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  • Landscaping machines: market recovery in 2018

    At the end of the year, sales of machines and equipment for gardening and landscaping showed an overall increase of 3.2%. The Comagarden/Morgan data relating to the main product types confirm the growth of battery-powered machines and equipment. The market for machinery and equipment for gardening and landscaping closes 2018 with an increase in sales compared to 2017. The ...

  • Osbit Delivers Upgraded AMP1500 Pipeline Plough on Schedule, Ready for Work

    Osbit Ltd, the innovative offshore technology company, has completed a major upgrade to DeepOcean’s subsea pipeline plough, to provide the AMP1500 with class-leading capabilities. ...


    By Osbit Limited

  • Major Equipment at Ploughing 2018

    Grass and slurry experts Major Equipment Intl Ltd are returning to the 2018 National Ploughing Championships with a strong line-up of tractor mounted machinery for agricultural, professional and industrial applications. With products renowned for durability, reliability and easy operability, Major Equipment designs equipment with the owner in mind – machines strongly feature ...


    By Major Equipment

  • Blockbuster Success for Addfield at this Years Pig and Poultry Exhibition

    With the sun bearing down on us during the first day of the show the Addfield team began a truly tremendous two-day exhibition at the bi-annual Pig and Poultry show in Warwickshire. Welcoming farmers from across the UK, Ireland and beyond it was a fantastic opportunity not only to speak to farmers that are looking to buy an Addfield Agricultural incinerator for the first time, it was also a real ...

  • Fantastic success at the 2018 Pig and Poultry show Record number of visitors came to see our agricultural incinerators

    With the sun bearing down on us during the first day of the show the Addfield team began a truly tremendous two-day exhibition at the bi-annual Pig and Poultry show in Warwickshire. Welcoming farmers from across the UK, Ireland and beyond it was a fantastic opportunity not only to speak to farmers that are looking to buy an Addfield Agricultural incinerator for the first time, it was also a real ...

  • Soil compaction, the invisible threat to agriculture.

    Subsurface densification of the soil occurs when the load-bearing strength of the soil is exceeded. In the layer just beneath the plough, densification can occur; this plough sole begins at a depth of about 30 cm. Over time, the soil will lose its structure and its pore will disappear. This threat might be invisible from the surface, but it can be measured! Disrupting water management In case of ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Preserve, promote, and utilise rich soil life

    Healthy soil life can contribute to sustainable agriculture which, in addition to ensuring a good yield, keeps diseases under control and generates carbon and nitrogen retention. That is what Prof. Gerlinde De Deyn, Professor holding a personal chair in Soil Ecology, asserted in her inaugural address at Wageningen University & Research on 18 May. Life underground is richer in species than ...

  • Egyptian invention cuts rice irrigation water by haf

    Experts and stakeholders in Egypt warn of imminent water poverty as a result of the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is about to become operational. Meanwhile, agricultural production consumes about 85 per cent of the country’s water resources, half of which goes towards rice irrigation. Rice cultivation consumes more than 10 billion cubic meters of water annually, or more than ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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 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 ...

  • Valtra celebrates production of 1000th T4 Series tractor

    Six months after the launch of the Valtra T4, the 1000th unit was produced at the Suolahti factory in Finland in May. The T144 Active was personally driven off the production line by Polish customer Adam Jarnutowski. The white metallic T Series tractor is the latest investment at Jarnutowski’s farm near Łomża in northeastern Poland where he runs a dairy business with 74 ha ...

  • 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

  • First 4th Generation T Series Reach Customers

    Coinciding with the launch of the new T-series in November 2014, the factory in Suolahti, Finland, began mass production of the newly developed and extensively tested tractor range. Across Europe, including in Germany, the first machines are already working on farmland and with contractors. We were present at one of the handovers, and talked to the new owners. A white T174e Direct with front ...

  • Neonicotinoids: may reduce crop yields by poisoning insects that eat slug pests

    Beetles that are helpful to farmers can be poisoned if they feed on slugs that have eaten crops treated with neonicotinoids, a new study reports. The slugs themselves are not harmed by neonicotinoids. In American field trials, researchers found that plots planted with neonicotinoid-treated soybeans contained more slugs, fewer beetle predators and had 5% lower yields. The insecticide may be ...

  • 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

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