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Cambridgeshire grower Edward Davison picks out the best and worst points of his Sky Easy Drill, which he bought in 2016 when his crop yields were hammered by a high weed count
Lincolnshire farmer, Mick Baker was drawn by the versatility of the EasyDrill and the fact that it could drill into almost any seedbed, from untilled stubble to traditionally cultivated land.
OPICO has appointed Alan Watt as a new Territory Manager to cover Western, Central and Northern Scotland.
Increased versatility from updated SKY MaxiDrill cultivator drill to include the ability to establish/apply three products at once via two separate distribution systems.
"After the 2014 floods we decided to put the whole farm over to a direct drill basis"
The May 2018 issue of Farm Contractor and Large Scale Farmer (page 20/21) lays out the practical steps that need to be taken to apply for a LEADER GRANT.
OPICO has appointed Colin Grigor as a new Territory Manager to cover Northern England and Southern Scotland.
OPICO are delighted to confirm the appointment of a full time office administrator, Karen Dowie.
OPICO has promoted Angus Steven to a new role as After Sales Director. Angus will be responsible for customer support across the extensive range of OPICO brands, including SKY, HE-VA, Maschio, Gaspardo and Strautmann.
OPICO's Sky drill Product Specialist, Joe Redman has recently qualified as a FACTS advisor, ensuring that customers can get up-to-date, expert advice on nutrient management if considering purchasing a Sky drill.
The EasyDrill can operate on consolidated ploughed land, within a min-till regime or as a direct drill and into stubble or grass, but its ability to operate in heavy trash and standing crops means it offers extra possibilities for cover and companion crop situations.
OPICO has appointed two new Territory Managers, Gordon Hickie & Jamie Brett to cover Scotland and Northern England, expanding the team to reflect the company’s increasing customer base and portfolio of products.
OPICO has appointed Helen Selkin in a newly created role as Marketing Manager.
OPICO has appointed Rob Immink to head up the Maschio Gaspardo sales team across the UK.
OPICO has appointed Chris Carter in a new role to expand the technical and sales support.
Experts from OPICO will be on hand at the Croptec event to give advice on the innovative Sky drill range, particularly helpful for growers considering how to move forward with no-till, min-till, cover cropping or companion crops.
A Leicestershire contractor with an eye for detail has invested in direct drilling to help his customers unlock greater potential from the ground they farm.
With some cover crops costing up to £200/ha, are they worth the investment? Richard Allison looks at the arguments for growing them on farm.
Black-grass has been an issue for E.J. Morris and Son, of Royston, Herts, for a number of years, and Sam Morris suggests he now 'farms to control black-grass rather than to achieve the highest yields'.