• THE new to the UK Sky range of trailed no-till and min-till drills will be on parade at LAMMA 2016 in January.

  • UPGRADES and new kit have been launched by cultivations specialist, Vaderstad.

  • KVERNELAND'S latest plough series will get its UK launch at Lamma 2016, on January 20 and 21.

  • A NEW seed drill with single disc coulter, Horsch's Avatar SD, is unique to the direct seeding sector - thus far, only tine seed drills have been available for this function.

  • SCOTTISH arable growers need to focus on remedial action to correct soil problems following a run of difficult growing seasons, visitors to a soil seminar organised by ProCam Robertson Crop Services were told last week.

  • THE RAIN in Ukraine has barely 'fallen on the plain' - at least in the east and southern areas of the country!

  • EARLIER AND more intensive soil sampling to accurately determine potato cyst nematode (PCN) risk ahead of planting is vital if growers are to beat this increasing problem, according to agronomy advisers, Hutchinsons.

  • THERE'S A stark contrast still between Scotland and Eastern Europe and Russia, with a harvest story of over abundant moisture in one and a drought in the other!

  • Encouraging black-grass growth close to the soil surface, rather than trying to suppress it with ploughing or expensive cover crops, is the key to the effective long-term management of this problem grassweed, leading agronomy firm Hutchinsons has said.

  • WHILE LIVESTOCK producers have had a tough year, they're not alone - arable farmers are struggling just as much and the prospects are far from rosy, unless you can make all aspects of your farm business pay.