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  1. TerraMap Mini LogoSoil nutrient mapping is set to get a lot more accurate and detailed as the scanning technology used for detecting minerals from the air across the wilds of Canada is being adapted for the UK farm.

    A helicopter-mounted sensor used for mineral prospecting has been scaled down to a high-definition soil scanning system which is being launched as TerraMap to refine precision farming systems.

  2. TerraMap Logo LayersSoil nutrient mapping is set to get a lot more accurate and detailed as the scanning technology used for detecting minerals from the air in Canada is being adapted for the UK farm.

    A helicopter-mounted sensor used for mineral prospecting has been scaled down to a high-definition soil scanning system which is being launched as TerraMap to refine precision farming systems.

  3. TerraMap - SoilOptix Passive SensorLaunched by Hutchinsons, TerraMap revolutionises the way in which soil nutrient mapping is currently undertaken in the UK - setting a new standard for accuracy in precision agriculture.

    Today’s precision farming requirements demand greater accuracy and currently UK growers do not have access to a high definition soil scanning system – until now, says Hutchinsons precision technology manager, Oliver Wood.

  4. Darryl ShailesAs the UK's sugar beet crops reach full establishment, Hutchinsons agronomist, Darryl Shailes, takes growers through the ever-changing agronomic landscape, including a look at ALS herbicide tolerance technology.

    Sugar beet agronomy is facing changes and new challenges this year and forward into the foreseeable future. 

  5. Dick-Neale“It's worth remembering that all drills come factory set” Dick Neale, Hutchinsons.

    At a recent Farmacy open day at Redhouse Farm, Waddingworth, Lincolnshire, Dick Neale spent some time explaining the subtleties of direct drilling. Andy Newbold went along to find out more.

    Dick explained how the topsoil changes from the first year of direct drilling through subsequent seasons and how the grower's approach should reflect these changes.

  6. Alex wilcoxA Norfolk farmer has revealed the secrets behind his award-winning crop of bread wheat - including using recycled sewage and newspapers to boost organic matter in his soil.

    Alex Wilcox farms 250ha at Hill Farm at Stowbridge near Downham Market, part of the Norfolk County Farms estate, and he is also a senior agronomist for Hutchinsons, advising on 25,000 acres of land across the East of England.

    He took first place in the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) milling wheat quality challenge with a crop of Crusoe which yielded 12.2 tonnes per hectare, with a protein level of 13.1pc.