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Rhys expands forage specialist team

Forage crop specialist Field Options has expanded its team with the appointment of Rhys Owen, who 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, Rhys has ten years’ experience in grassland management and a wide range of […]

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Rhys Owen has joined forage crop specialist Field Options and will cover north Shropshire, Cheshire and north Wales whilst continuing with his role as an agronomist with sister company County Crops.

Nick adds strength to forage specialist team

Forage crop specialist Field Options has expanded its team with the appointment of Nick Duggan, who takes on a business support and development role covering south Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire and east Powys. A graduate of Harper Adams University, Nick has gained a wealth of relevant experience over the previous five years in technical […]

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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.

Herbicide reboot may be needed if spraying with hard water

Farmers destroying weed-infested stubbles or old grassland prior to planting spring crops, including maize, may need to boost the performance of glyphosate if farming in hard water areas following the ban on tallow amine formulations of the treatment, says Hall Charlton of leading agronomy firm, ProCam. According to agronomist Mr Charlton, crop destruction before planting […]

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Using hard water for spraying can compromise the performance of some herbicides, says Hall Charlton of ProCam

Topcon X25 and X35 acheive official ISOBUS certification

LH Agro, Topcon’s preferred UK dealer for its range of precision agriculture systems, is pleased to announce that the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) has officially certified the Topcon X35 and X25 consoles for a key range of ISOBUS functions. In compliance with the relevant AEF ISOBUS Guidelines (including corresponding parts ISO-11783 standards) the X35 […]

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Topcon’s X35 (left) and X25 (right) consoles have been certified for a range of ISOBUS functions.

Affordable phased-release Germinal fertiliser provides sward nutrients for up to five months

Germinal has launched an organic based phased-release fertiliser which provides up to five months’ worth of nutrients and trace elements from a single application at a budget-friendly price point. GSR Tri-Phase is an 18-3.5-8 NPK fertiliser which also supplies one unit of MgO plus trace elements including copper, zinc, boron, manganese and molybdenum. * Recommended […]

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Germinal Amenity Fertiliser

KUHN extends VENTA pneumatic seed drill range

KUHN Farm Machinery has extended its VENTA pneumatic seed drill range with the addition of 1010 series machines. In combination with KUHN’s HR power range, the drills are suited to working at varying seeding depths in a wide range of soil conditions. Available in 3.0m, 3.5m and 4.0m working widths, this new series of drills […]

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The VENTA 1010 series equipped with Suffolk coulter seeding units provides an additional option within KUHN’s pneumatic seed drills range.

0% finance available on Topcon precision farming kit

LH Agro, Topcon Agriculture’s preferred UK dealer for its range of precision agriculture systems, has announced that it is offering two years 0% finance on a range of equipment including Topcon’s automatic steering systems and crop sensors.  The 0% finance deal is available on a selection of Topcon equipment including the X-series range of consoles, […]

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Topcon’s X-series consoles are able to control a range of implements and functions including auto-steer, variable rate application and auto-section control.

Cover Crop Corner: Using legumes to reduce nitrogen fertilizer costs

Nitrogen fixing legumes can save $37 per acre on fertilizer costs    By Risa Demasi, Co-Founder Grassland Oregon You know the saying, “there’s more than one way to skin a cat?” This holds true when it comes to running a profitable crop or grazing system (which hopefully doesn’t involve skinning cats). An initial first reaction […]

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Rhizobia bacteria in root nodules pull in nitrogen from the atmosphere as nutrient resource for plant growth. Root nodules also release nitrogen into soil, providing succeeding crops with nutrition.

New ALKA feed options highlight versatility of alkalisation

Many UK dairy farmers could boost significantly their use of highly cost-effective home-grown cereals in cow diets thanks to a range of versatile ‘alkalising’ feed options. FiveF Alka is now able to offer every milk producer in the country a bespoke alkalised feed solution designed to help them make the most of what they can […]

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FiveF Alka Limited promotes systems for maximising the nutritional value of home-grown farm feeds and forages.