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  • SIMA to Publish Snow Business® in 2017; Turf® to focus on snow and ice with PLOW, a supplement publication

    Starting in 2017, the publishing agreement with Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) and Grand View Media to publish Snow Business® magazine will expire. As such, SIMA will take over all publishing of Snow Business® magazine and will serve an audience of 30,000 snow and ice management professionals. Likewise, Turf® magazine announces PLOW, a supplement complementing the parent ...


    By Grand View Media

  • Sustainable mechanization has much to offer in sub-Saharan Africa

    Feeding the burgeoning world population will require significant improvements in agricultural productivity, above all in Africa, and mechanization and appropriate mechanization strategies have a large role to play, according to a new report from FAO. The opportunity must be guided in a way that meets smallholder farmers' needs and that does not require a Green-Revolution type of approach with ...

  • Straw covering on soil can increase crop yields and improve the efficiency of water use

    Straw from previous harvests can be used to help increase crop yields and improve the efficiency of water use in arid regions, finds a new study from China. By testing different techniques to improve water efficiency, the researchers found that the most effective method involved using straw to cover the soil when growing maize and wheat together in the same growing season. In north-western China, ...

  • Plant and Equipment Update

    We are proud to announce that the first fully forged plough points have been produced on our Beche hammer whilst the impressive hammer itself and associated equipment and systems have been fully tested and certified.  We are now undertaking operator training and structural tests on components in advance of commencing full scale production.  As a further exciting development we will be ...


    By Chapmans Ltd

  • Valtra launches brand new N Series

    Completely new features for 4-cylinder tractors – up to 185hp / 730 Nm The Valtra N Series has entered its fourth generation. The four-cylinder N Series now boasts many of the same features appreciated by customers as found on its big brother, the six-cylinder T Series, which reached its fourth generation a year ago. The new T Series has proven to be a success, and now the ...

  • Valtra delivers 1000th Unlimited tractor

    The Unlimited Studio at the Valtra factory in Suolahti, Finland, has delivered its 1000th specially tailored tractor to the customer. The Unlimited Studio has been operating since 2013 with the aim of fulfilling all the wishes that customers may have for their new tractors so long as they are feasible. “There has been great demand for this service, even more than we anticipated, so our ...

  • N163 Direct tractors take care of army logistics

    A couple of years ago the Finnish Defence Forces ordered 106 Valtra N163 Direct tractors for logistic tasks. While the last of these military tractors are still being delivered, the Defence Forces have already ordered more tractors from Valtra, including ten for the Army’s engineers. The customer has clearly been impressed by the versatility and ease-of-use of the tractors. The tractors ...

  • Valtra tractor opens first race of World Rally Championship in Finland

    The first stage of this year’s Neste Oil Rally in Finland saw a special zero car when four-time rally world champion Tommi Mäkinen opened the Harju Special Stage in Jyväskylä with a Valtra tractor. In rallying, zero cars open the track for the competition cars. Their purpose is to alert the public that the race is about to begin and to check the security of the ...

  • Life cycle study demonstrates the long-term costs of everyday crops

    The environmental and economic costs of a selection of common crops have been determined by a new study, which hopes to improve agricultural sustainability assessments in Europe. The researchers used life cycle analysis on organically farmed tomatoes and pears, and intensively farmed wheat, apples, and lettuce to show the overall impact of agricultural methods. Agriculture accounts for 45% of ...

  • New Vermeer service plow with trencher right pick for tight spaces

    Vermeer has introduced a new walk-beside service plow with trencher for contractors who need a productive machine that can work in tight spaces. The PTX40 service plow with an optional forward-mounted trencher and boring attachment was designed primarily for irrigation and utility installations. ...


    By Vermeer

  • SIMA 2015 show Paris

    Regarding tractors, besides the usual presence of the most established brands in the market, has drawn attention Kubota strategy, which will begin manufacturing tractors in France in spring, performing a range extending mading farm machinery (disc harrow, planters, cultivator) under the same brand. Have also seen Korean and Chinese manufacturers of tractors, although the chinese does not have a ...


    By Bellota Agrisolutions

  • Bellota Agrisolutions at SIMA 2015

    This is the result of a significant Bellota Agrisolutions international presence and constant investment into new products. Bellota is presenting new models of ploughing discs and complements at the SIMA Show in Paris:  inPHInium discs: a range of the longest-lasting discs on the market, without any breakage, called inPHInium. They provide excellent balance between ...


    By Bellota Agrisolutions

  • Valtra N113 HiTech aids game management in Finland

    The Korhonen farm in Tervo, Finland, uses a Valtra N113 HiTech to maintain its forests and fields for game management. Nature is everything to this family’s active hunters, who manage their farm with respect for the environment. In this they rely on their Valtra. Antti Korhonen and his son Mikko are active nature lovers and hunters. Their family farm focuses on game management and ...

  • New T Series launch attracts 1500 guests

    The launch event was spread over two weeks with around 150 different guests attending each day. The guests got to find out more about the new tractor first at an evening event and the following day in practice on the field. The guests were offered the chance to familiarise themselves with the new T Series from as many perspectives as possible. They could drive the tractor on the field with a ...

  • New Valtra Unlimited option: Articulated steering on N Series Direct models

    The latest solution combines articulated steering with turning front wheels, making the tractor extremely agile. It can even be driven sideways to an extent, thus eliminating soil compaction on fields and allowing streets to be ploughed or swept safely along the sides. The articulated steering and rotating front axle are automated, so the amount of articulated steering reduces as the speed ...

  • Keynote Address by Achim Steiner UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA)

    Agriculture is the single most important sector in providing the basic necessities for human existence and livelihoods today. In addition to producing bioenergy and foodstuffs, it accounts for roughly 40 per cent of the world's labour force, or about 1.3 billion people. Honourable Ministers, Distinguished guests, Colleagues, Ladies and ...

  • What the AP Got Wrong on Ethanol

    The Associated Press just released a one-sided story on renewable fuel’s impact on the environment, and it’s full of the same misinformation and falsehoods that ethanol detractors have been repeating for years. Here’s what they got wrong: Claim: Ethanol production has caused 5 million acres of land to be removed from the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) since President ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • The secret, dirty cost of Obama`s green power push

    The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America's push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply. Even the cemetery that disappeared like an apparition into a cornfield. It wasn't supposed to be this way. With the Iowa political caucuses on the horizon in 2007, presidential candidate Barack ...


    By Associated Press

  • Q&A: Ethanol, oil and what it means to be green

    Q: What is the ethanol mandate? A: In 2007, Congress passed a law requiring oil companies to blend corn ethanol into the gasoline supply. That requirement started at 9 billion gallons and has risen each year since. This year, it's about 13 billion gallons. Barack Obama, who was running for president against a crowded field of Democrats in the Iowa caucuses, was a champion for this law. And with ...


    By Associated Press

  • AP Ethanol Hit Piece Inaccurate, Misleading

    The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) responded harshly today to the impending Associated Press (AP) smear of ethanol that’s set to be published in news outlets around the country tomorrow. The IRFA was able to view an early version of the story, and speak with Wayne County residents who felt they were misrepresented by the AP in the story.    “The AP story is ...

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