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"The benefit of applying Avadex with a drill-mounted applicator are that a farmer is guaranteed to have a robust start to their herbicide programme in case the weather changes... and it also saves the cost of an additional pass to apply Avadex", says Hank King, Business Manager at Gowan UK and Ireland.
"We also specified the additional 120-litre 'Pro Hopper' up front for companion crop or slug pellet application. With the combination of all three compartments we can, for example, put down OSR, a buckwheat companion crop and kickstart fertiliser in the same pass, with the coulters configured to plant two buckwheat rows between each OSR row", says farmer Peter Deeley.
Find out which OPICO distributed machines (OPICO, HE-VA, Sky Agriculture, Maschio and FarmDroid) we believe are eligible for grant funding through the second round of the FETF grant - opens later this month.
"We believe we will create a long-term relationship for the benefit of both companies but especially for Crawford and Agwood customers", says Charles Bedforth, OPICO Sales Director.
"We have been establishing cover crops between the cash crops and with the EasyDrill we've been able to sow directly into these, some of which are up to four feet tall", said Farm Manager David Bell.
SKY’s 8m EasyDrill will be on show at LAMMA show 2022. Launched earlier in the year the 8m EasyDrill follows the same exacting standards and design principles as the 4m and 6m pneumatic drills.
Following the success in UK and across Europe of the 3m, 4m and 6m EasyDrill, Sky Agriculture have introduced an 8m model into the range. This will be on show for the first time in the UK at Cereals Event 2021.
The Sky EasyDrill has been central to the Wills Estate transitioning to regenerative agriculture.
OPICO has appointed Katherine Bliss as Assistant Marketing Manager.
After evaluating several drills, the Hoggard family plumped for Sky Agriculture’s 4m EasyDrill. 'We’ve been very impressed with the even seed placement', says Tom Hoggard.
We are also doing everything possible to keep the company running smoothly and supporting farmers and contractors at this busy time of the farming year.
Chris Carter has taken on the responsibility of Technical Support Specialist for the SKY Agriculture brand, in addition to his current role as OPICO’s Technical Support engineer for central England.
Glenn Bootman has been appointed as Product Manager for SKY Agriculture drills and the HE-VA cultivation range in the UK.
OPICO Ltd is pleased to announce the expansion of its partnership with Netherton Tractors Limited, to include Maschio Gaspardo tillage and seeding equipment and Maschio flail mowers, SKY grain drills and Strautmann forage and feeding wagons.
OPICO has appointed Jess Percival as Web and Digital Marketing Coordinator to manage social and digital communications, further complementing the already strong marketing team.
OPICO has appointed Charlie Wilson as a new Territory Manager to cover Western, Central and Northern Scotland.
OPICO has appointed Harvey Sherwin as a new Territory Manager to cover East Anglia and South East England.
OPICO has appointed Tom Brookes as Demonstrator, primarily for SKY drills, HE-VA cultivation equipment and OPICO inter-row cultivators.
OPICO Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Robinson Machinery (BRM Ltd) to their HE-VA and Sky dealer network.
OPICO began importing Sky's Easy Drill to the UK in 2016. It has evolved from an initial collaboration in the 1970s between Sulky's Jacques Burel and Sam Moore who invented the Moore Unidrill, to the state of the art, latest generation 4 hopper, technologically sophisticated EasyDrill of today.