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  1. Providing Grape Protection – Vineyard – Mike Hutchinson, Chris Cooper, Rob Saunders, Chris Williams, Jeremy Sharp

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    The crop protection specialists proudly supporting vineyards across the entire UK.

    Since being founded in 1938, crop production specialists Hutchinsons has grown from an operation serving fruit growers in the Wisbech area of Cambridgeshire, to one of the nation's leading agricultural and horticultural input advice and supply companies.

    Today, brothers David and Mike Hutchinson continue to play an active role in the family-owned business which celebrated its 80th anniversary last year. Driven by a modern, forward-thinking approach, the Hutchinsons and their dedicated, 450-strong team are committed to providing the best agronomy and crop protection advice, products and services to growers of all crops across the entire UK, from Aberdeen to Truro.

  2. Fruit Growing in the 21st Century – South East Farmer – Mike Hutchinson

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    Mike HutchinsonMike Hutchinson, Horticultural Director of national agronomy business, Hutchinsons, says that the company prides itself on the high calibre and integrity of its agronomists.

    By being at the forefront of investing in and applying new technology in all areas of its business, they are constantly looking to enhance the level of service they can offer to fruit growers who are an important sector of their business throughout the country.

    “We pride ourselves on being able to offer top quality, relevant and up to the minute agronomy advice for fruit growers on all aspects of their activities.

  3. Boosting Accuracy and Detail of Soil Analysis – Precise – Oliver Wood

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    Terra Map - Soil OptixAgronomy firm Hutchinsons claims the technology at the centre of its new soil scanning system offers a greater level of precision than is possible with established techniques.

    When compared with traditional zone-based scanning or grid-based sample point systems, measurement of a wider range of soil quality properties and greater accuracy when measuring them are the key claims for new soil analysis technology introduced this season to the UK by agronomy company Hutchinsons.

  4. Trials Show Practical Ways Forward for Brassica Crop – Farmers Guide – Peter Waldock, Carl Sharp, Rich Daubney, Oliver Wood

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    1272018 2303Hutchinsons held an early season brassica open day at Old Leake in Lincolnshire, in conjunction with the Allium & Brassica Centre.

    Hosted by F Daubney & Son, trials were set up to look at insecticides, nutrition, and herbicides, in addition to demonstrations highlighting ways to achieve better soil health.

    One of the aims of this work is to be able to offer growers practical solutions to address a shrinking crop protection toolbox, said Hutchinsons technical support for vegetables, Peter Waldock.

  5. Brassica Demonstration Open Day – Farmers Guide – Peter Waldock

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    Brassica Demo dayFollowing the success of the first open day last year, Hutchinsons' Brassica Demonstration Site Day will be held at Bayholme Farm Old Leake, Boston, on 11th July in conjunction with the Allium & Brassica Centre, by kind permission of F Daubney & Sons.

    Visitors will have the opportunity to view how new near-market brassica-related herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides are performing and compare them with current commercial practise, explains Hutchinsons Vegetable Technical Support Peter Waldock.

  6. Game-changing Soil Mapping Service Launched to UK Growers – Farmers Guardian – Oliver Wood

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    Oliver Wood with TerraMapA new soil nutrient scanning and mapping system, until now only available and in operation overseas, has been launched in the UK and is claimed to set a new standard for accuracy in precision agriculture.

    TerraMap uses gamma-ray detection technology that delivers resolutions of over 800 points/ha, providing high definition mapping of all common nutrient properties, pH, soil texture, organic matter and CEC as well as elevation and plant available water.

  7. Launch of TerraMap – South East Farmer – Oliver Wood, Nick Strelczuk

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    Nick Strelczuk precision technology specialist for HutchinsonsThis month sees the launch by Hutchinsons of a new, highly accurate soil mapping service, TerraMap. It is said to revolutionise soil nutrient mapping in the UK, setting a new standard for accuracy in precision agriculture. TerraMap uses gamma-ray detection technology that delivers resolutions of over 800 points/hectare, providing high definition mapping of all common nutrient properties, pH, soil texture, organic matter and cation exchange capacity as well as elevation and plant available water.

  8. 100-fold upgrade in resolutions available - Farmers Guardian - Oliver Wood

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    TerraMap - SoilOptix Passive SensorHIGH resolution soil scanning based on gamma-ray detection technology will deliver 'game-changing' soil mapping, according to agronomy business Hutchinsons, which has launched a new service to growers.

    TerraMap delivers resolutions of more than 800 points per hectare, compared to typically eight data points/ha using hectare grid sampling, providing high definition mapping of all common nutrients, pH, soil organic matter and cation exchange capacity (CEC), as well as elevation and plant available water.

  9. Hutchinsons host Brassica demonstration open day at Old Leake - Farm Business - Peter Waldock, Oliver Wood

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    Old Leake Brassica Open Day - Farm BusinessFollowing the success of the first open day last year, Hutchinsons’ Brassica Demonstration Site day will be held at Bayholme Farm Old Leake, Boston, on July 11 in conjunction with the Allium & Brassica Centre, by kind permission of F Daubney & Sons.

    Visitors will have the opportunity to view how new near-market brassica-related herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides are performing and compare them with current commercial practice, explains Hutchinsons vegetable technical support Peter Waldock.

  10. Unlocking Soil Secrets - Farmers Weekly

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    TerraMap Mini LogoLaunched by Hutchinsons at Cereals, TerraMap unique technology revolutionises the way in which soil nutrient mapping is undertaken in the UK and sets a new standard for accuracy in precision agriculture and soil knowledge.

    TerraMap scanning is not affected by soil moisture, compaction, crop cover or cultivation state. This means that there are very few limitations to when TerraMap can be used, offering a much wider operating window compared to other soil scanning systems.