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Farmers wanting to upgrade their drying facilities should look to recirculating batch dryers which have the added benefit of boosting bushel weights. Two different dryer ranges are available from OPICO: the diesel-fired Magna range and the gas-fired GT range.
Act now to remove soil compaction in grassland,and gain in the spring from an earlier turnout and increased grass production, advises agronomist Ian Robertson of Sustainable Soil Management.
Making the switch to no-till with just two primary tools for crop establishment – a 6m Cross Slot drill and a 12.3m set of HE-VA rolls with OPICO Micro-Pro applicator
OPICO’s range of diesel-fired Magna grain dryers now have even better longevity thanks to modifications to components in corrosion-susceptible areas.
Cheshire farmer chose to install an OPICO Magna 4810 re-circulating batch dryer at the heart of his new grain store
OPICO has appointed two new Territory Managers, Gordon Hickie & Jamie Brett to cover Scotland and Northern England, expanding the team to reflect the company’s increasing customer base and portfolio of products.
OPICO sward-lifter & OPICO tine harrow and seeder set-up used to maximise efficiency in farmer's holistic approach to grassland management at Greystone Farm, a 240-cow herd, near Moreton-in-Marsh.
See the new 6.3m HE-VA Sward Rejuvenator, an OPICO Sward Lifter, and two Strautmann forage wagons in action at Grassland & Muck '17
South Yorkshire farmer, Tom Morrell’s made the decision to up-grade to a new 16.3m set of HE-VA King Rolls from a local dealer.
OPICO has appointed Helen Selkin in a newly created role as Marketing Manager.
OPICO has appointed Rob Immink to head up the Maschio Gaspardo sales team across the UK.
At the Grassland and Muck Event, OPICO will be launching a 6.3m hydraulic folding version of its HE-VA Sward Rejuvenator. Designed for overseeding grassland, but also suitable for the reseeding of cultivated ground, this new wider machine, coupled with an Air 16 seeder, enables higher work rates to be achieved.
"One particular machine stood out for its versatility – HE-VA’s Combi-Disc. The simple fact that everything on it is hydraulically adjustable means it can be run as a straight sub-soiler or disc-harrow or any combination of the two.”
Following an increase to their arable acreage, Yorkshire farmers John and David Thompson decided it was time to modernise their aged grain-drying set-up. CPM finds out how they got on.
With some cover crops costing up to £200/ha, are they worth the investment? Richard Allison looks at the arguments for growing them on farm.
Following an increase to their arable acreage, Yorkshire farmers John and David Thompson decided it was time to modernise their aged grain drying set-up.
Black-grass has been an issue for E.J. Morris and Son, of Royston, Herts, for a number of years, and Sam Morris suggests he now 'farms to control black-grass rather than to achieve the highest yields'.
Opting to overseed some pastures, rather than carry out a full reseed could be the answer for livestock farmers wanting to minimise costs but not lose out on the production of the cheap energy source that is grass.
Looking to get rape crops off to a better start, one Suffolk farmer has improved seed placement with coulters.