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Moving from a run-of-the-mill quad-mounted spinner to a specialist pellet applicator on a set of heavy rolls has revolutionised slug control for one Suffolk grower.
Its been a busy autumn in Cornwall for grassland contractor Ralph Sainsbury and his Grass Master harrow and seeder. This year Ralph will have sown over 1500 acres, a combination of reseeding, overseeding and establishing catch and cover crops into stubble.
OPICO dryer treats the crop gently, dries it within the defined temperature limits and its cascading action conditions and cleans the grain creating a very attractive sample.
Compaction in grassland can cost dairy farmers up to £250/ha per year in lost dry matter yields.
Successful reseeding is an art in itself - read on to see how you can tip the odds in your favour to make the job a success every time.
OPICO has appointed Alan Watt as a new Territory Manager to cover Western, Central and Northern Scotland.
OPICO has appointed Colin Grigor as a new Territory Manager to cover Northern England and Southern Scotland.
OPICO Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Menai Tractors near Caernarfon to their OPICO grassland dealer network.
OPICO are delighted to confirm the appointment of a full time office administrator, Karen Dowie.
Planning ahead and being prepared for the next 10 years was the goal for farmer Stuart Whitehouse last year when he extended his grain stores and installed a 20t Magna automatic batch dryer.
OPICO has promoted Angus Steven to a new role as After Sales Director. Angus will be responsible for customer support across the extensive range of OPICO brands, including SKY, HE-VA, Maschio, Gaspardo and Strautmann.
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