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UPDATES TO IMPROVE BALER PERFORMANCE AND BALE QUALITY

Technological updates announced by KUHN Farm Machinery in relation to its forage and straw baling equipment are all designed to improve control of product quality and/or operational efficiency. Humidity sensor to help achieve optimum dry matter KUHN’s VB variable chamber balers and VBP BalePack variable chamber baler-wrapper combinations are now available with the option of […]

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COVER CROP CORNER: INTERSEEDING COVER CROPS INTO CORN

Interseeding cover crops into corn is a great way to take advantage of forage and soil health potential. A soil science professor and commercial research farm manager give a beginner’s lesson on an advanced management technique. By GO SEED In traditional corn rotations, overwintering with a cover crop is an attractive option for producers wanting […]

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MINIMISE BARLEY STRESS TO COUNTER RAMULARIA THREAT

Spring barley growers can reduce the yield and quality-robbing effects of ramularia by shielding crops from the effects of stress. That’s the latest advice from agronomy firm ProCam, with the company’s regional technical manager for Scotland, Alistair Gordon, warning that the physiological effects of drought stress and soil nutrient deficiencies can trigger outbreaks of the […]

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TAKE TO THE SKIES AT CEREALS

Agricultural software pioneer Drone Ag will demonstrate its crop scouting mobile app Skippy Scout live at Cereals for the first time. “Our aim is to illustrate how Skippy Scout has made using drones easy, and how it can help farmers to reduce the time it takes to walk crops,” says Drone Ag founder, Jack Wrangham. […]

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TRAIN TO BE A CATTLE TB TESTER: NON-VETS WANTED

Several veterinary practices in England are now looking to recruit people from across the agricultural community to help support them in fulfilling their cattle TB testing responsibilities. These job opportunities are being publicised following approval by the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) last November to allow para-professional staff to carry out TB testing in […]

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SURVEY FINDS ONLY 31% OF UK DAIRY FARMS FOLLOW BIOSECURITY PROTOCOLS, OUTLINING OPPORTUNITIES TO REDUCE DISEASE THROUGH IMPROVED PRACTICE

Data collected in the 2020 Progiene UK Dairy Biosecurity Survey indicates that most farms have the opportunity to reduce the threat of disease by improving basic biosecurity practice. “Biosecurity certainly isn’t a new areas aspect in the day-to-day running of a dairy farm, but it is a fundamental pillar in preventing disease incidence. This goes […]

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OPTIMISING SUCKLER HERD PERFORMANCE WITH STRATEGIC SUPPLEMENTATION IN FINAL STAGES OF PREGNANCY

The final six weeks of pregnancy are key to supporting short and long-term performance of suckler herds, says Dr Alison Bond, nutritionist for Rumenco. “At this point in time, cows should be maintaining a body condition score of 2.5-3 with the nutritional focus shifting towards supplementation for colostrum development and prevention of  metabolic issues that […]

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BEN GOFFIN JOINS ADAMA AS NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER

ADAMA has announced the appointment of Ben Goffin as a new National Account Manager within its commercial team. Reporting to ADAMA’s Commercial Manager, Ben will work as part of ADAMA’s wider sales team to develop and deliver the company’s commercial strategy by working closely with commercial, technical and agronomy contacts at his assigned customers. Ben […]

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PROCAM EXTENDS COMMITMENT TO RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

ProCam is extending its commitment to crop production research by adding new trials hubs in Cambridgeshire and Dorset that will operate alongside its existing industry leading facility at the Stockbridge Technology Centre at Cawood, North Yorkshire. Located near Bassingbourn near Royston and Blandford Forum respectively, the two new research hubs will share common product testing […]

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FENDT APPROVES CONTINENTAL TYRES

All new Fendt 200 and 300 series tractors will now be available with Continental TractorMaster tyres. The partnership between the two German manufacturers is yet another boost to the investment Continental has made to produce tyres with new technology at their dedicated agricultural production facility in Lousado, Portugal. “This partnership with Fendt further strengthens the […]

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SUPPLEMENTING TO SUPPORT FERTILITY AND MILK PRODUCTION ON GRASS

Strategic use of rumen-protected fat supplements help meet energy requirements and support milk quality.   As grass growth takes off in the early part of the grazing season, nutrition focus tends to be on completing the transition from the winter TMR to a grass-based diet without succumbing to post-turnout milk fat depression. While this remains important, […]

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STAY ALERT TO SEPTORIA, WHEAT GROWERS URGED

Winter wheat growers are being urged to be aware of much higher levels of Septoria in crops this year compared with last season, most probably brought on by earlier drilling. According to ProCam northern region technical manager, Nigel Scott, assessments at the company’s trials hub at The Stockbridge Technology Centre, Cawood in Yorkshire, have revealed […]

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