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Archive Article: 1998/11/06

6 November 1998

New Farmer Focus writer James Moldon joins our team of regular correspondents from around the country. He manages Stanaway Farm, Otley, Suffolk, for the Felix Thornley Cobbold Agricultural Trust. Cereals, sugar beet, oilseeds and pulses are the core crops, around which Morley Research Centre trials, management training of Otley College students, and LEAF demonstrations all fit in. To hear his and other Farmer Focus news and views, turn to pages 76-77.

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Archive Article: 1998/11/06

6 November 1998

Do not miss next weeks national irrigation event – Water for Farming 98. It runs from 9am to 5pm on Tues, Nov 10, at Newark & Notts Showground, Newark. Alongside exhibits from the industrys key suppliers of irrigators and irrigation services a series of seminars will run on the hour from 10am to 4pm. Admission is £5.

lLate entry – Pett Irrigation of Langrick, Boston, Lincs will be showing its Turbocipa hose reel and boom irrigation systems.

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Archive Article: 1998/11/06

6 November 1998

Like it or not, the

arrival of the euro is

less than two months

away. The UK

government has made

it clear it wants to join

soon, but not just yet.

The reality, however, is

that the new currency

will become part of our

lives almost from day

one. Euro notes and

coins will not be in

circulation for a few

years, but farmers

should have ready

access to euro funds in

the near future, either

through their IACS

cheques or from their

buyers where these are


internationally. This

Single Currency Special

looks at some of the

pros and cons of

economic and monetary

union, kicking off with

a review by

Robert Gooch of

Brussels-based policy

agency, Eurinco. We

also cover the practical

considerations for

farmers thinking of

trading in euros, the

implications for farm

accounts and the

intricacies of the new


arrangements. Edited

by Philip Clarke

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Archive Article: 1998/11/06

6 November 1998

There are six tractors with engines from about 100hp to 260hp to handle the field work and transport jobs on Norman Morleys 400ha (1000 acre) Clopton Green Farm at Rattlesden, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

But he also runs this 17hp Ford compact tractor with a 1m (3.3ft) wide rotary cultivator to maintain a weed-free strip on his field headlands.

Mr Morley bought the Ford 1200 tractor

and Sovema rotary tiller about 15 years ago to provide a narrow cultivated strip which would prevent weed growth spreading

into the crops from the field boundaries

on his all-arable farm.

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