September 23, 2020 8:00 PM

Sprayer Testing Changes Come Into Force From November 2020

As part of the Sustainable Use Directive (SUD), pesticide application equipment (PAE) testing became a legal requirement in 2016. Any machine applying a professional pesticide must be tested by the specified dates and at regular intervals thereafter.   To explain this in a bit more detail, the change affects sprayers that […]

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September 18, 2020 8:00 PM

FieldBee Intensifies Cooperation with CNH Industrial

FieldBee’s guidance systems are now available on tractors of the CNH Industrial Case IH and New Holland brands.  According to eFarmer, manufacturer of FieldBee navigation solutions, a supply contract for the tractor production in the Turkish CNH Industrial plant was signed in early August. As of now, eFarmer supplies FieldBee […]

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September 10, 2020 8:00 PM

Accuracy essential for effective slug control

As part of its ongoing commitment to promoting the responsible use of crop protection chemicals ADAMA is asking growers to think carefully about how and when they apply slug pellets this autumn and to ensure all spreading equipment is properly maintained and calibrated before pellets are applied. “To enable accurate […]

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August 24, 2020 8:00 PM

Back to basics: seedbeds & moisture key to OSR establishment

Conserve or wait for moisture before drilling Remove weed competition to improve even establishment Despite very different approaches, and the creative use of old and new techniques, growers Julian Thirsk and David Bird agree, seedbeds are key to getting oilseed rape (OSR) up and away. Julian has a 325ha North […]

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August 21, 2020 8:00 PM

Natural way to boost crop yield to be explored by Warwick Scientists

Increases in plant yield could be naturally made thanks to research at the School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick A grant of £492,343 from the BBSRC will help researchers look at the natural process of nodulation and its relationship with the plant body clock in order to increase yield […]

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