Industry News

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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Closed transfer system in use

Closed transfer systems are go

The widespread uptake and use of closed transfer systems has taken a huge leap forward with five leading chemical manufacturers – ADAMA, BASF, Corteva Agriscience, NuFarm and Syngenta – agreeing to pilot the use of a standardised cap. The easyconnect cap enables containers to be mounted onto special coupling on a closed transfer system, with […]

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