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WHOLECROP OFFERS DUAL BENEFITS TO OVERCOME FORAGE SHORTAGES

With the exceptionally dry spring likely to have a knock-on effect on forage supplies, harvesting cereals originally drilled for grain as wholecrop in the coming weeks could help ease future shortages. So says Francis Dunne of Field Options, who points not only to the guarantee of filling clamps with a valuable primary feed source but […]

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COVER CROP CORNER: TAPPING INTO YOUR NETWORK

Without a doubt, one of the best ways to progress is to learn from others. Here are a few resources to do that. By Risa Demasi, Co-Founder GO SEED From selecting the right cover crop variety to zeroing in on management practices, cover crops can be incredibly complex. However, to truly harness their full potential, […]

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HEAD OFF HARVEST HEADACHES BY CHECKING GAPPY CROPS FOR WEEDS

Be alert to late flushes of weeds that could hamper harvesting operations appearing in this year’s gappy or thin cereal crops after recent rains, says Paul Gruber, regional technical manager for agronomy firm, ProCam. Gaps left in crops where waterlogging caused seedlings to rot away over winter are particularly vulnerable to weed invasion, he says, […]

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COUNTY CROPS STRENGTHENS AGRONOMY TEAM

The appointment of experienced agronomists Kathryn Richards and Gareth Mitchell strengthens the agronomy team at County Crops, part of the ProCam group operating across Lancashire, Cheshire and north Wales. Gwynedd-based Gareth Mitchell will cover north Wales and the borders, working alongside established County Crops agronomists Merfyn Parry and Rhys Owen. He will also be part […]

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NEW SAFER, STRONGER COMBINE TYRES

Continental has released its first single filament bead core combine harvester tyre. The CombineMaster tyre has a unique Hexa bead construction that is safer on the road and helps reduce soil compaction in the field. By using a bead core made of a single piece of steel wrapped around the circumference of the tyre up […]

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NEW APP COMBINES DRONE AND SATELLITE DATA

A partnership between two emerging agricultural technology companies is bringing together drone and satellite data in a crop scouting app. Skippy Scout, an app developed by Drone Ag, will be enhanced with satellite data from French technology pioneer SpaceSense. The collaboration will see the two technology specialists share data to offer Skippy Scout users the […]

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PROTECT GRAIN STORES AGAINST RAMPANT RODENTS

A recent study suggests farmers should take measures to protect grain stores before harvest to avoid destructive rat and mouse infestations. Numbers of rats and mice have risen sharply during the Covid-19 lockdown, according to the British Pest Control Association (BPCA). A Covid-19 impact study carried out by the BPCA has revealed 51% of pest […]

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NEW FERRIC PHOSPHATE MOLLUSCICIDE LAUNCHED

ADAMA has today announced the launch of a new ferric phosphate-based professional molluscicide aimed specifically at controlling slug populations in UK growing conditions. Gusto® IRON is a 3% ferric phosphate molluscicide for use in cereals, oilseed rape, potatoes and a wide range of horticultural crops. The new slug pellets offer several key advantages over other […]

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NEW COVER CROP INFORMATION MAP CENTRALIZES RESEARCH AND FARM TRIAL DATA

As interest and integration of cover crops accelerate, the industry has been challenged in its ability to provide easy to access, comprehensive information. Recently, cover crop application company GO SEED developed the Cover Crop Information Map to provide a free, centralized platform for knowledge exchange. “The Cover Crop Information Map is a free resource for […]

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GUIDE TO SANITISING PRODUCTS FOR FARM AND FOOD FACILITIES

As the UK begins to gradually open back up, Alison Clark, Progiene Business Unit Manager is urging members of the agricultural and food production sectors to ensure sanitising practices are being conducted with due diligence and with products that are fit for purpose. “Whether it be regularly wiping down a shared tractor cab between different […]

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NEW COVID-19 TESTING KIT NOW AVAILABLE

A new testing kit is now available to test for Covid-19 in agriculture. Eurofins Agro UK, an agricultural materials analysis specialist, is introducing a way to test for the virus on surfaces and equipment. Covid-19 can survive on surfaces for 72 hours and the ability to test for it in agricultural packaging and handling facilities […]

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