HORSCH Practical Field Days focus on technology in arable farming

Horsch Practical Field Days 2018 - 04

More than 2500 farmers from around the world attended the HORSCH Practical Field Days that took place between mid-May until Mid-July at the company headquarters in Schwandorf, Germany. While in-field demonstrations were a key aspect of the days, presentations and discussions of the latest arable farming techniques were popular with attendees.  Starting with a presentationContinue Reading

‘Don’t over-spend on crop establishment this season’ leading farmer advises

A 7.5m Claydon Straw Harrow operating on the Claydon farms

Higher grain prices will not compensate for 10% to 20% lower yields on many farms following weeks of extreme dry weather leading up to harvest which sapped yield potential. Producers should therefore avoid over-spending on establishing next season’s crops, advises leading farmer and strip-seeding pioneer Jeff Claydon.  “Controlling costs when establishing crops over the nextContinue Reading

New Holland Intelligent Trailer Braking System delivers best-in-class safety and stability on T7 and T6 AutoCommand tractors


New Holland introduces a patented Intelligent Trailer Brake System onto its T7 AutoCommand™ and T6 AutoCommand™ tractors. This innovation, winner of an Agritechnica Silver Medal, enhances stability under deceleration with a trailer, particularly on low friction surfaces, resulting in greater safety for transport and field work. The system ensures that the deceleration rate of theContinue Reading

The new AMAZONE Cataya 4000 Super harrow-mounted seed drill sets new standards with its 4.0 m working width


With the Cataya 4000 Super harrow-mounted conventional gravity seed drill, Amazone introduces the second new model in the Cataya series to have been launched to the market this year.  The new seed drill is designed for farms which require maximum work rates for the highest possible area output. This is achieved by the 4.0 mContinue Reading

Auto Turn and Steer to Boundary functions added to Topcon guidance operating system


Topcon Agriculture has announced the addition of two new auto-steer functions – ‘Auto Turn’ and ‘Steer to Boundary’ – in version 4.02 of its Horizon operating system for the Topcon X25 and X35 guidance and implement control consoles. The Auto Turn function enables tractors, sprayers and combines fitted with a Topcon auto-steer system to makeContinue Reading