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NEW PRODUCT MANAGER BOOSTS ADAMA’S HERBICIDE TEAM

ADAMA Agricultural Solutions UK Ltd. has appointed Stephen Beal as its new product manager for herbicides and plant growth regulators.  The announcement, which sees Mr Beal join ADAMA from his previous role as UK head of sales and business development for a leading grass seed company, comes as a result of the company’s outgoing product […]

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MAINTAIN NEW TECHNOLOGY OR RISK DISRUPTION

The Milking Equipment Association (MEA) is advising dairy farmers to plan carefully when implementing new technology to avoid any disruption caused by poorly fitted or maintained equipment. “Each year Dairy-Tech demonstrates the leaps the industry has made, but we are reminding farmers to support their milking related technology by using Parlour Safe trained technicians to […]

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SKIPPY SCOUT V2.5 SPEEDS UP CROP WALKING

A new version of a pioneering mobile app has been launched by agricultural software specialist Drone Ag. “Skippy Scout, version 2.5, is a big step forward. The original Skippy app could fly a drone to scout points in a field five times faster than traditional crop walking. The new 2.5 version has more functionality and […]

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GERMINAL LAUNCHES LEADING NEW BENTGRASS MIXTURE

Germinal has launched an all-new grass seed mixture designed specifically for golf greens. ‘Tour Leader’ – a 50:50 blend of 007 DSB and new cultivar Tour Pro (GDE) – is a landmark in the evolution of creeping bentgrass products: this exceptional blend sets the bar high with unrivalled performance, seasonal adaptability, high disease resistance and vivid […]

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INVEST NOW FOR LAMBING

Now there’s a Brexit deal, UK sheep producers are being urged to invest some of the better than expected returns from the autumn lamb and prime sheep sales into preparing for a successful 2021 lambing season. “On the back of recent prices, there’s a fair amount of optimism about despite concerns about the implications of […]

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NEW SHUG COUPLINGS EXTEND RANGE

New shug couplings from Tramspread have been launched to safely cope with the increased size and capacity of modern umbilical systems. The custom made, branded, shug couplings are fabricated from anodised aluminium and enable longer drags to be completed safely. “These new shugs are designed for heavy users and will stand the test of time. […]

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SUPPORTING ATV SAFETY

Yamaha has pledged to help improve farm safety by offering free ATV rider competency training from European All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute (EASI®) to anyone purchasing a new Yamaha ATV. “We have always advocated ATV operators being trained to use any machines, so to help improve driver competency we offer these courses free of charge,” says […]

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COLLABORATION TO COMBAT COMPACTION

Continental has collaborated with ADAS and John Deere to draw attention to how tyre technology can improve soil health. Richard Hutchins, agricultural tyre specialist at Continental, David Purdy from John Deere and ADAS principal soil scientist, John Williams, have come together to highlight how farming practices must change to protect the productivity of British farming. […]

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PRIORITISE HYGIENE TO MEET ANTIBIOTIC REDUCTION TARGETS

Sales of antibiotics to treat UK farm animals have halved since targets were introduced in 2017, making Britain the fifth lowest user in Europe. However, to continue to reduce antibiotic use still further, sound hygiene practices must be a focus for all farmers. “The new antibiotic reduction targets facilitated by Responsible Use of Medicines in […]

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PLAN AHEAD FOR BETTER 2021 SILAGE

Farmers looking to make better silage in 2021 to reduce reliance on bought-in feeds should start planning now, urges Volac silage specialist, Ken Stroud, to allow time for appropriate actions. Based on experience, he offers a timely five-point plan. Review your silage analysis Begin by examining the analysis of your 2020 silage, says Mr Stroud. […]

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