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NEW COMMERCIAL MANAGER AND REGIONAL AGRONOMY LEAD AT ADAMA

ADAMA Agricultural Solutions UK Ltd. has announced the promotion of Hank King and Will Nicholls to the new positions of Commercial Manager and Regional Agronomy Manager Lead respectively.  The appointments, which take effect from 1st March 2021, follow the departure of current Commercial Director, Sarah Rixon, who takes early retirement at the end of March. […]

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TEST MAIZE SILAGE TO UNLOCK BYPASS STARCH BENEFIT

Testing maize silage more regularly can help maximise the benefits of bypass starch and reduce the potential threat of acidosis. New maize silage tests from Eurofins can measure the extent to which bypass starch has degraded in the clamp to help prevent unnecessary acidosis through overfeeding. “Our reports provide the information to accurately feed maize […]

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UNIQUE FORMULATION BOOSTS PROTHIOCONAZOLE EFFICACY

ADAMA has announced the launch of a novel prothioconazole fungicide which uses a unique formulation to offer improved cereal and OSR disease control compared to the current market leader. Soratel (250 g/l prothioconazole), features ADAMA’s new ‘AsorbitalTM’ formulation technology: comprising a unique combination of two solvents and an adjuvant, this novel formulation, which was developed […]

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COVER CROP CORNER: MYTH-BUSTING 8 COMMON BELIEFS ABOUT COVER CROPS

Cover crop expert Rob Myers, Director of the Center for Regenerative Agriculture at University of Missouri, debunks some of the most common myths about cover crops. By GO SEED Myths surrounding cover crops typically fall into one of two camps. The first camp is that of detriment, with concerns about available moisture being sucked up […]

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HYBRID TYRE READY FOR SILAGE SEASON

A new hybrid tractor tyre from Continental is now available in the UK and Ireland to help with the demanding road to field transitions of silage work. The very high flexion (VF) tyre is fitted with a pressure monitoring sensor and has a tread pattern that offers comfort and durability on the road, whilst protecting […]

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TEST CLAMP TO IMPROVE PRE-CALVING DIET

Testing silage ahead of spring calving is crucial for cow health and performance. Knowing the dry matter, metabolisable energy and pH level of forage are just some of the parameters offered by new dry Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) tests offered by Eurofins Agro UK. “For farmers looking to manage their clamp, and the diet of their […]

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GOLDEN TICKETS SPREAD A LITTLE JOY THIS SPRING

With spring rapidly approaching and arable growers, spray operators and agricultural contractors gearing up for the new spraying season, ADAMA is spreading a little joy by hiding 50 Golden Prize Tickets within boxes of Arizona. Hidden at random within boxes of Arizona (500g/l folpet), ADAMA’s Golden Tickets are designed to make winners smile this spring […]

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FIELDER APPOINTS DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Robert Hawkin has been appointed to the new position of Director of Marketing with the specialist crop nutrition company Fielder (UK) Ltd. Son of founder Barrie Hawkin, Robert has a wealth of marketing experience gained over a ten year career in the cosmetics and food industries and will apply his communication and marketing skills within the […]

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PRE-EM HERBICIDE TREATMENTS BOOST SUGAR BEET YIELDS

With sugar beet growers facing their first full season without desmedipham, 2021 could be the year in which the sector witnesses a resurgence in the use of metamitron and quinmerac-based pre-emergence herbicides such as Goltix (700g/l metamitron) and Goltix Titan (525g/l metamitron and 40g/l quinmerac). That is according to Bill Lankford, Herbicides Technical Specialist at […]

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ALKALISE CEREALS TO OFFSET HIGH BOUGHT-IN PROTEIN COSTS

With soya bean meal prices soaring, dairy farmers looking for cost-effective sources of feed protein this winter should consider alkalisation of straight cereals. Rob Smith from FiveF Alka suggests that UK dairy units should always be looking to reduce their reliance on expensive bought-in protein – to both improve enterprise sustainability and cut winter feed […]

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SUBSIDISED BLOOD TESTING SCHEME NOW AVAILABLE TO HELP IDENTIFY POSSIBLE REASONS FOR EARLY LAMB LOSSES

MSD Animal Health has launched its 2021 FlockCheck diagnostic service, which allows sheep farmers in England, Scotland and Wales to ask their vet to blood test their flock for exposure to toxoplasmosis and enzootic abortion (EAE). According to a poll of farmer delegates attending the on-line November 2020 Sheep Health & Welfare Advisory (SHAWG) Conference; […]

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