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John Deere drone in flight

John Deere drones lift off

A ‘Nest’ of drones were among the wide array of future technology unveiled by John Deere at the recent Agritechnica show. The green giant sees the drone development as a way to deliver precisely targeted applications, with no soil compaction while also providing a big reduction in chemical use. While releasing little detailed information, the […]

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Slug pellet switch scheme returns

United Utilities is offering to pay for half the cost of ferric phosphate slug pellets to farmers in its River Dee and Llangollen Canal catchments who swap from metaldehyde to the more environmentally-friendly alternative. The move comes after the recent decision by the High Court overturned a ban on pellets containing metaldehyde. “We were surprised […]

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Lemken Nova

Nova set to shine at Agritechnica

Lemken’s new self-propelled sprayer, called the Nova, will make its debut at the forthcoming Agritechnica show to be held in Germany in November. The new machine is a development from a strategic partnership Lemken formed with chassis manufacturer and fellow German firm, Bräutigam in 2017. Hydrostatically driven, the Nova will be available with tank capacities […]

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