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T-HEXX® DRY OFFER ALLOWS FOR SMARTER DRYING OFF THIS SUMMER

Dairy farmers drying off cows this summer can take advantage of improved udder protection by incorporating T-HEXX® DRY into their routine. An external barrier for application following the use of dry cow therapy and/or internal teat sealant, T-HEXX® DRY assists the natural keratin plug while providing a physical barrier on and in the teat for […]

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TO DELAY OR NOT TO DELAY… THAT IS THE OSR QUESTION

A recent Twitter poll suggests that 38% of oilseed rape growers intend to drill their 2022 crops in late July or early August, while another 20% will delay planting until after the main cabbage stem flea beetle migration has taken place. With the new cropping cycle just around the corner, ADAMA recently hosted a Twitter […]

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ADAMA APPOINTS NEW REGIONAL AGRONOMY MANAGER FOR THE SOUTH WEST

ADAMA Agricultural Solutions UK Ltd. has appointed Jonny Oosthuizen as the company’s new Regional Agronomy Manager in the South West. Jonny joins ADAMA from Bartholomews Agri Food Ltd. where, for the last five years, he has worked as an agronomist covering 7,000 acres in Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire. Jonny originally joined Bartholomews as a trainee […]

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PLUGGING THE GAP IN LEEK WEED CONTROL

Despite the loss of several key herbicides in recent years, leek growers can still achieve effective weed control by using a combination of the remaining active ingredients, with the addition of aclonifen to tank mixes ensuring the full spectrum of annual broad-leaved weeds are accounted for. That is according to ProCam agronomist, John McCulloch, who […]

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KUHN UK APPOINTS NON-INVERSION ESTABLISHMENT AND SPRAYING SPECIALIST FOR CENTRAL ENGLAND AND WALES

KUHN Farm Machinery has increased its team of specialist sales personnel in the UK with the appointment of Rupert Greest to cover non-inversion establishment and spraying. The appointment extends this specialist team from two to three people, with Rupert having responsibility for central England and Wales. Rupert has seventeen years’ experience in the agricultural machinery […]

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BETTER GENETICS, STRATEGIC USE OF GENOMICS, IMPROVED CALF NUTRITION AND GREATER UPTAKE OF YOUNGSTOCK VACCINES ARE ALL KEY TO FUTURE DAIRY FARM SUSTAINABILITY

More than 80% (83%) of UK dairy farmers see investment in improved genetics, genomics, nutrition and vaccination as being important to producing better quality heifer replacements so that these animals have a more productive life when they enter the adult milking herd. That’s the headline finding from the Herd Futures survey – organised collaboratively by […]

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KUHN CONTINUES TO INVEST IN TECHNICAL PERSONNEL

Investment in technical personnel continues at KUHN Farm Machinery, with the latest recruits to the company’s regionally deployed product support team including Sam Murphy and Tom Hume. Sam Murphy will cover the South and South West of England from his base in Somerset. He is an Agricultural Engineering graduate of Harper Adams University and has […]

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REBOOTING ROTATIONS WITH DIVERSE SPECIES SWARDS

Diverse species swards that fulfil Stewardship requirements can be used to rejuvenate soils whilst also generating good returns from forage production. This was the message from Field Options at Groundswell 2021, with the company highlighting results from its own dedicated trials programme for forage crop mixtures such as its legume and herb rich GS4 Eco-Pasture […]

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SURGE OF INTEREST IN NON-VET TB TESTING ROLE

More than 60 people from across the agricultural community have now registered their interest in training to become an Approved Tuberculin Tester (ATT) of cattle, reports UK Farmcare. These job opportunities have been created following approval by the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) last November to allow para-professional staff to support vets in carrying […]

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BE VIGILANT FOR COCCIDIOSIS IN CALVES AROUND WEANING

As the warmer summer weather dries out ground soaked by the heavy UK rainfall during May, cattle producers are being urged to be vigilant for any coccidiosis outbreaks in calves around weaning. The summer months are a peak risk period for coccidiosis outbreaks in spring born calves, typically affecting animals between three weeks and six […]

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