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  • New crop sprayer is kinder on the environment

    An EU project has developed a new crop spray system for orchards that is precise, efficient and safer for the environment. It sprays pesticides according to the needs of the crop and local environment, and can reduce spray drift by up to 80 per cent. Preliminary field tests conducted in Poland have demonstrated its effectiveness. The EU has adopted a framework directive on the sustainable use of ...

  • Muck Crops Field Day is July 31

    Agricultural producers are welcome to attend the Muck Crops Field Day and learn the newest vegetable care and growing tips from state experts at Ohio’s oldest outlying agricultural research station. The 2014 Muck Crops Field Day is July 31 at the Muck Crops Agricultural Research Station, located in Willard. This event is sponsored by the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center ...


    By Ohio State University

  • John Deere Introduces ExactApply Intelligent Nozzle Control for Sprayers

    Producers and ag service providers can gain greater accuracy over their spray applications with John Deere ExactApply intelligent nozzle control system available on new John Deere 4-Series Sprayers. Starting with 2018 models, this latest application technology provides sprayer operators a comprehensive solution that maintains consistent droplet size and pattern through a wide range of ...


    By John Deere

  • Two New Self-Propelled Sprayers Available from John Deere

    To meet evolving application needs of customers and Final Tier 4 emissions requirements, John Deere introduces the R4030 and R4038 Self-Propelled Sprayers. These new, completely redesigned John Deere 4 Series Sprayers offer greater productivity, more uptime, and reduced cost of operation while delivering faster, easier and more precise product application. The 800-gallon R4030 Sprayer replaces ...


    By John Deere

  • Boom sprayers preferred by wheatsheaf farming – liquid fertiliser tanks at the ready!

    As we approach growing season, the focus of attention in farming shifts towards fertiliser and Farmers Weekly explains how one farm believes that boom sprayers can boost fertilizer accuracy.  The piece explains how disc spreaders have come a long way in recent years.  However, they fail to provide the accuracy that some growers need and many are shifting to boom sprayers instead.  ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • New Frontier 3-point Mounted Sprayers Available from John Deere

    For the tractor-mounted sprayer market for 2017, John Deere introduces the Frontier LS11 Series 3-point Mounted Sprayers. These economical, efficient sprayers are ideal for making spray applications to pastures, small or large fields, road ditches, fence rows, specialty crops ...


    By John Deere

  • Spray tests with unprecedented accuracy

    Wageningen UR’s test fields in Lelystad can be used to test various pesticides simultaneously, with almost surgical precision. This is thanks to computer-controlled sprayers that are linked to a Real Time Kinematic GPS. “This lets us dose up to ten agents at the same time on different sections of a test field, with an accuracy of two centimetres,” says Pierre Bakker, director of ...

  • Spray tests with unprecedented accuracy

    Wageningen UR’s test fields in Lelystad can be used to test various pesticides simultaneously, with almost surgical precision. This is thanks to computer-controlled sprayers that are linked to a Real Time Kinematic GPS. “This lets us dose up to ten agents at the same time on different sections of a test field, with an accuracy of two centimetres,” says Pierre Bakker, director of ...

  • Clove Oil Tested for Weed Control in Organic Vidalia Sweet Onion

    Weed control is one of the most challenging aspects of organic crop production. Most growers of certified organic crops rely heavily on proven cultural and mechanical weed control methods while limiting the use of approved herbicides. A new study of herbicides derived from clove oil tested the natural products' effectiveness in controlling weeds in Vidalia sweet onion crops. "Cultivation with a ...

  • New 2007 Catalog – 20th Anniversary Edition

    Plainfield, IL – Spectrum® Technologies, Inc. - Continues its history of new product development, by introducing their new 2007 product catalog. Spectrum is a leading manufacturer of weather stations and data loggers for over 20 years.  The 2007 expanded Anniversary edition catalog includes the new WatchDog® Sprayer Station, SpecMapsTM, Crop TRAK mini IR Thermometer.  The catalog also ...


    By Spectrum Technologies, Inc

  • New John Deere Connect Mobile App Helps Growers Monitor Spraying and Planting Equipment in Real Time

    To help growers monitor, adjust and learn from the performance of their planter or sprayer while it moves through the field, the company has introduced the new John Deere Connect Mobile App.   Over time, Connect Mobile will include other operations, such as harvesting, the ability to add more data and to help growers make better-informed decisions with greater confidence. "By using ...


    By John Deere

  • John Deere introduces Gen 4 Extended Monitor & Rate Controller 2000 for 2017

    To enhance the farm equipment operator's ability to better monitor and control a wide variety of machine functions and field operations, John Deere introduces two new solutions for 2017. The new Gen 4 Extended Monitor is available for producers who want an additional in-cab display to more conveniently oversee their operations with two monitors. This solution is ideal for customers wanting to ...


    By John Deere

  • Spraying made Easy with AutoGuide

    The AutoGuide steering assist system and section control features available on Valtra tractors make spraying crops much easier, as Jyrki Rantsi, a pig farmer from Varpaisjärvi in the North Savo region of Finland, can attest. Automated steering is often thought of as a tool designed for working on massive fields, but in fact like the section control feature too, it is of most use on small ...

  • Techniques to reduce spray drift pollution from vineyards

    Several mitigation techniques can greatly reduce spray drift pollution from pesticide spraying in agricultural systems, shows a new study. Researchers tested the effectiveness of several strategies; results ranged from a 38% reduction in spray drift using low-drift equipment to a 98% reduction when hedgerows are present alongside fields. When pesticides are sprayed on agricultural fields, some of ...

  • Catastrophic death of 15,000 fish

    Thousands of fish died from pollution and thousands more were rescued by Environment Agency staff from a river at Halstead in Essex when toxic chemicals were spilled. Berwick Hall Farm was responsible for the pollution and today (Tues 26 Nov) appeared before magistrates to answer charges. The farm was fined £34,000 and ordered to pay full costs of £32,997 and a victim surcharge of ...

  • Pesticide drift is persistent problem for farmers

    The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor's corn field onto the asparagus on Andrew and Melissa Dunham's central Iowa farm cast a shadow over their organic vegetable business. They say the costs from the incident and resulting loss of organic certification on their asparagus patch for three years will reach about $74,000, and they're now working with the sprayer's insurance company. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Reducing the negative impacts of pesticides

    Ensuring that pesticides do not endanger public health or the environment is a key objective of the European Commission. Due to spray-drift, the effects of pesticides are often observed outside of crop fields, where they affect non-target plants, fungi and insects as well as humans. New research discusses the effects of pesticides on non-target species and demonstrates that employment of “best ...

  • Highly hazardous pesticides should be phased out in developing countries

    The tragic incident in Bihar, India, where 23 school children died after eating a school meal contaminated with monocrotophos, is an important reminder to speed up the withdrawal of highly hazardous pesticides from markets in developing countries, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today. Monocrotophos is an organophosphorus pesticide that is considered highly hazardous by FAO ...

  • Now available: Leica SteerDirect ES Plus for more powerful and accurate steering in precision farming

    Leica Geosystems today released the Leica SteerDirect ES Plus, the electric steering system for farmers who seek a brand independent retrofit solution for their auto steering needs. Using Leica SteerDirect ES Plus farmers benefit from improved accuracy, diminished skips and overlaps, and reduced operator fatigue.   The Leica ...


    By Leica Geosystems Inc

  • John Deere and BASF Partner to Develop Sustainable Yield Enhancement Solutions

    John Deere and BASF today announced plans to jointly develop a suite of integrated precision farming and farm management solutions for improved execution in the field. These tools, developed together with growers, will provide enhanced field scouting services and tailored agronomic advice. These will help growers to turn data into management decisions more efficiently. "BASF and John Deere are ...


    By John Deere

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