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COLLABORATION TO COMBAT COMPACTION

Continental has collaborated with ADAS and John Deere to draw attention to how tyre technology can improve soil health. Richard Hutchins, agricultural tyre specialist at Continental, David Purdy from John Deere and ADAS principal soil scientist, John Williams, have come together to highlight how farming practices must change to protect the productivity of British farming. […]

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PRIORITISE HYGIENE TO MEET ANTIBIOTIC REDUCTION TARGETS

Sales of antibiotics to treat UK farm animals have halved since targets were introduced in 2017, making Britain the fifth lowest user in Europe. However, to continue to reduce antibiotic use still further, sound hygiene practices must be a focus for all farmers. “The new antibiotic reduction targets facilitated by Responsible Use of Medicines in […]

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DECEMBER COVER CROP CORNER: WHAT COVER CROPS HAVE GIFTED US

Producers, researchers and cover crop experts share what cover crop gifts they are most thankful for. By Risa Demasi, Co-Founder GO SEED With Christmas just around the corner, we’ll soon be exchanging gifts with those closest to us. As we look back on another year of working with producers, researchers and technical experts to integrate […]

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SPRAYER PIONEER FITS NEW INTELLIGENT TYRES

New pressure and heat sensing tyres have been fitted to a sprayer for the first time in the UK. The Continental VF tyres have been fitted to a SAM Horizon 4000 self-propelled sprayer. “This is the first time the new VF tyres with pressure sensors have been fitted to a sprayer in the UK and […]

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MULTI-SITE INHIBITORS VITAL TO FUTURE-PROOFING CEREAL DISEASE CONTROL

With resistance to single site fungicides continuing to impede curative disease strategies and erode the protectant activity of existing chemistry, wheat and barley growers must use a diversity of active ingredients – including a multi-site – to ensure disease control programmes offer effective long-term protectant activity. That is the latest advice from ADAMA UK, with […]

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NEW ANALYSIS UNLOCKS SOIL HEALTH

New soil testing from Eurofins Agro will help farmers and agronomists understand soil in a more detailed way than ever before. The tests have been launched in the UK and Ireland to provide chemical, physical, and biological insight, offering farmers a better way to monitor, manage and improve the health and fertility of their soil. […]

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NEW AI CAN ANALYSE CROP PERFORMANCE

New artificial intelligence (AI) is now able to interpret drone imagery to help farmers analyse broad acre crops. Skippy Scout version 2.5, the mobile phone app created by Drone Ag, has been developed with unique AI to interpret images taken by a drone. “It was always our intention to develop the software to this stage […]

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PROCAM APPOINTS REGIONAL TECHNICAL MANAGER FOR EASTERN COUNTIES

Leading agronomy firm ProCam has appointed Matthew Cobbald as Regional Technical Manager covering the eastern counties of England. Having worked as an agronomist and farm consultant for over 20 years, including his most recent role as Technical Director with farm management and advisory company Velcourt, Mr Cobbald brings a wealth of experience to his new […]

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AVOID THESE FIVE PITFALLS WHEN DRILLING LATER, WHEAT GROWERS URGED

Be aware of these “watch-out” points or pitfalls now that drilling of winter wheat crops has slipped later due to unsettled weather, says Nigel Scott, regional technical manager for agronomy firm ProCam. Some important adjustments to autumn agronomy may be needed, he adds. Don’t drill based on seed weight – use seed numbers Seed rates […]

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HOLD NERVE WITH BLACKGRASS INFECTED FIELDS

Continue to hold off drilling winter wheat fields where blackgrass is a worry until early October where possible, or mid-October in the worst fields, says agronomy firm ProCam. Drilling before this puts more pressure on achieving top results from in-crop herbicides, the company points out. Paul Gruber, ProCam regional technical manager, says: “A lot of […]

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