TECHNOLOGY

Magnum 380 CVX Tractor of the Year

The Case IH Magnum 380 CVX was named Tractor of the Year 2015 at the EIMA International machinery exhibition in Bologna, Italy.

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Telehandler priced to compete

McHale Plant Sales managing director, Michael McHale, says they will market the new Merlo Turbofarmer telehandlers at competitive prices, to build market share.

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Breakthrough in apple-scab control

The need for multiple, spring and summer applications of fungicides to control apple scab, the most destructive disease in apple production, may be over.

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MooMonitor+ wins big again, this time in the US

Dairymaster followed up their award for the MooMonitor+ at the Ploughing with a bigger win at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin.

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A snapshot of plant diseases

A camera that measures photosynthesis in the crop is one of the cornerstones of a sophisticated Dutch system of monitoring and disease-control in glasshouses.

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HarvestLab sensor system wins recognition for innovation

John Deere’s equipment which measures forage crop constituents quickly and accurately while on the move has been highly commended in the 2014 Farm Business Cream Awards, which recognise the best success stories in the UK dairy industry.

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Bolus spy in the cow’s rumen keeps the farmer informed

The eCow electronic bolus that monitors pH and temperature in the rumen has won the award for innovation in the 2014 Farm Business Cream Awards, which recognise the best success stories in the UK dairy industry.

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One operator to milk up to 1,300 goats €100,000 grants for new technologies

One operator can milk up to 1,300 goats per hour in Dairymaster’s Swiftflo Goat Rotary.

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Long life self-loading straw spreader

Thos Storey Fabrications Ltd of Manchester has launched a new galvanised version of their Spread-a-Bale.

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Smart Appi for dairy sector

New computer software, to help milk processors forecast variations in milk supply and spot emerging trends, is the aim of a research collaboration between CIT, Glanbia, Dairygold, WIT’s Telecommunication Software and Systems Group and Teagasc.

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