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NEW DRONE SOFTWARE SCOUTS CROPS 20 TIMES FASTER

Drone Ag has developed new functionality for its mobile app Skippy Scout including 360-degree field imaging, plant counting, and base station technology. The new software will enable users of Skippy Version 2.6 to see a whole field with a bird’s eye view. Rather than only viewing individual scouting points, the new interface, “Scout Spheres”, offers […]

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NEW REPORT GIVES GREEN LIGHT TO GENE EDITING

A new report by the independent Regulatory Horizons Council (RHC) has provided recommendations to government on how the future regulation of genetic technologies can support the rapid and safe introduction of beneficial new crop varieties. The report demonstrated how genetic innovation creates opportunities to transform agri-food systems through nutritionally healthier crop varieties that have greater […]

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CASE IH APPROVES CONTINENTAL TRACTORMASTER TYRES

Case IH tractor series Vestrum, Maxxum and Puma available with TractorMaster and VF TractorMaster Case IH tractors can now be ordered from the factory with Continental tyres Case IH Vestrum, Maxxum and Puma tractor series are now available with Continental TractorMaster and VF TractorMaster tyres. The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partnership is the fourth Continental […]

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CONTINENTAL ADDDS TWO MORE SIZES TO ITS VF COMBINEMASTER AGRICULTURAL TYRE RANGE

• Combine harvester tyres VF CombineMaster available in five sizes • Sizes 620/70R26 and 750/65R26 joined the range in May 2021 • Innovative VF technology ensures reliability in harvesting operations Continental has added two additional sizes to the VF CombineMaster agricultural tyre portfolio. Following the successful uptake of the first three sizes since the launch […]

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TYRE COMPETITION BREAKS WORLD RECORD

A tyre flipping contest in Newcastle has achieved a new Guinness world record. The event which took place in Blackett Street, Newcastle city centre, on August 14th and 15th was sponsored by Continental agricultural tyres and featured a Tractor70 tyre weighing 100 kilos for the men and a 70 kilo CompactMaster AG telehandler tyre for […]

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WATCH FOR SLUG ATTACKS AFTER WET WEATHER, FARMERS URGED

Watch out for a resurgence of slugs in farm crops over coming weeks after recent wetter weather, says James Collingwood, commercial business manager for agronomy firm ProCam. Be aware also that successful slug control may look different if switching to alternative slug pellets, now that metaldehyde is in its phase-out period, he adds. “Slugs thrive […]

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MAINTAIN DISEASE VIGILANCE TO THE POINT OF CARROT HARVEST

Carrot growers must stay on top of foliar diseases right up until the point of harvest, with fungicides that boast a short harvest interval useful in ensuring crop yield and quality aren’t jeopardised in the final weeks of the season. That is according to ProCam agronomist, John Cairns, who also recommends the use of fungicides […]

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ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT IN SLUG CONTROL STRATEGIES

A survey of UK arable growers has highlighted the need for greater accuracy when applying slug pellets, with application timing one of the biggest improvements needed to tackle a burgeoning slug population. The survey which was carried out by ADAMA UK shows that 81% of growers perceive the threat posed by slugs has either remained […]

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NEW LOOK FOR PLANT BREEDING SOCIETY

The British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB) has launched a new website and corporate identity to better promote the importance of plant breeding to UK agriculture. CEO, Samantha Brooke, made the decision following a survey that suggested the membership organisation had been misunderstood by farmers. “The research suggested farmers saw the BSPB as just a […]

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TEST SOIL TO REACH NEW STANDARD

Farmers are being urged to test soil and establish a baseline that will help improve soil health ahead of a new 2022 standard. The Arable Soil Standard was issued in June 2021 as part of the government’s Environmental Land Management (ELM) and Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) plans. To best prepare for the new standard, farmers […]

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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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