October 12, 2019 8:00 PM

FSOOTY 2020 seeks best farm sprayer operators

The Farm Sprayer Operator Of The Year awards are back for 2020 – to find and reward the best farm sprayer operators in the UK. The application of crop protection products is one of the most complex jobs faced on the farm. Today’s operators are faced with many possible challenges, […]

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October 5, 2019 8:00 PM

New self-propelled sprayers from John Deere

John Deere has launched its next generation of self-propelled sprayers, manufactured at the company’s Horst factory in The Netherlands. With the new R4140i 4000-litre capacity and R4150i 5000-litre capacity machines, engineers have further increased performance, precision, safety and operator comfort. The focus of these latest developments has been on improving […]

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September 29, 2019 8:00 PM

Earlier maturity and tight spray intervals are key considerations for winter wheat variety choice

Harvest delays brought on by this summer’s catchy weather have underlined the importance of growing winter wheat varieties that aren’t late-maturing, says Syngenta technical manager for conventional cereals, Kathryn Hamlen.

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August 17, 2019 8:00 PM

New app offers aphid spraying alerts against Barley yellow dwarf virus

A new app designed to help boost the timeliness of insecticide spraying against aphid vectors of Barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) in the absence of being able to use a neonicotinoid seed treatment this autumn, has been launched by Syngenta. Developed for use with the company’s pyrethroid insecticide, Hallmark Zeon, […]

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August 11, 2019 8:00 PM

Farmers move to improve pre-em applications

A quarter of UK farmers have made changes to their spraying operations to get better performance from pre-emergence herbicide applications. Heeding the advice and results of the Syngenta #lowslowcovered campaign, over 90% now spray at less than 12 km/hr and 84% have increased spray water volume, to at least 150 […]

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