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Spraying and fertilising

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SPRAYERS

Nozzle expert gives tips on more accurate spray application

Arable production across the prairies of western Canada might appear to have little in common with that of the UK, but they share one problem: how to increase sprayer productivity…

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Tractor cab filters: are you protected?

Most operators and farmers will be well aware of the potential risks that working with agricultural chemicals brings, but with the right precautions, users will be kept free from any…

SPRAYING AND FERTILISING

What to look for when buying a used trailed sprayer

There are plenty of good reasons to run a trailed sprayer. Not only will modern machines match the capacity of their self-propelled equivalents but they’ll also equal them in terms…

CROP MANAGEMENT

Video: How nozzle choice affects spray quality and efficacy

Selecting the appropriate sprayer nozzle for pre-emergence weed control is an important step in cutting spray drift and maximising the efficacy of the chemicals being applied. There are four key…

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Case studies

CEREAL DRILLS

Bespoke liquid fert kits improve no-till drilled crop performanc...

A wind of change is sweeping through UK crop establishment practices, with more and more growers being lured into splashing the cash on a no-till drill. With this increased uptake…

Wiltshire contractor doubles output with smart slurry pump

Umbilical slurry spreading is definitely a Marmite job – some people just can’t get enough of it, while for many it’s something to steer well clear of. The traditional set-up…

SPRAYING AND FERTILISING

Aberdeen farmer slashes his fert bill by home-brewing nitrogen

Arable farming in Aberdeenshire can be seriously tough and, after a near financially crippling year, Stuart Davidson decided to rethink the way he operated. Part of that process included cutting…

ARABLE

Giant 8,000-litre sprayer ups Yorkshire grower's work rate

When you’ve got more than 16,000ha worth of agrochemical and suspension fertiliser to apply you need some pretty serious sprayer capacity. Until recently, Doncaster-based contractor Robert Todd chewed through this…

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Insights

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Tractor cab filters: are you protected?

Most operators and farmers will be well aware of the potential risks that working with agricultural chemicals brings, but with the right precautions, users will be kept free from any…

SPRAYERS

Beds farmer rates trailed Horsch Leeb sprayer

Switching from a self-propelled to high-spec trailed has taken the chore out of spraying for one Bedfordshire farm manager, with a Horsch Leeb 6LT and Fendt 828 combo offering both…

MACHINERY

7 twin-disc fertiliser spreader options for farmers

Fertiliser application technology has advanced rapidly in recent years, with weigh cells, border-spreading devices and section control transforming the accuracy of the ever-popular twin-disc spreader. Unsurprisingly, this increase in technical…

SPRAYING AND FERTILISING

Accurate satellite images improve nitrogen efficiency

An increase in the number of satellites whizzing around in space means growers have access to more frequent and better-quality crop imagery than ever before. For the farmer, that means…

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News

TECHNOLOGY

World’s first autonomous orchard sprayer unveiled

Californian manufacturer Crinklaw Farm Services has developed an unmanned vehicle for spraying orchards. The rocket-like Global Unmanned Spray System (GUSS) uses a combination of GPS, vehicle sensors and clever software…

SPRAYERS

Beeswax Dyson Farming to host 2019 National Sprayer Demo

Shoppers in the market for a new self-propelled sprayer are being encouraged to attend the hands-on National Sprayer Demo day. It takes place on Wednesday 20 February 2019 at the…

CEREALS

Cereals 2018: Sprayers and spreaders

The Cereals event returned to its regular southern haunt at Chrishall Grange, Cambridgeshire this week. Farmers Weekly’s Machinery team delved into the sprays and sprayers ring in search of the latest…

MACHINERY

Farmers in control at Sprayer Demo Day

With some self-propelled sprayers now costing the same as your average three-bed detached house in the Lake District, it’s no wonder farmers are keener than ever to get time in…

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Test and reviews

FERTILISER SPREADERS

Driver’s view: Ryetec self-propelled fertiliser spreader

For specialist spreading contractors there’s a lot to be said for running a self-propelled machine rather than a tractor and trailed unit. Not only does it make the machine more…

SPRAYERS

Driver's view: Grower's verdict on Berthoud's Vantage sprayer

Berthoud’s new Vantage trailed machine won the affection of Essex grower Gavin Rowsell when he changed his sprayer last summer, seeing off other suitors with the promise of top after-sales…

SPRAYERS

Beds farmer rates trailed Horsch Leeb sprayer

Switching from a self-propelled to high-spec trailed has taken the chore out of spraying for one Bedfordshire farm manager, with a Horsch Leeb 6LT and Fendt 828 combo offering both…

SPRAYING AND FERTILISING

Farmer rates JCB Fastrac 4000 and Landquip demount sprayer

Demount sprayers have often been panned by the spraying purists, who tend to believe a tailor-made self-propelled is the go-to concept for pesticide application. Suffolk grower Sam Slater disagrees, however,…

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Video

CULTIVATION AND DRILLING

Video: Horsch reveal drilling innovations and tillage tweaks

German implement maker Horsch is experiencing strong UK sales from its tillage and crop protection machines. However, with the uncertainty surrounding glyphosate regulation and Brexit, the company thinks that exploring…

CROP MANAGEMENT

Video: How nozzle choice affects spray quality and efficacy

Selecting the appropriate sprayer nozzle for pre-emergence weed control is an important step in cutting spray drift and maximising the efficacy of the chemicals being applied. There are four key…

SPRAYING AND FERTILISING

Video: Cereals sprayers in action

Manufacturers flocked from far and wide to demonstrate their latest machines in the Sprays and Sprayers arena at this year’s Cereals event. From the smallest mounted units to the largest…

MACHINERY

3 Cereals videos: Top tractors, cultivation kit and sprayers

Machinery makers from across the globe flocked to Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire this week (10-15 June) for the annual Cereals 2015 event. We captured a few highlights from the tractor manufacturers, cultivation…

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