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EXPERTS TO SPEAK ON KEY TOPICS AT MIDLANDS MACHINERY SHOW 2017

IMPLEMENTING five farming principles will not only improve and maintain soil health, but also reduce the growth rate of black grass, according to a leading agronomist.

Research carried out by Hutchinsons shows a 5x5 approach, which includes rotation and spring cropping - particularly barley - sowing higher rates of seeds and restricting cultivations to the top of 50ml of soil can boost crop competition to battle black grass.

 


 

 Soil health, and the importance of maintaining this valuable resource to improve farms’ productivity and profitability, is set to be discussed at this year’s Midlands Machinery Show on 22 and 23 November at Newark Showground.

Dick Neale, black grass expert and technical manager at Hutchinsons who is hosting the soil seminar, said: “Maintaining soil health is fundamental, and farmers should implement relevant methods - depending on land-type - to generate the maximum yield. This will also help to reduce the growth rate of black grass, which now affects around 20,000 farms across the UK.

This troublesome weed has developed resistance to many chemical controls, so it is important farmers consider alternative farming techniques to combat black grass growth on their land.

“Our research has shown if all five methods are combined and carried out consistently, farmers could see a significant reduction of black grass on their land within three seasons.”

Dick will be discussing soil health and the 5x5 black grass process at this year’s Midlands Machinery Show as part of a series of expert seminars at the popular two-day farming event, which showcases the newest and best machinery for modern farming methods.

George Taylor, Midlands Machinery Show manager said: “Dick’s expertise in improving soil health and subsequently reducing the problem of black grass will be extremely valuable to farmers, and I would encourage those who visit this year’s Midlands Machinery Show to attend his seminars.”

Soil health will be one of two important topics to be covered by Hutchinsons during the event. Matt Ward, also from the company, will speak to share his expertise on Omnia precision technology which can increase farmers’ productivity, efficiency and profitability.

Meanwhile, another key topic will be covered at the show by agricultural water solutions expert, JRH Water Management. A seminar discussing new solutions and technology to improve water sustainability will demonstrate how using water collecting equipment and sustainable water pumps can allow a farm to operate with no natural or mains water running to a property. These techniques can help farmers to achieve substantial costs savings.

Michael Jorden, managing director of JRH Water Management, said: “We are really excited to be launching our latest water technology at the Midlands Machinery Show. The newest zero energy wireless pump does not require any fuel and therefore offers substantial energy savings for farmers and agricultural businesses as it allows them to become self-sustaining.

“We are passionate about educating farmers about the variety of water saving products that are available. Farmers are heavily reliant on water, and we will be using the seminar at the Midlands Machinery Show 2017 to demonstrate the numerous ways that affordable and sustainable access to clean natural water can be achieved.”

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The Witham Group showcases latest products at the Midlands Machinery Show

The Witham Group will be exhibiting at the Midlands Machinery Show on the 22nd and 23rd November (Stand No. GSEH 20) and hoping to repeat the success they had in 2016 when they won the prize for Best Stand.

 Witham have been attending the event for many years, showcasing its range of lubricants and paints for the agricultural industry.

 Here are just a few of the new products that will be on the Witham stand this year:

 Qualube Masterfleet – new and improved

 The oil market is becoming increasingly complex.  The introduction of the latest generation of Euro engines to meet EU emissions and the ever increasing requirements of individual manufacturers mean the choice of engine oils is vast and varied.

 Customers are therefore often forced to purchase multiple products meeting different specifications to satisfy warranties, even though many of these are actually the same viscosity grade.

 The Witham Group has always sought to simplify and rationalise the choice of lubricants to customers and eliminate confusion without compromising either quality or warranty suitability.   We have therefore developed a universal engine oil that can be used in a variety of vehicles – perfect for customers who operate mixed fleets.

 The benefits of Qualube Masterfleet:

  • A universal product that will cover over 95% of all heavy duty diesel applications.
  • Approved to meet a wide variety of manufacturer specifications.
  • Eliminate the potential of the wrong lubricant being used in the wrong application.  One product, no mistakes.
  • Reduce purchasing costs.  Buy one lubricant instead of multiple products in uneconomic pack sizes
  • Simplifies internal purchasing.
  • Priced to ensure switching is not prohibitive.

Prolan – our award winning protective lubricant range

Witham’s Prolan lubricants are high performance corrosion inhibitors for metal and wood surfaces and electrical components. With natural lanolin as the main ingredient, the moisture repelling properties create a long lasting protective barrier in the most corrosive environments whilst providing an environmentally friendly solution.

The product range has won various awards this year, including two innovation awards at LAMMA 2017.   The Witham Group won the IAgrE Ivel Award for best environmental innovation and was crowned the overall winner of the Innovation Awards by LAMMA.  The Prolan range also won best new product at the Lincolnshire Show in June.

Prolan is completely natural, non-toxic and non-carcinogenic and so surpasses other petrochemical products as a safer, environmentally sustainable alternative.  It is also NSF certified and approved as a “food-grade lubricant” so can be used to protect machinery in sensitive environments such as dairy farms and suppliers of food chain produce.

Agriculture can be hard on machinery and constant protection is required from exposure to fertilizer, manure, pesticides and weather.  Prolan provides long-lasting protection for farm equipment, keeping it lubricated to prevent breakdowns. It has been proven to extend the longevity of farm machinery and enhance resale value.

Lubricants and greases are so widely used in the agricultural world and this new product offers a more sustainable alternative, without the usual harmful chemicals, that also performs with outstanding results.

The benefits of Prolan:

  • Protects and extends life of valuable agricultural equipment
  • Long lasting protection saving time on multiple reapplications
  • NSF approved as safe to use in food processing
  • 100% natural and operator safe
  • Unique, lanolin based formula, easy to apply


WOCO Barn Paint

WOCO Barn Paint is perfect for farmers or home owners who want to protect and revive outbuildings including sheds, barns and garages.  This remarkable paint product is water based, very durable and quick drying.  It is also non-toxic and therefore better for the environment and safe to use around people and animals.

It is available in a stylish palette of 6 colours inspired by the wooden clad buildings found in the Suffolk and Norfolk coastal regions.  The range is ideal for trade decorators or anyone wishing to upgrade their homes with a new facelift. 

WOCO Barn Paint offers tough durable protection against water to prevent rotting and mould.  It can be used on a variety of materials including wood, metal, concrete, plastic to protect against outdoor elements, sun damage and fading.

Easy to apply with a brush or roller, the paint is made from acrylic resin which is flexible against the underlying material to resist flaking and blistering and provide long lasting colour protection.

Witham Group MD, Nigel R Bottom commented: “We developed this new range in response to the growing demand for a good quality, long lasting paint for external buildings.  Now we’re finding that some of our agricultural customers are not only using our WOCO Paint Barn to protect their farm buildings, but also to update their homes.”

WOCO Barn Paint can be applied straight onto previously painted surfaces such as weathered bitumen, tar, varnish or creosote.  This product does not require a primer and is touch dry within two hours. 

Summary of WOCO Barn Paint’s key features:

  • Highly protective against damp, mould and sun damage
  • Water based – easy to apply
  • Quick drying
  • Non-toxic – more environmentally friendly
  • Can be used on a variety of surfaces, including wood, metal, concrete and plastic
  • Can be used on surfaces treated with creosote, bitumen, tar and varnish
  • Made with acrylic to flex with underlying materials and resist flaking/cracking
  • Available in six attractive, modern colours

 

 

Oct 23, 2017

EXPERTS TO SPEAK ON KEY TOPICS AT MIDLANDS MACHINERY SHOW 2017

IMPLEMENTING five farming principles will not only improve and maintain soil health, but also reduce the growth rate of black grass, according to a leading agronomist.

Research carried out by Hutchinsons shows a 5x5 approach, which includes rotation and spring cropping - particularly barley - sowing higher rates of seeds and restricting cultivations to the top of 50ml of soil can boost crop competition to battle black grass.