General manager Roger Marty says the company has looked to find other commercial uses for its water-saving technology, and the farming sector is a logical target.
He says AgOxijet’s development would not have been possible without ATEED research and development specialist Paul Robinson’s help to apply for and gain more than $51,000 co-funding from government agency Callaghan Innovation in 2013.
“Paul was passionate about turning our idea into reality, and he and the team at Callaghan Innovation could thankfully see the AgOxijet’s potential. They have been hugely supportive along the way,” says Roger.
Felton Industries worked with industry body Dairy NZ and government entity AgResearch to develop field trial protocols to test the AgOxijet on dairy farms which during the trials typically used up to 12,000 litres of water a day, just on yard washing.