SPRAY equipment company Croplands Equipment has announced plans to expand the size of its assembly plant at Dry Creek in Adelaide by 40 per cent this year.
“An ever-expanding product range and growing demand for Croplands products has been the catalyst for our expansion at Dry Creek,” Croplands Equipment general manager Sean Mulvaney said.
He said the expansion will mean Croplands can increase its stock on hand.
Croplands turns 50 this year.
It was founded in 1972 in New Zealand by Miles Deck, and services the broadacre, horticulture, viticulture, tree crop, compact and home-garden sectors.
The company’s development of equipment started when Mr Deck developed the original Cropliner air-blast sprayer in the 1970s, and now includes WEED-IT optical spot spraying technology for broadacre use.
“We have recently sold our 15,000th WEED-IT sensor, which demonstrates how Australian farmers are chasing the latest technology to drive sustainability and efficiency by only spraying the parts of the paddock that need to be sprayed,” Mr Mulvaney said.
Croplands was bought by Nufarm in 1988.
Mr Mulvaney said the collaboration with Nufarm enabled Croplands to support its customers from the
machinery and equipment right through to application in the field.
“Through Nufarm, we have a major focus on chemical stewardship and together we hold many SprayWise application days,” he said.