine with Earth Leakage and electric Start a Heavy-Duty Steel Casing and 15L Fuel Tank.  The unit has Three Phase, and single phase outputs and a 12v DC outputs that are monitored via a LCD Screen showing volts, amps, overload and thermal protection status. The added capacity of the unit built-in to your Bagger or Conveyor of provides you with the flexible power options to add site lighting, radios, charge phones and devices.

The features of the upgrade includes

Features:

  • Super silent! Three Phase AC generator
  • Inbuilt self-excitation system – ensures prolonged quality of generator voltage and power
  • Powerful air cooled 4-stroke diesel engine!
  • Includes single phase and three-phase weatherproof outlet
  • 12V/8.3A DC Output
  • 240V AC Output
  • Three Phase
  • Earth leakage
  • Voltage regulator
  • Huge 16L fuel tank!
  • Meets EPA emission standards
  • Weatherproof Outlets – Work Cover Approved
  • Protective low-oil system – automatically shuts down when oil is nearly out
  • Industrial wheels
  • Compact frame design

Specifications:

  • Engine: 8KVA 4-Stroke Diesel Engine (air cooled)
  • Rated Frequency: 50Hz
  • Rated Voltage: 240V/415V
  • Max Power:
    • 2800W (240V)
    • 6500W (415V)
  • Starting System: Electric Start/Recoil Start
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 16L
  • Run time on 75% load: 8.5hrs
  • DC Output (V-A): 12-8.3A
  • Displacement: 418cc
  • Lube Oil Capacity: 1.655L
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 950mm x 560mm x 850mm
  • Weight: 185kgs

Adam Willson from Soil Systems Australia, talks about the decline in Australian soil health

The decline in Australian soil health

Adam Willson from Soil Systems Australia, talks about the decline in Australian soil health

The building of soil carbon in Australian farmland should be regarded as a an national priority because it the bast way of sequestering atmospheric carbon, soil carbon also holds significant amounts of water, reduces erosion across catchments, increases biodiversity, increases nutrient use efficiency and is a key to increasing yields and food quality. With Australian climate already experiencing temperature extremes impacting vast areas across the continent the need for implementing soil carbon building practices is urgent. To begin this process both the Australian government, the organic industry and conventional counterparts need to immediately start baselining organic carbon in soils. Carbonlink is one Australian company that is developing a soil carbon monitoring process and can measure deeper soil carbon down to 1m – Carbonlink (2015). This data is critical for establishing the effectiveness at which farming practices build soil carbon, biodiversity and resilience across the farming landscape.

All across the world there has been a dramatic decline in soil carbon levels, in particular colloidal soil humus. Deforestation, reduced pastures and meadows, continuous cropping, over cultivation and excessive use of nitrogen fertilisers have all led to reduced soil carbon levels. This carbon has left the soil as carbon dioxide, one of the 3 primary greenhouse gases, and made its way into the atmosphere and ocean (causing acidification).

Soil Systems Australia guide companies and producers with project management, agronomy, horticulture, commercial and on-farm composting, organic consultancy, dairy production, waste water management (for rendering plants & abattoirs), establishing market gardens, education and soil surveys.

Soil Systems Australia
http://www.soilsystems.com.au/

environmentally-friendly farming can increase productivity

Environmentally-friendly farming can increase productivity

A major new study involving researchers from the University of York has measured a global shift towards more sustainable agricultural systems that provide environmental improvements at the same time as increases in food production.

Nature Sustainability

The study shows that the sustainable intensification of agriculture, a term that was once considered paradoxical, delivers considerable benefits to both farmers and the environment.

The study, published in the leading journal Nature Sustainability, involved researchers from 17 universities and research institutes in the UK, USA, Sweden, Ethiopia and New Zealand.

Progress

Their assessment shows considerable progress has been made towards the sustainable intensification of agriculture, with sustainable approaches now being implemented on 163 million farms worldwide.

Co-author of the assessment, Professor Sue Hartley, who is director of the York Environmental Sustainability Institute and University’s Research Champion for Environmental Sustainability and Resilience, said: “It has long been thought that increased food production would have to come at the expense of the agricultural environment and its biodiversity, but this paper shows that this trade-off is not inevitable and the sustainable intensification of agriculture is both possible and increasing globally.”

“The use of techniques such as integrated pest management, agroforestry, and micro-irrigation is expanding and are now being practiced on 29% of farms worldwide, with the greatest advances in low and middle income countries. Our research shows this can deliver the ‘win-win’ of improved agricultural and environmental outcomes.”

Transformative

With the benefits of these sustainable technologies and practices, devised with input from both farmers and scientists, increasingly evident, the researchers are calling for policy makers worldwide to establish measures to increase their uptake still further.

The study concludes that sustainable intensification of crop production may be approaching a tipping point where it could become transformative.

Global assessment of agricultural system redesign for sustainable intensification is published in Nature Sustainability.

The research was carried out by Professor Sue Hartley from the Department of Biology in collaboration with researchers from 17 universities and research institutes in the UK, USA, Sweden, Ethiopia and New Zealand.

 

USED CT360 Windrow Turner For Sale

USED CT360 Windrow Turner For Sale

USED CT360 Windrow Turner For Sale
Current location Canungra QLD

Call 0411 695 335 to find out more

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USED CT360 Compost Turner
USED CT360 Compost Turner

 

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The CT360 is an Australian made and designed, tractor pulled compost turner /windrow turner, that comes fitted with a spray system for applying compost inoculants and starters. The JPH Turners is the equal of any Compost/Windrow Turner currently sold in the world and Australian designed & manufactured with support available in Brisbane.  The CT360 has a 3600mm wide fully galvanised tunnel it also has a patented drum and paddle design that breaks up and mixes your compost ingredients while providing maximum aeration and product blending. The design also lifts the windrow to a greater height which allows more Compost material to be added thus improving productivity.

CT360 Compost Turner /Windrow Turner Specs:

  •     Manufactured: Australian Manufactured for Australian Conditions
  •     Tow Speed: Requires “creeper” or hydrostatic gearing.
  •     Drum Width: Uses a 3.6m wide drum.
  •     Windrow Size: Makes windrows 3.6m wide and 1.8m high.
  •     Weight: 2400kg
  •     Output: 1300 cubic meters per hour.
  •     Tractor Required: Suggested requirement of a minimum of 100hp tractor

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Dead Soil is Dirt

PODCAST Dr. Elaine Ingham talks soil microbiology – Dead soil is Dirt

The permaculture podcast interview Dr. Elaine Ingham, microbiologist and soil researcher.

Click here to listen or download the episode.

During this conversation, Host David Bilbrey and Elaine explore the concepts of soil microbiology, talking about how just below your earth surface the soil is brimming with life — moles, insects, worms and billions of microorganisms all living within the soil. When we think about plants we only see the growth above ground, bursting with leaves, flowers and fruits, however just below the earth’s surface the root growth is just as significant and profound. Dr. Elaine stresses the importance of this life on the health of our plants and agricultural system, how using compost to increase the number of beneficial organisms living within your soil can make a huge difference to your soil quality, and the power of a microscope to bring all these ideas together, right in front of our eyes. The toxic chemicals in large scale agriculture practice is KILLING the insects, and microbes, and this eliminating or drastically reducing or sometimes even adding species to the mix can put the whole food chain out of whack..

Dr. Ingham, stresses the importance of healthy, living soil for human wellbeing. Her theory is that “Conventional” agriculture is all about trying to get people to buy inorganic fertilizers, pesticides and minerals that inadvertently kill of the beneficial life (both flora and fauna) in the soil, so they are never able to do the jobs that nature intended them to do.  Of course, this keeps growers “addicted” to buying more, and more, and more of those chemicals from the big chemical companies.  Excessive use of chemical fertilisers poses a real danger to the soil sucking the water out of the microbes that live within the soil.

To find out more about Dr. Elaine Ingham, and her work on soil microbiology at soilfoodweb.com and on her classes and other work with Environment Celebration Institute at environmentcelebration.com.

Other Resources
Dr. Ingham’s CV
Soil Food Web
Environment Celebration Institute
Dr. Ingham’s Online Classes

 Soil Food Web

 

 

Farm Profits in Root Depth

Farm Profits in Root Depth (No Fertilisers Required)

Its’s true real Farm Profits are found in Root Depth, Not Fertilisers, watch this video with Dr Elaine Ingham to find out how you can get your plant roots go down 4 feet and more within 3 – 4 months using compost.

If you have been told that you need fertilisers because your soil is lacking nutrients to be able to grow plants, It’s not the only way, have you thought of improving the soil?  The root growth shown in this video is achieved not by adding more and more fertilisers but by improving your soil. Using compost to build a balanced soil ecosystem is a smart cost effective, long term option.  With healthy soils you don’t need any of these fertilisers inputs, so save your hard earned money and instead focus on building soil health using a quality compost to achieve root growth and let the soil ecosystem do all the work.

If you are a farmer you will most likely have been shown a laboratory soil test results, showing  “this or that” is missing in your soil and the only option recommend to you is to apply expensive chemical fertilizers which contain that “required” nutrients to “top up” your soil.  What they say seems to make sense,  but chemicals like nitrogen are only one small part of a healthy, living soil.  You already most likely know that chemical solutions are like expensive band aids that fix the problem now, but fade just as quickly and in the long run leaving you with more problems, like having to apply more and more of these chemicals each year and the problems keeps getting worst.

Watch this video with Dr Elaine Ingham, as she talks about how quality soil teems with a multitude of organisms, which provide all the necessary food for healthy plants to grow free from disease, pests and infertility. These interconnected interactions and feeding relationships (quite literally “who eats who”) help determine the types of nutrients present in soil, its depth and pH, and even the types of plants which can grow.

 

 

CT Compost Turners

CT_Series_Models

The fastest way to generate quality compost is via our CT Series Compost Turner/Windrow Turner has a unique “semi circle” double skinned, tunnel design, offering maximum strength and our patented drum and paddle design that efficiently breaks up and mixes your compost ingredients while providing maximum aeration and product blending. Find Out More

 

BATCH, Horticultural Pot Filler by JPH

BATCH Semi-automatic potting machine by JPH Equipment

Wouldn’t it be better if life was just easy?

BATCH is a Semi-automatic potting machine by JPH is designed to take the backbreaking labour out of filling pots, plugs, flats, trays, hanging baskets in the Nursery, Greenhouse, Horticultural industry.

It’s a fast, reliable and repeatable way of dispensing soil almost any type of pot with a set mix of soil and fertiliser.

  • With low voltage foot control for added safety in wet or damp areas
  • And Forklift guides for easy moment
  • Fast payback, Improves productivity 2~3 times
  • Requires little traing

It designed to be fast, filling an average 8” pot in under 10 seconds, allowing you to do hundreds of uniform pots in an hour. BATCH

eliminates muscle stress and strain allowing staff to work faster and more reliably without bending or heavy lifting

To find out more contact OZ Turners on 0400 897 575

 

For more information visit dairyaustralia.com.au Making compost on dairy farms

Making compost on Dairy Farms

Making compost on Dairy FarmsDairy Australia Limited has put together a 5-page download titled “Making compost on Dairy Farms”. The Download covers compost production and how the application of compost to land can be used as a method of transforming farm organic residues to positive farm inputs. 

Across the farming sector and Dairy in particular there is increasing need to improve the cost effectiveness. Over the last few years’ compost use has grown on dairy farms, as an alternative or supplement to conventional chemical fertilisers or as a means of recycling nutrients and organic wastes back on the farm.

 

  • The Carbon to nitrogen ratio needed to maximise microbial activity and facilitate optimum composting.
  • The Moisture required for the microbes to achieve the temperature levels to adequately pasteurise and fully compost the starting materials.
  • Effective Aeration, to replenished the Oxygen needed to maintain the microbial activity
  • Site selection & Environmental awareness, when selecting a site consider the potential for runoff, odour, groundwater reserves and movement of windborne particles. Composting is a controlled process and sites should allow for easy access and monitoring.
  • Managing the composting process, covers Calculating the recipe, Making the windrows, Mixing the ingredients, Monitoring the compost, Turning and Maintaining the pile

Of particular importance is the ability to Turn the Compost, regular turning of the compost pile or windrow is vital to replenished the Oxygen needed to maintain the microbial activity and control temperature needed the for pasteurisation of pathogens and weed seeds.  It is important that the turning method allows the re-positioning of outside materials to the inside (core) of the heap mixing of ingredients and breaking down of any lumps that may have been present in the original mixture

Making compost on dairy farms

Acknowledgement: Information in the Dairy Australia fact sheet was adapted from
Western Dairy’s ‘The Power of Compost’ by Matt Evans
For more information visit
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on-site compost training

Soil Improvement Training

At OZ turners we’ve been pleased to see the upturn in the recognition that soil training can bring to a agricultural environment and the planet as a whole.  We’ve long been a supporter and believer of Dr. Elaine Ingram that soil is a complete ecosystem and needs to be looked at as a whole not simply by putting on nitrogen based fertilisers. The toxic chemicals in conventional agriculture are KILLING insects, and microbes. Then when those chemicals accumulate, they can kill larger organisms, like people. What Dr. Elaine Ingham does is teach people how to reverse these chemical dependencies.

To help you along with made a list of courses and information run by both the government and private providers all over the country we will be expanding this list as the as we go along keeping you up-to-date on what you can learn more on improving your sorrow soil and the results that you get from your farm.   We firmly maintain the LJPH equipment compost Turner’s out the market cleaning trailers and best value in the whole of Australia.  Improving your soil holistic Lee is a will return benefits for many years to come and will not simply wash away or evaporate with the next rain

Take a moment to look through a list if you know more we would love to hear when looking to build a complete list of compost and soil management training for the whole of Australia and New Zealand. 


Manage organic soil improvement – LINKPDF

AHCORG403 –

Byron Community College

Soils – Organic Management – PDC Module D

Get to know your own soil – what is it made of, what will grow well in it and how you can improve your soil to make the most of what it has to offer. Delve into the world of compost, soil nutrition and microbiology as we explore some of the myriad of ways you can build a healthy, fertile, robust soil through organic practices that will help you to grow food packed full of life force. LINK

Learning Cloud – Soil Management

Learning Cloud offer Nationally Accredited Diplomas and Certificates that are recognised by the government, employers, registered training organisations and universities. Completing these courses will position you as a qualified and sought after graduate. LINK

 

 

 

Workshop Location Size (MB)
2015 – Soil Refresher Training Course Queensland 64 (total)
2010 Soil Health workshop Brisbane 23.2
2009 ‘Back to the Basics’ Understanding Soils Workshop Brisbane 14.6
2009 ‘Back to the Basics’ Understanding Soils Workshop Cairns 16.5
2009 An Introduction to the Theory Measurement and Interpretation of Soil Chemical Properties Brisbane and Toowoomba 8.5
2008 Understanding Soils Workshops ‘Back to the Basics’ Rockhampton 11.5
2007 Back to the Basics’ Understanding Soils Workshop Toowoomba and Brisbane 6.9
2005 Soils refresher training course Toowoomba 7.2
2002 Understanding soils soils data and land management issues Cairns 6.7
2000 Understanding soils soils data and land management issues Toowoomba 10.6
1996 Land management for urban development Brisbane 6.5
1993 Environmental soil science – a training course for the non soils specialist Brisbane 7.3
1988 Understanding soils and soil data Brisbane 8.1
1985 Identification of soils and interpretation of soil data Brisbane 15.9

NSW DPI

Fertilisers and soil improvement

Hamilton Agricultural Contractors

CT360 Testimonial from Kelvin & Priscilla Hamilton

Priscilla & I purchased a JPH Compost Turner & Water Trailer in May 2017 to start our long-time dream of making Compost.  After a very informative induction by Jorgen of our new JPH machinery, we began making our own compost immediately.  The turner does everything plus more than I expected. The turner makes a very neat tidy row & turns every part of the compost.

Testimonial Kelvin & Priscilla HAMILTON

The water trailer is an excellent combination, easy to tow, turn around & fill. The trailer floats across wet ground with very little footprint.  I am proud to say we are marketing a top shelf compost, thanks to the excellent engineering & expert service of JPH equipment.

Kelvin Hamilton

If you would like to know more about any JPH Equipment or OZ Turners machinery give us a call on 0411 695 335 we would love to answer your questions and help in any way that we can.