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Slow release organic fertiliser improves soil and sward health

Germinal has added a 100% organic slow release fertiliser, which promotes soil health and enables grass swards to withstand disease pressure, to its expanding range of specialist amenity grass care products. G7 Bio Builder is a granulated 5-3-8 NPK fertiliser which also contains 8% CaO and 0.5% Mg.*  It can be used at any time […]

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The M2erlin just got smarter: new app allows remote monitoring of milking robots

Fullwood Packo has launched a smartphone app which enables dairy farmers to remotely monitor the performance and functionality of their M2erlin automatic milking systems, enabling them to make swifter and smarter management decisions to the benefit of herd productivity and their own work-life balance.  The M2erlinInfo app enables users to view real-time and historical data […]

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Award-winning ArableAware podcast returns for season two

ADAMA’s award-winning ArableAware podcast has returned with the launch of its second season of programmes which are aimed at providing UK arable growers with the latest crop protection news and advice. In show one of the new season, which is available to download now, ADAMA’s Fungicides and Herbicides Technical Specialists, Andy Bailey and David Roberts, […]

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Clean air technology aids livestock and farm staff

New technology designed to improve the housed environment for livestock whilst simultaneously overcoming potential health hazards for farm workers was a key feature at an on-farm demonstration event in Leicestershire. The innovative adaptation to reduce dust created by mechanical bedding machines was amongst an array for feeding, bedding and materials handling equipment at the event […]

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Germinal appoints new technical sales representative for south Wales, the south Midlands and the south west

Germinal has recruited Alex Beesley as its new Amenity Technical Sales Representative for South Wales, the South Midlands and the South West of England. Based from his home in Rugby, Alex will provide technical sales support to Germinal’s customers throughout his region and will be responsible for promoting the company’s popular range of Grade-A sports […]

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Strong return on investment for grassland best practice

Extra milk or meat production generated from improved grassland can provide a healthy return on investment within a year, but factors including soil health and fertility are critically important to maximising the benefits. So said experts at a grass management knowledge exchange day at Four Crosses, Powys, where over sixty livestock farmers gathered this week […]

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Growers urged to check wheat

Be prepared to inspect wheat crops regularly to assess lodging and disease risks through March and April, a leading northern England agronomist is urging. According to Nigel Scott, regional technical manager for agronomy firm ProCam, winter wheat crops drilled early last autumn are showing forward growth and early signs of Septoria and yellow rust infections. […]

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Allflex appoints new livestock EiD product manager

Allflex, part of the Antelliq group of companies, has appointed Pete Hansford to the newly created role of product group manager for its range of livestock identification products. Based at Allflex’s UK headquarters in County Durham, Mr Hansford will oversee the company’s range of livestock identification products which includes Tissue Sampling Tags and Electronic Identification […]

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Pete Hansford, Allflex UK

KUHN provides modern agriculture solutions at SIMA 2019

Technology to meet the needs of progressive UK farmers was in abundance across KUHN’s SIMA 2019 stand in Paris during the final week of February. Highlights included equipment for conservation agriculture, precision farming and renewable energy. TRIPLE DISC DRILL OFFERS VERSATILITY FOR MODERN SYSTEMS KUHN’s new AUROCK triple disc seed drill offering the capability to […]

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KUHN’s AUROCK triple disc drill will sow into a cover crop but is equally adept working in minimum tillage or direct drilling conditions.

New recruits expand forage specialist team

Forage crop specialist Field Options has expanded its team with the appointment of two new area managers, Rhys Owen and Nick Duggan. Rhys has taken on a business support and development role covering north Shropshire, Cheshire and north Wales. A Harper Adams University graduate, and BASIS and FACTS qualified, he has ten years’ experience in […]

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Nick Duggan has joined forage crop specialist Field Options and will cover south Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire and east Powys.