January 2018

January 31, 2018 8:00 PM

Vicon showing iXdrive 5240 at this year’s National Self-Propelled sprayer demo event

On show this year is the Vicon iXdrive 5240, shod on 650/85 R38 flotation tyres. Boasting a 50:50 weight distribution, the sprayer combines a high-comfort Vista cab with a proven spray pack featuring variable geometry boom. Contour following is managed by Boom Guide Active Roll, while spray technology includes auto […]

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January 23, 2018 8:00 PM

Remote jet check makes operator’s life easier

Knight Farm Machinery is introducing an optional boom-mounted nozzle check and cleaning station that will enable operators to check, clean and replace nozzles quickly. The kit includes tool boxes mounted on the boom itself containing essential items like nozzles, o-rings, caps and maintenance tools, as well as space for essential […]

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January 15, 2018 8:00 PM

Spring clean for OSR leaves over winter

Oilseed rape crops have, for the most part, come out of the winter remarkably clean of disease after the early intense Phoma pressure was well controlled, reports Syngenta OSDR Manager, Kat Allen (pictured). Wet and mild weather over the early autumn was positive for crop establishment, but did raise the […]

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January 12, 2018 8:00 PM

46 farms now at heart of expanding AHDB Farm Excellence Network

Farmer-to-farmer learning is now at the heart of AHDB’s knowledge exchange work, with 46 farms across the country fully engaged in AHDB Farm Excellence activities. A compilation of short and in-depth profiles of the current AHDB Monitor and Strategic Farms, which span livestock, arable and horticulture enterprises, have been compiled […]

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January 3, 2018 8:00 PM

Chafer feature upgrades for its trailed sprayers for 2018 season

Chafer has made a number of upgrades to its range of trailed sprayers to ensure they remain at the forefront of crop sprayer technology for 2018. Deliveries of these updated versions of the Sentry and Guardian trailed sprayers will begin in the spring. A new boom suspension assembly offers improved […]

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