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  • New precision farming tools on show at Cereals

    Farmers Weekly Two new web tools – one focused on calculating seed rates and the other on weather forecasting – were unveiled at Cereals this year to help growers maximise crop potential. Distributor Agrovista was showing off its new MapIT Pro data management tool at the event. The tool is the latest addition to Agrovista’s cloud-based agronomy management system Axis. The company’s head of...

  • New AHDB branding launched at Cereals

    New branding and a proposed new way of working for the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) was formally launched at today’s Cereals event in Lincolnshire. This will see AHDB’s sector-focused activity delivered under six brands, AHDB Beef and Lamb, AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds, AHDB Dairy, AHDB Horticulture, AHDB Pork and AHDB Potatoes. Cross sector projects will be delivered as...

    10 June 2015

  • 3 Cereals videos: Top tractors, cultivation kit and sprayers

    Farmers Weekly 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 kit builders and sprayer makers showing off their kit. See all our Cereals coverage on our Cereals 2015 hub page. The tractors   The cultivators   The sprayers...

  • Water company launches trial to tackle slug pesticide levels

    Farmers Weekly Farmers have teamed up with a water company for a new drive to cut slug pesticide levels in watercourses. Launched by Anglian Water, the Slug it Out campaign aims to reduce the levels of metaldehyde slug pellets in rivers and reservoirs. It urges farmers to consider alternative chemistry to metaldehyde, which is particularly difficult to remove from water, such as ferric phosphate...

  • Farmer Focus: Social media is a farming game changer

    Farmers Weekly Social media is changing the way I do business – I know this because someone on Twitter told me. I wonder if field days and machinery salespeople are still needed. Or will the machinery decisions of the future be made through social media only? I gave up ringing salesmen about two years ago after I realised that spending an hour on the web meant I knew more about the product than...

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