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  1. Exciting precision technology developments in Omnia unveiled at CropTec – Agronomist & Arable Farmer – Oliver Wood

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    Oliver Wood with TerraMapOne of the main sticking points with precision farming has always been moving data from one system or machine to another one. However, with the Omnia Precision Agronomy system this is about to get easier than ever before!

    Visit Hutchinsons at CropTec to hear how exciting collaborations with leading machinery and data management systems such as Claas, Väderstad and Muddy Boots, has resulted in much improved streamlined data connection.

  2. Innovative Technologies and Market-Leading Agronomy Working Together – National Fruit Show 2019 Handbook – Rob Saunders, Jonathan Blackman

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    0I2A0890The Hutchinsons Enhanced Light Interception Orchard System (HELIOS) was established last spring at two sites, in East Kent and on the Herefordshire/Gloucestershire border, to examine how orchards can be cost-effectively re-designed and managed to capture more light, improve yields and allow new mechanical picking systems in future.

    Several systems for growing Gala Galaxy clones on different rootstocks are being trialled over 10 years at both sites, with detailed yield and crop grading measurements due to be taken to help identify the most cost-effective options.

  3. 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.

  4. Promoting the Very Best in Maize Production for the North – The Northern Farmer – Jim Clark

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    Maize Demo Day Hutchinsons CarlisleThe annual Hutchinsons northern maize trials demonstration day on Wednesday, September 11, at Smalmstown Farm, Longtown, near Carlisle, provides the chance to hear from a range of industry experts on how to improve the maize production, based on local trials.

    “Maize continues to be an increasingly popular crop as it becomes much more consistent to grow, so whether you are an established maize grower or looking at growing the crop for the first time, there will be much to take away from our trials day, “ said local agronomist Jim Clark.

  5. Trials show value of integrated approach amidst higher disease pressure - Agronomist & Arable Farmer - Helen Brown, Stewart MacIntyre, Bob Bulmer

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    Visitors at Carlisle RTCThe value of using a robust fungicide programme and selecting varieties with good disease resistance has been clearly demonstrated in Hutchinsons trials near Carlisle.

    Disease pressure at the firm’s Regional Technology Centre has been far higher than during the dry conditions of last spring, giving growers attending a recent open day the perfect opportunity to investigate which varieties best suit this region.

  6. 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.

  7. Focus of Demonstrations – The Northern Farmer – Helen Brown, Lewis McKerrow

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    Helen Brown - Thumbnail CropwatchThe annual Hutchinsons Carlisle crop demonstration open day is to be held at Midtown Farm, Kirkbampton, Carlisle, on Tuesday, June 18.

    Demonstrations will focus on four key topics: the latest winter wheat, barley and spring barley varieties, seed rate trials, the role of forage yield mapping and the newest precision farming tools.

  8. Increase Yields and Profitability – Farmers Guide

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    Cereals_2019_Logo-Horizontal_Details_CMYKTrial results that reveal how to increase yields and improve profitability will be available to discuss at this year's Hutchinsons stand at Cereals.

    By comparing variably drilled wheat alongside a farm standard rate on spilt fields and taking them to yield, the statistically-valid work has proven that using Omnia Precision Agronomy can increase yields by an average of 0.6t/ha, worth £99/ha (based on wheat at £165/t). In this particular trial, costs of production were also reduced, by as much as £28/t, says Hutchinsons.

    Terramap is a soil scanning and mapping service available exclusively through Hutchinsons and Omnia. Terramap will be launched at Cereals.

  9. Improved Soils, Crops and Weed Control with Reduced Costs – Farmers Guide – Dick Neale

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    Claydon ImageSuffolk-based Claydon Drills enjoys a loyal customer following and the company's annual open days on founder Jeff Claydon's heavy land farm are popular.

    This year there were four half-day sessions over two days which attracted farmers and contractors from all over the UK. Since its first V Drill strip-tillage drill entered the market in 2003, Claydon's range has expanded and, with complementary products from a straw rake to a shallow stubble cultivator, a new inter-row weed hoe and Cambridge rolls making up the “Claydon Opti-Till System”, the company offers almost everything needed for successful but low-cost cereals production argues its creator.

  10. Discuss Profitability with Hutchinsons at Cereals – Stand 500 – Agronomist & Arable Farmer

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    Cereals_2019_Logo-Horizontal_Details_CMYKVisitors to the Hutchinsons stand at Cereals will be able to discuss the results of last autumn's Omnia validation trials, which proved for the first time the financial benefits of variable drilling using Omnia.

    By comparing variably drilled wheat alongside a farm standard rate on split fields and taking them to yield, the statistically valid work has proven that using Omnia Precision Agronomy can increase yields by an average of 0.6t/ha, worth £99/ha (based on wheat at £165/t).