Who we are

Agricultural Consulting Services has been operating since 1994 providing the agricultural sector with the latest technologies and is recognised as one of the leading authorities in Irrigation Design, GPS Mapping, DDT Residue, Soil, Pastoral and Water Analysis.

The company has gained a reputation for being innovative and for providing solutions to meet the needs of a very dynamic agricultural industry.

Gerard Rushton, Managing Director of Agricultural Consulting Services has over the past decade established himself as one of the leading specialist on DDT analysis, his services have been the foundation for over 80% of dairy farm conversions in the Mid Canterbury area and throughout the South Island. Gerard and his team have a strong emphasis on technology and are continually embracing and developing new technologies to provide efficient management systems for their clients.

Meet Our Team

Ged Rushton
Ged RushtonManaging Directorged@agconsulting.co.nz
0274 339 065
Terry Kingsbury
Terry KingsburyChief Technology Officerterry@agconsulting.co.nz
027 229 9993
Claire Rushton
Claire RushtonAccounts Directoroffice@agconsulting.co.nz

GPS Farm Mapping

An accurate map is the basis for every decision made on your farm. ACS provide accurate maps using the latest GPS and drone technology to produce a customised map meeting individual customers needs.

  • Accurate maps and map pads
  • Whiteboards and planners
  • Hazard maps
  • Farm environment plan maps
  • Compliance mapping of wetlands and streams
  • Compatible with farm software packages
  • Farm design and setout 
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Irrigation & Farm Design

ACS has become the prominent company for Irrigation Development and Design throughout the Greater Canterbury region and the South Island.

Working together with all Irrigation companies or independently, the company has developed extensive expertise and has been involved with a multitude of Irrigation developments with individual farmers, corporate entities and community schemes.

Drone Photography and Mapping

ACS provides drone services to farmers and contractors using the most up to date equipment and ultilising a number of software packages from around the world to provide imagery and data for a wide spectrum of applications from plant health to asset tracking.

  • Plant counts and plant health using NVDI
  • Asset/ project monitoring
  • Quantity surveying of pits/ponds
  • Contour mapping for environment plans or development
  • Aerial photography
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Feed Assessment & Analysis

Using ACS’s years of local knowledge and experience, we provide an independent feed assessment using a fully accredited laboratory to give accurate measurements that are essential to ensure winter feed targets and feed budgets are met.  ACS gives both the buyer and seller the assurance of a neutral party to access crops.

  • Winter feed assessments, dry matter, yield, and ME testing
  • GPS paddock measuring, accurate area measurements for DM/Ha
  • Silage testing ( DM, ME, and digestibility )
  • Accredited laboratory testing
  • Fodder beet plant counts utilising drone technology
  • Essential for feed budgeting
  • Gricultural Consulting services websiteIndependent for seller or buyer

Soil, Plant and DDT Testing

ACS is a member of the New Zealand institute of Agricultural Science (NZAIS) and works within the New Zealand Fertilser Manufactures Research Association ( NZFMRA ) to provide farmers with independent soil testing and fertilser recommendations. ACS also offers a full range of plant tissue testing analysis.

ACS are specialists in DDT Residue Testing, our consultants are Fonterra Approved Samplers for Dairy Conversions and have been involved in the testing of the majority of dairy farms in the greater Canterbury area since the company was formed.

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Water Testing and Treatment Solutions

ACS delivers independent sampling of water and provides analysis from a internationally accredited laboratory for domestic potable water to meet world health standards and council compliance requirements.

ACS also provide treatment solutions to ensure water meets these requirements.

ACS also provides effluent water analysis to ensure farmers are meeting their environmental management targets.

Soil Moisture Monitoring

ACS is a certified supplier and dealer for the “CROPX” soil monitoring system.  “CropX “ is an easy to use soil monitoring system which is easy to install and has the unique point of difference of being able to be reused in different locations in different seasons. We can provide a full monitoring service or can supply and install, enabling the clients to mange their own monitoring via the CropX software package.

  • Easy to install
  • Soil moisture, temperature and EC
  • Software which is easy to use
  • Robust, accurate and low cost
  • View soil data in clear graphs
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Irrigator Performance Evaluation

ACS delivers independent sampling of water and provides analysis from a internationally accredited laboratory for domestic potable water to meet world health standards and council compliance requirements.

ACS also provide treatment solutions to ensure water meets these requirements.

ACS also provides effluent water analysis to ensure farmers are meeting their environmental management targets.

Other Services Provided

  • Project management of developments
  • Methamphetamine testing of houses for purchase and staff accommodation and landlord protection

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Email us

office@agconsulting.co.nz

Telephone: 03 308 6208
Mobile Phone Number: 0274 339 065

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