The ‘Crimper Roller’, a knife roller designed to roll, cut and bruise cover crops in front of a direct drill.
Tim West runs an agricultural contracting business which includes the cutting of 8000 acres of grass for silage. His fleet of forage machinery includes two forage wagons which give him flexibility in silage-making operations and enable better quality silage to be made at less cost.
HE-VA has updated its Disc Roller range to improve contour following and allow more precise cultivation.
Strautmann is to extend its range of vertical feed mixers with the launch of two triple-augered machines at this year’s Eurotier in Hanover, Germany.
Experts from OPICO will be on hand at the Croptec event to give advice on the innovative Sky drill range, particularly helpful for growers considering how to move forward with no-till, min-till, cover cropping or companion crops.
With an ever-increasing and variable workload and a focus on quality consolidation, we find out how one Gloucestershire firm is making the most of a new heavy set of 12.3m-metre rolls.
Farmers adopting zero grazing in a bid to cut feed costs, reduce waste and improve DM intakes have two options to cut, collect and feed out the grass
A move to DIY silage-making using a forage wagon has helped one organic Somerset dairy get milk from forage up over the 5000-litre mark.
Following an increase to their arable acreage, Yorkshire farmers John and David Thompson decided it was time to modernise their aged grain-drying set-up. CPM finds out how they got on.
A Leicestershire contractor with an eye for detail has invested in direct drilling to help his customers unlock greater potential from the ground they farm.
With some cover crops costing up to £200/ha, are they worth the investment? Richard Allison looks at the arguments for growing them on farm.
Following an increase to their arable acreage, Yorkshire farmers John and David Thompson decided it was time to modernise their aged grain drying set-up.
Black-grass has been an issue for E.J. Morris and Son, of Royston, Herts, for a number of years, and Sam Morris suggests he now 'farms to control black-grass rather than to achieve the highest yields'.
Opting to overseed some pastures, rather than carry out a full reseed could be the answer for livestock farmers wanting to minimise costs but not lose out on the production of the cheap energy source that is grass.
Looking to get rape crops off to a better start, one Suffolk farmer has improved seed placement with coulters.
Mounting grassweed and slug problems have prompted a Scottish Borders farmer to adapt his farm buggy to apply Avadex and slug pellets in almost any conditions.
Sky Agriculture and OPICO, in co-operation with Oakbank, are running a ‘No-till and Cover Crop Roadshow’ from the 4-7th July 2016.
In a cropping system where the soil is the priority, the drill is not the key decision. CPM travels to France to explore a system where the drill has been designed around the crops and the soils they work.
For the first time at the Highland Show, OPICO will present its highly adaptable trailed Sky EasyDrill.
Two new modifications to the Strautmann range of mixer wagons will allow farmers to save time and cut costs.
OPICO is pleased to announce the appointment of Venture Farm Machinery (VFM) as a new dealer for the OPICO, HE-VA, SKY, Strautmann and Maschio ranges of machinery.
For the first time at the Cereals event, OPICO will showcase its two highly adaptable Sky drills - the no-till EasyDrill and the min-till MaxiDrill – both able to cope with a range of soil conditions and cultivations systems.
OPICO’s Mounted Micro-Pro Avadex applicator has been updated for the 2016 season.
Applying slurry to grassland using splash-plates may be a relatively cheap and quick method, but there is a higher nutrient loss through evaporation and greater risk of run-off compared to the more accurate injection systems.
Visitors to the OPICO stand at Scotgrass, [on 18th May] will be able to see how Strautmann forage wagons bring flexibility and efficiency to silaging operations
Visitors to Scotgrass [on 18 May 2016] will be able to see the first working demonstration of the HE-VA Sward Rejuvenator, launched last year at the Royal Welsh Show by OPICO.
OPICO has appointed Chris Clark as new Maschio Gaspardo Service Manager.
Blackgrass control isn’t all about chemicals and crop rotations.
Success via differentiation: Q&A with importer OPICO
OPICO has appointed Stewart Whitworth to join the Parts Department
OPICO has appointed a new Sales Office Manager, Steve Harrison, who brings a wealth of experience to his new role.
A new combination of the HE-VA Disc Roller and Variocast 16 will be launched at LAMMA 2016