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Archive Article: 1995/07/07

7 July 1995

A study in success: The five regional finalists in the Farm Planner of the Year competition show their winning hands. The competition is organised by Farmplan Computer Systems, the Institute of Management in Agriculture and FARMERS WEEKLY in conjunction with the Midland Bank. Designed to develop the high level of management skills vital to farm successfully in the 90s, the competition is open to agricultural students throughout the UK. The finalists were (left to right) Simon Moth (Reading University); Paul Knight (Harper Adams); Rebecca Webber (Dorset College) and John Murison (SAC Edinburgh). Top honours went to Julian Perowne (Wye College).

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Archive Article: 1995/07/07

7 July 1995

Beds farmer Andrew Evans collects the keys of a new TDX Daihatsu 4×4 from Daihatsus marketing services manager Justin Lamba. Mr Evans, who runs a 162ha (400-acre) mixed farm at Wootton Green, won the top prize in farmers weeklys spring competition. Watching on are (from left to right) son Sam, Mr Evanss wife Caroline and Stephen Howe, Editor of farmers weekly.

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Archive Article: 1995/07/07

7 July 1995

Evening falls over Whitlands, Lyme Regis, as 152ha of standing straw is sold on behalf of G O C Allhusen. Winter barley averaged £163.31/ha, spring barley £78.75/ha, winter wheat £149.37/ha and spring wheat £109.71/ha. Prices, which the auctioneers say are up on those seen this time last year, peaked at £176.43/ha for a crop of Marinka winter barley. Other notable bids seen by James Rowe and Fiona Cann of auctioneers R and C Snell were £158.24/ha for Hussar winter wheat and £149.89/ha for Puffin winter barley.

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Archive Article: 1995/07/07

7 July 1995

Unsure which valve to turn on next? Tecnoma believes it has the solution in the form of this user "prompt" control system. The operator selects which operation he wishes to perform – filling, spraying, etc – and lights are automatically set against each valve handle to indicate setting. Available for Tecnomas range of trailed sprayers, a 2400-litre model with 24m booms equipped with the system costs £22,000.

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