GRT: APPLICATIONS

Rural


Farm & Property Management

With scalable solutions from small, family properties to large-scale operations, GRT specialises in the design, development and maintenance of sustainable rural infrastructure such as roads, yards, stables, and even dam structures and water quality.


Managing dust on farms with GRT products is now the simple and effective way of reducing the risk of crop and fruit damage, respiratory disease, eye irritation, and product contamination on your farms.

Airborne dust in its own right damages the upper and lower respiratory tracts of livestock – but is also the principle transport mechanism for the microbes that cause infection, illness, slowed growth and premature mortality in your stock. Note: The rural workforce is also exposed to this same hazard!

KEY AREAS OF DUST RELATED RISK ARE:

  • Eye and respiratory disease
  • Discontented stock, damaged hoofs and even lameness
  • Reduced crop yields
  • Reduced effectiveness of spray coverage and the expected control of pests and diseases
  • Wool contamination
  • Reduced effectiveness of spray coverage and control of pests and diseases
  • Blocked and contaminated water supplies and drainage channels
  • Damage of crop transported through potholed, bumpy tracks and yards
  • Machine operator safety and increased farm equipment maintenance costs

GRT products have been developed to effectively eliminate dust generation by controlling the surface of gravel and soil based tracks and packing sheds without the expense of bitumen sealing, asphalt or concrete, the wasteful and overly short duration of water’s effectiveness, and the unreliability and detrimental impact of some other dust control products on the market.

TESTED AND PROVEN PRODUCT OPTIONS

GRT: Wet-Loc and GRT: 5000. These 2 products are tried and proven in the Australian and New Zealand rural sector and have been independently tested and verified to Food Safety Australia and New Zealand Standards (FSANZ)

GRT: Wet-Loc is a clear, synthetic fluid that is applied neat. Formulated to meet the highest environmental standards, GRT: Wet-Loc is non-toxic and non-corrosive. It permeates deep into the finest of dust particles, weighing them down securely like water, but without the threat of evaporation or freezing to handle heavy wear and tight-turning areas such as:

  • Packing and loading yards
  • Grain storage yards / hubs
  • Cattle Yards and Races
  • Shearing Yards
  • Equine Stables and Arenas

With correct dosage and application, it can remain actively effective for up to 12 months, regardless of the weather or severity of traffic.

GRT: 5000 is a liquid polymer dust suppression concentrate for use on farm tracks and roads. GRT: 5000 suppresses treated road dust particles for up to two months. It is mixed with water and can be applied using existing water trucks or tankers to provide an exceptional surface coating solution for farm access tracks.

It can also be mixed in to a depth of 50-100mm and act as a tough, long-term binding agent for track construction purposes.


GRT Water Management technologies focus on the 2 Q’s – Quantity and Quality. Wasting water by using for dust control is a direct way of saving water.

GRT’s commitment to managing water has expanded into the creation of cutting edge technologies to prevent the loss of stored water and to also improve its quality.


Water Storage: GRT: DamSealer

Ideal for the agricultural and resource sectors, this granular product is a specifically formulated, complex matrix of soluble and insoluble polymers at the forefront of dam repair technology.

FIX LEAKING DAMS WITHOUT EXPENSIVE EARTHWORKS

Traditionally fixing a leaking dam required expensive civil works intervention – draining dams, relining with expensive imported clay or plastic liners. GRT: DamSealer avoids all this and can solve your leaking storage dam or retention/treatment facility for a fraction of the time and cost.

A unique combination of polymers in a granular form, the product is simply broadcast over the water surface and allowed to settle to the bottom and sides of the dam, where it goes to work.

GRT: DamSealer works in 2 ways:

1. Leaks and fissures cause small currents of water, which draw the larger granules in – these quickly expand to many times their size and plug these holes.

2. A complex matrix of polymers then forms a thick, gel layer, sealing the entire surface it is in contact with. This effectively relines the treated surface with a durable waterproof coating 25 to 50mm thick

Common Applications:

100grams per square metre of GRT: DamSealer is all that is required to plug leaks and integrate with the soil surface, preventing the loss of water in applications such as:

  • Stock and irrigation dams
  • “Turkey Nest” dams holding process or contaminated water
  • Mining related dams
  • Water retention basins in the civil industry
  • Compensating for poor local materials or porous substrates when constructing new dams

Unlike other treatments in the marketplace, GRT: DamSealer is non-aquatoxic so can be used in sensitive environments or even for aquaculture.


Water Quality: GRT: Water Clarification Range

Managing the quality of rural water – both for drinking and irrigation, but also waste water generated from activities such as dairying.

CREATING CLEANER & SAFER WATER

GRT has three concentrate products that are safe and easy to handle, fast acting, and cost effective:

GRT: CC is a Concentrated Coagulant, used to clarify water contaminated with finely suspended clays in dams and sedimentation basins. It is also used for removal of nutrients such as phosphate from water and fluoride from industrial wastewater. Works well in conjunction with GRT: Liquid-Floc.

GRT: Liquid-Floc is a premium flocculation product utilising long-chain polymer (LCP) technology to clarify water by capturing suspended particles and dropping them out of suspension.

GRT: Floc-Bloc is a solidified flocculation agent simply placed on the inlets to sediment basins or outlets to watercourses to allow the clarification of water through flocculation.

Common Applications:

GRT Water Clarification Products combine suspended contaminants in the water to form a complex interconnected structure. As the particles connect, they become heavier and settle out of suspension, clarifying the water in:

  • Stock Dams
  • Irrigation Dams
  • Effluent Holding/Treatment Dams

Used in line with our application instructions, GRT: Water Clarification Products are safe and can be applied in the most environmentally sensitive areas.


High seasonal winds or storm events can remove as much as 50-100mm of valuable topsoil from cropping and agricultural lands. This top layer of soil is also the layer that contains valuable seed, fertilisers and herbicides.

SAVING YOUR TOPSOIL DOESN’T COST YOU THE EARTH!

GRT: Soil-Loc is a cost effective, broad-acre wind erosion technology designed to protect cropping lands when they are most vulnerable.

Specifically formulated for the rural sector, GRT: Soil-Loc provides farmers and growers peace of mind and confidence that wind and rain will have negligible negative impact on this years harvest. This unique formulation allows irrigation and rainfall to penetrate through its crust at a controlled rate, whilst limiting both wind and rill erosion of soil.

A little goes a long way!

GRT: Soil-Loc will protect your investment for as little as $303 per hectare, ensuring valuable soil and fragile shoots are protected against driving winds carrying destructive soil particles.

Application:

Designed to be applied through standard rural equipment such as sprayers or irrigations systems, GRT: Soil-Loc is simple to use and safe for crops, livestock, workers and the environment. The product is diluted with water and best added with agitation or into flowing water to ensure thorough mixing.

Ultimate Rural Product: GRT: Soil-Loc solves wind and rain erosion problems keeping your soil where you need it the most, is safe for the environment, and stops the transportation of soil into receiving waters and other sensitive eco-systems.

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