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Swedish firm Cramer enters power tool game with 82V system

A new battery-powered landscaping tool is hoping to give established institutions such as Stihl and Husqvarna a run for their money. Cramer hails from Sweden and offers a range of equipment from chainsaws to zero-turn mowers, all of which are aimed at professional operators. To this end, it’s opted for a gutsy 82V system that’s […]

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Tractor driver arrested after three police cars rammed

A tractor driver has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after three police cars were rammed in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Officers investigating a report of a drink driver attended an address in the Tattenabuddagh Lane area of ​​Fivemiletown in the early hours of Saturday 24 September. While they were at the address, a […]

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Opinion: Might history repeat itself as election looms?

I tend to feel melancholic at this time of year. I don’t know if it’s the annual shock of the nights rapidly drawing in, or the nagging guilt that my daughters have gone back to school without me having spent as much time with them as I’d have liked over the summer, or whether it’s […]

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Farmer Focus: We demonise the plough at our peril

I posted about my new plow being delivered on social media the other day, which caused a bit of a stir and a bit of a debate. In the absence of herbicides, rotational plowing is a powerful tool. If used shallowly in appropriate conditions, (as long as you are building more organic matter than you […]

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Managing salinity, harvest updates, and an Agronomic Monday – RealAgriculture

Thanks for tuning into Agronomic Monday on RealAg Radio! You’ll hear from Peter Johnson, resident agronomist with RealAgriculture, and Ken Wall with Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) on managing salinity. Also, don’t miss the top ag news stories of the day! Thoughts on something we talked about on the show? Connect with host Shaun Haney via […]

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How Staffs dairy gets high robot visits with low cake costs

A Staffordshire robot dairy averages 3.7 robot milkings from 4.7 visits a day and has cut manufactured feed use to an average of 1.9kg a cow. Matt Weaver of Aston Pool Farm, near Stone, is minimizing expensive bought-in parlor nut requirements while maintaining production and milking frequency. He was feeding 4kg of nuts and 3kg […]

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Transition Farmer update: Fergal Watson faces staff changes

A combination of retiring staff and soaring input costs has seen beef and arable producer Fergal Watson take steps towards his key transition goals. The Watson family – Fergal, his wife, Lucy, and daughter Eabha-Marie – farm 285ha across three farms near Cloughey, on the Ards peninsula in Northern Ireland. Mr Watson’s main goals for […]

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A Q&A With AGCO’s Darren Goebel: What It Means to Be a Part of PACE

We sat down with PACE Advisory Council member Darren Goebel from AGCO Corporation to hear his thoughts on the inaugural PACE Executive Forum — a new conference born out of CropLife Media Group’s longstanding PACE Initiative. For over 25 years, the PACE Advisory Council has been effective in breaking down silos among the many sectors […]

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Homeowner septic system workshop Oct 5 in TempleAgriLife Today

The Big Elm Creek Partnership is hosting a free educational class on septic system maintenance for area homeowners on Oct. 5. The partnership is supported by the Texas Water Resources Institute and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Area septic systems can impact the Big Elm watershed. Texas Water Resources Institute sampling water in the […]

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Avian influenza hits processor-heavy area of Manitoba, while Ontario halts poultry co-mingling – RealAgriculture

The highly-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak in domestic poultry escalated late last week, as Ontario’s chief vet announced the suspension of any activities where domestic birds would co-mingle and a prime poultry processing area of ​​Manitoba was placed in a quarantine zone. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) updates infected premises and affected birds every […]

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