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CEREALS

Cereals 2024: New site and direct drilling event

The Cereals Event 2024 will welcome visitors to a new site, at Bygrave Woods, Newnham Farm in Hertfordshire, on 11-12 June, alongside its new co-hosted event DirectDriller@Cereals. Hosted by Alex…

WEED MANAGEMENT

Video: Mechanical hoes offer solution to herbicide resistance

As herbicides are withdrawn from the market, resistance builds and growers seek more sustainable weed management strategies, an increasing number of growers are turning to mechanical weed control. Andy Baggott,…

MACHINERY

Cereals 2023: Maschio bulks out UK kit range

Following its split with importer Opico, Maschio Gaspardo has brought a raft of extra machines to the UK market, many of which were making their first appearance at the Cereals…

GRAIN STORAGE EQUIPMENT

Budissa Bag offers cheaper alternative to a grain store

Hawick-based Bill Rae Contracting has become the new UK distributor for forage and feed bagging specialist Budissa Bag. The firm took on the job in June last year – having spent…

PEST MANAGEMENT

Why stem weevil has been a problem in OSR

The problems caused by winter stem weevil in oilseed rape crops this year may have been unintentionally caused by bringing drilling dates forward. The adults have an earlier egg-laying period…

SUGAR BEET

Video: Robotti successfully drills and weeds 150ha of sugar beet

Autonomous Agri Solutions and Sentry farming have teamed up to use a fully autonomous robot to successfully drill and weed a 150ha area of sugar beet across Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire.…

 
 
 

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CULTIVATORS

Cereals 2023: GT Engineering debuts 6m folding front press

Having established itself building front-weight toolboxes and swath rollers, Spalding-based fabricator GT Agricultural Engineering has moved on to bigger pieces of kit. One of the latest projects completed by founder…

TRACTORS

Cereals 2023: Camfab adds customisable Smartbox

York-based fabricator Camfab has added to the welter of front box options with a new version designed to hook directly to the tractor’s tombstone. The Smartbox weighs 400kg as standard,…

TECHNOLOGY

Fully autonomous robots set for delivery to UK farms

Four fully autonomous robots manufactured by Dutch robotic firm AgXeed have been sold to the UK market, ready for on-farm delivery next month. The tracked AgXeed AgBot 5.115T2 was on…

FARM MAINTENANCE

New UTV-friendly Poacher Block protects farm gateways

Northumberland farmer John Goodfellow has unveiled another iteration of his novel Poacher Block. The 4m-wide reinforced concrete barricade is designed to straddle a gateway, with its strategically positioned turrets allowing…

NUTRITION AND FERTILISER

Cereals 2023: Two agchem firms launch N-fixing products

Both Corteva and Syngenta are offering growers biological products aimed at fixing nitrogen from the air for crops to use. While both can help farmers raise yields or trim their…

CULTIVATORS

He-Va adds low-disturbance leg to Combi-Disc cultivator

Buyers of He-Va’s Combi-Disc cultivator now have the option of 15mm-wide, ultra-low disturbance Stealth legs as an alternative to the standard 25mm fitment. To further reduce soil movement and minimise…

CULTIVATORS

Edwards develops ST combi rotavator for fine seed-beds

Bringing finer seed-beds to the world of strip-till cultivation is the order of the day with the latest creation from Worcestershire firm Edwards Farm Machinery. The in-house designed ST is…

VARIETY SELECTION

Limited seed for first hybrid barley with virus tolerance

There is a limited amount of seed available for the first hybrid barley variety with tolerance to barley yellow dwarf virus, which is up for recommendation later this year. Buzzard,…

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