Research and growers’ experience with the Syngenta’s Operation Pollinator Green Headland Mix, grown alongside potato and vegetable fields, has highlighted the opportunity for soil improvement and to capture nutrients for following crops, reported Syngenta Sustainable Farming Manager, Belinda Bailey.
“The techniques involved could now prove equally applicable for arable fields where headlands have been left, or are unviable after the wet winter,” she advocated.
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What's On Your UTV ‘Wants' List?
Balancing loads on the front and rear racks, sitting astride a saddle, having no room for a passenger, and being fully exposed to the elements – while the ordinary ATV also has its benefits, there are plenty of downsides to the ‘quad bike’ design. So the side-by-side utility vehicle (UTV) alternative, with its full load bed, conventional seating for more than just the driver, and either cab frame or a full cab, offers many advantages.
New Optum AFS Connect: comfort and connectivity enhanced to ease workload for both owner and operator
New cab, controls, and connectivity among key areas of enhancement / All new interior with the new Multicontroller armrest, configurable controls, AFSPro 1200 monitor, tablet instrumentation / Instant data transfer and remote monitoring courtesy of AFS Connect /
SHOCKINGLY AFFORDABLE NEW DACIA DUSTER OPENS FOR ORDERS
Orders are now open for the New Dacia Duster, as pricing, technical details, and launch offers are confirmed. The latest version of the robust SUV offers a great deal more in every sense.
Optimise forage utilisation by stimulating rumen activity with forage supplements
Livestock producers looking to make the most of grazed forage can increase intake and digestion by 10 percent when supplementing pastures with a nutrient-rich forage supplement, says Dr. Alison Bond, nutritionist for Rumenco.
Tiguan Allspace: family-friendly seven-seater on sale from £32,135 OTR with package of new tech
Among the technological highlights brought by this enhancement are new assistance systems for the model.
Get up close to the latest crop establishment machinery and thinking – Tillage-Live 2021
Now in its 30th year Tillage-Live, the national crop establishment demonstration returns to the west this autumn. Organized by the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) on behalf of the industry, the event is heading back to Cirencester in 2021 with the event being held at Down Ampney after a year break in 2020.
Kawasaki announce completed 2022 MULE and ATV line up
The 2022 utility range will feature the popular Kawasaki MULE Pro DX, Mule Pro DXT, Mule SX 4×4, and Pro-MX vehicles. Also included in the range is the BRUTE FORCE 4x4i EPS ATV, which will be available in two colours.
GEA's new rotary parlour improves herd environment and boosts milk yield
An expanding family farm has more than halved milking time for its 600-strong Pedigree Holstein herd, improving the working conditions at the farm for both cows and staff as well as increasing milk yield, after investing in a GEA T8900 rotary milking parlour.
Case IH approves Continental TractorMaster Tyres
Case IH tractor series Vestrum, Maxxum and Puma available with TractorMaster and VF TractorMaster Case IH tractors can now be ordered from the factory with Continental tyres
BDC Systems Ltd and Nash Grain Services successfully meet J A & D Cottrell's requirements for new grain drying and storage plant
Knowing that its existing grain drying and storage plant was outdated and would halt plans for future expansion, J A & D Cottrell worked closely with Nash Grain Services and BDC Systems Ltd, to design a state-of-the-art plant. The new plant, with an increased capacity of nearly 16,000t, enables the Cottrells to store their own grain and contract store for Frontier Agriculture.
Busy lizzies are back in business!
At last with new disease-resistant varieties you can plant again with confidence, but which should you choose? Graham Rice considers the options
Managing early growth stages in maize
This second article in a two-part series on production management of maize during the early growth phases focuses on water and disease management. Three top South African maize producers also provide advice on what farmers should look out for during this period. Magda du Toit reports.
Maize production: the first 40 days
In this article, the first in a two-part series, Magda du Toit speaks to experts about the different growth stages of a maize plant in the vegetative phase, as well as the crucial management practices to follow during this time to achieve optimal yield. Advice on weed control is also included.
Controlling nematodes in grain crops
The grain production season is approaching and soil-dwelling nematodes are re-emerging after winter. Farmers should start monitoring these pests now, say Prof Driekie Fourie and Dr Gerhard du Preez at North-West University’s Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management.
Meet The Future Of Agriculture
The Syngenta Leadership Academy is aimed at empowering a new generation of leaders in South African agriculture. Siyanda Sishuba spoke to three alumni about the skills and knowledge they gained from the academy’s programme.