With the future of glyphosate looking doubtful and food retailers dictating a reduction in chemical applications we are certain to see a resurgence in the practice of mechanical weeding...
"The Magna immediately proved its worth taking two to two and half hours to bring 18-19% moisture grain down to a sensible 13.5-14%" says East Yorkshire farmer, Peter Clappison.
As more growers look to reduce their dependence on chemicals, OPICO has launched a range of interrow cultivators to complement the comb harrows already on offer.
OPICO Launch a range of new tools helping growers to reduce their dependency on herbicides.
Worcestershire contractor has adapted his forage wagon machinery fleet to suit customers on multi-cut silage systems.
Speed and efficiency are key feature of the OPICO range of recirculating batch dryers, with automated feature allowing farmers to keep pace with harvest and larger capacity combines, whilst reducing the time needed to manager to the dryer.
Sky Agriculture will have a whole host of updates for its EasyDrill and MaxiDrill ranges at Lamma 2020.
A new mechanical weed control option has been added to OPICO's line-up, and is expected to appeal to a wide variety of users.
Launched at Agritechnica, Strautmann's latest large capacity Magnon forage wagon is brimming with new features... from moving headboard to plastic fingers on the pick-up. We caught up with one of the pre-production units in Germany earlier this season. This is expected to be available in the UK in 2021.
OPICO has added a new range of interrow cultivators to its mechanical weeding options in an attempt to cut farmers' reliance on chemical controls.
A Strautmann is perfectly suited to a multi-cut silage system - read how one contractor is kept busy through the summer months.
Magnon range of Forage Wagons due to replace the Terra-Vitesse from 2021 in UK.
Growers looking to reduce their dependence on herbicides have a range of new tools to choose from to help combat weed issues, as OPICO launches a complete range of Hatzenbichler inter-row cultivators.
Herd fertility problems have been linked to soil compaction in grassland. British Dairying investigates...
For Agrovista's Niall Atkinson the HE-VA Evolution drill "is a great piece of kit for establishing oilseed rape."
Drilling OSR and companion crops is straight forward with Sky's EasyDrill and its three hoppers.
FW rounds up the no-till drills on show at Groundswell, read their observations about Sky's EasyDrill.
OPICO Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of R C Dalgliesh Limited to their Strautmann dealer network.
Sales Manager and Plough Product Manager, Rob Immink about the importance of choosing the right plough for the job.
Maintenance top tips for your grass harrows
Getting more value from grass is a good way to cut feed bills and improve profits...
Farmers Guide review: subtle changes improve coulter line with fewer wearing parts
After four decades of direct-drilling one Surrey grower believes he's finally found the ideal machine to get best results from his wide-ranging soil types and varied cropping.
Sky Agriculture has secured a 29.2% share of the French trailed drill market in 2018.
New and improved coulter line for the Sky's EasyDrill
PTO auger systems have a straightforward design that allows for one-person operation from the tractor seat.
The new V conveyor has been simplified to reduce the number of moving parts to help extend belt longevity, therefore reudcing ownership costs.
OPICO has appointed Alex Smith as Maschio Service Manager and UK Technical Support to cover OPICO, HE-VA, SKY, Strautmann and Maschio brands in East Anglia, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
Dorset contractor Craig Frampton harvests 2,200 hectares of grass each year using two Strautmann Giga-Vitesse CFS 3601 forage wagons.
What to look out for when buying a used Forage Wagon.
The features and versatility of the 6m Sky EasyDrill are central to the Cheyne Farming Partnership's long-term objective of future-proofing the business by producing the same quality of grain for less through efficiencies.
OPICO has appointed Dan Barnes as new UK Technical Support, to cover the South West, Central South of England and South and mid-Wales.
Find out more about how improved consistency of the TMR mix is seeing better herd fertility, as well as a better control of feed costs.
HE-VA's Grass Rejuvenator enables contractor Ian Kirkby to reseed with fewer passes.
Clearing rough heather and gorse moorland as well as keeping pastureland in good order through the summer months is bread and butter for contractor Jim Rodger in the Scottish borders.
“We chose the Gaspardo Mirka maize drill because of its mechanical simplicity and heavy build quality. It’s not the cheapest on the market but we knew it would reliably put seed in at the right depth and spacing in our stoney conditions.” Mark Andrew, Mark Andrew Ltd
All new Strautmann forage wagons are now fitted with a galvanised chassis, new rear door load sensors and improved ISOBUS connectors to improve the longevity and reliability of machines.
“The Combi-Disc’s main role is seedbed creation before and after the beet crop and this is where it’s highly versatile and adaptable,” explains David Metheringham, farmer.
Glenn Bootman, OPICO Territory Manager, has taken on the additional role of Product Specialist for the HE-VA brand.
Farmers and contractors looking for a new plough are currently spoilt for choice. Last month Profi approached Maschio for their driving impression feature.
Profi magazine looks at 3 pre-owned wagons from 2009, 2012 and 2015 and highlights what to look for when buying a second-hand model. The most noteworthy change over the last 10 years being the introduction in 2010 of the CFS pick up.
OPICO Ltd is pleased to announce the expansion of its partnership with C&O Tractors to include HE-VA cultivation machinery and SKY grain drills.
A change in feeding regime has enabled one family business to make better use of co-products and improve margins on its beef finishing unit.
"The Strautmann might not be the cheapest option on the market but the quality of chop and the improved efficiency of the whole operation certainly pays off for us as contractors and our customers" James Vickery, Contractor.
OPICO Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Agriplus Limited to their Strautmann dealer network.
Expecting to be on sale in the UK this autumn a new bigger and ‘beefed up’ semi-mounted Mirco plough will be on the Maschio stand for an exclusive showing at LAMMA19.