Date Posted

22 January, 2020

Introducing AquaTill: “Supporting Early-Stage Adoption of Ultra-High Pressure Water-Jet Technology” is a project jointly funded through the Australian Federal Government via the Southern Australian No Till Farmer’s Association (SANTFA) and SRA.

This minimum-till technology, known as AquaTill, utilises a 50,000psi waterjet to slice cleanly through trash in all conditions and has the potential to manage and retain the cane trash blanket in a permanent bed system, and apply fertilisers and insecticides at depth.

As part of this project, SRA built an implement and demonstrated the ability of AquaTill to penetrate the trash blanket in the Southern Region at the end of 2019.

This project is supported by the Australian Government National Landcare Program.

Special thanks to STANFA for the support given to forward the technology to the sugar industry.