Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Crop protection

Specialty Enterprises was established in 1987 and unveiled its Millennium aluminum spray booms in 2015

New Holland acquires industry-leading spray boom manufacturer

CNH Industrial has announced the acquisition of Specialty Enterprises LLC (Specialty), North America’s largest manufacturer of premium aluminium spray booms for agricultural applications. The acquisition...
Septoria in Crusoe winter wheat, but what risk does it pose to the crop?

SwiftDetect: Rapid disease testing can save money on Septoria treatment

Spring Septoria pressures in wheat are reported to be high to medium across much of the UK thanks to proven rapid disease testing that’s...
Lemken's Steketee EC-Steer parallel steering frame

Steketee: EC-Steer steering frame expands weeding hoe applications

The Steketee EC-Steer parallel steering frame from Lemken turns unsteered hoeing machines from popular manufacturers into implements with joystick or even camera steering. It's...
Adama UK account manager, Dan Macdonald

Dan Macdonald appointed account manager at Adama UK

Adama Agricultural Solutions UK has appointed Dan Macdonald as a new account manager within its commercial team. Mr Macdonald’s agricultural career began in 2001 when...
David Roberts of Adama UK

Adama appoints David Roberts as new marketing and technical manager

Adama Agricultural Solutions UK has appointed David Roberts to the newly created position of marketing and technical manager for the company’s molluscicide, sugar beet,...
Carre's Rotanet Control mechanical weeder

Carre: New mechanical weeding solution from KRM

Keith Rennie Machinery (KRM) has announced an expansion in its range of mechanical weeding solutions with the addition of the Rotanet Control from Carre,...
Limagrain UK's Ron Granger.

Limagrain: Tailor Septoria control to genetic strengths

As the all-important T1 and T2 fungicide timings approach, Limagrain UK is urging growers to respect the crucial synergy between varietal resistance and fungicide...
Hutchinsons head of ICM, Dave Howard.

Hutchinsons: Use disease risk forecasting to prioritise fungicide sprays

Spraying opportunities are often limited in spring, so identifying fields to prioritise for treatment is key to effective disease control, according to Hutchinsons head...
Yellow rust in winter wheat.

Life Scientific: The perfect storm for yellow rust

Reports of yellow rust in wheat crops means growers should be planning both preventive and curative control in their T0 sprays. According to Ruth...
The Crop.Zone system uses an electric current to kill organic matter

Crop.Zone: Nucrop electric weed control fully launched in The Netherlands

German start-up Crop.Zone, Australian crop protection specialist Nufarm and Dutch equipment supplier Kamps de Wild have announced an exclusive cooperation to market the innovative...
ProCam’s new technical development manager, Rob Adamson

ProCam: New technical development manager appointed

As part of its drive to provide solutions not inputs, agronomy firm ProCam has recruited Rob Adamson as technical development manager. With UK farmers facing...
Using a silicon biostimulants like Orion FT's Sirius boosts the genetic potential of plants by strengthening cells, enhancing cuticle thickness and increasing leaf hair length that makes the crop more resilient to pests and disease

Orion FT: Silicon improves yield and soil health

Silicon, the world’s second most abundant element, can increase yield, improve soil health, strength plants and improve disease response, according to silicon biostimulants specialist...
Band spraying (top) and ridge spraying (bottom) using Horsch's new main nozzle (HD) and secondary nozzle (ND) system

Horsch: Tilted sprayer nozzles caps offer more effective application

Horsch has developed tilted sprayer nozzles caps for use in band application and improved wetting in ridge crops. Two variants are offered: a grey...
Pictured (from left) are: at Ripon Farm Services' (RFS) area sales manager, Mike Pickering; RFS commercial director Richard Simpson; Mazzotti’s export manager Vincenzo Gasperi; RFS technology specialist Jack Forman and John Deere crop care specialist Mark James

Ripon Farm Services is Mazzotti Dealer of the Year 2021

Ripon Farm Services (RFS) has been awarded the UK Dealer of the Year Award for 2021 by Italian sprayer manufacturer Mazzotti. The award recognises...
Pictured at the site of the new Steketee factory are Nicola Lemken (left) and Anthony van der Ley

Lemken: €18 million investment in hoeing technology factory

Acquired by Lemken in 2018 to add hoeing technology to its product range, Dutch manufacturer Steketee has grown rapidly, benefiting from the global shift...
Chinese company Honde Technology markets this 16-litre drone sprayer

Opportunities for drone technology in precision spraying

Use of drone technology in precision agriculture has gained popularity in recent years, however there are still legislative barriers preventing widespread adoption, something that...

Life Scientific: Continued innovation sees new PGR launched

Irish off-patent manufacturer Life Scientific has launched its first plant growth regulator (PGR), Sudo Mor, that contains 250g/lit trinexapac ethyl and is registered for...
Wild oats are one of the most competitive grass weeds with just one plant per square metre able to reduce winter cereal yields by as much as 1%

Adama: Essential tactics for effective wild oat control

Growers throughout the UK must adopt a range of chemical and non-chemical strategies to protect cereals from the increasingly problematic threat of wild oats...
Kuhn is offering up to £5,000 of additional discounts on options for its sprayers

Kuhn: Incentives for precision sprayer options

Kuhn is offering significant incentives to farmers looking to embrace more precision led spraying methods. Both the Deltis and Altis mounted models and Lexis...
McConnel's new Agribuggy2 self-propelled sprayer features a completely new design

McConnel: Next-generation Agribuggy2 sprayer unveiled

Ludlow-based McConnel has unveiled the next generation of its acclaimed, low-ground-pressure, self-propelled crop sprayer, the Agribuggy2 AB30. Redesigned from the ground up, the all new...