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Situation Vacant Job Vacancy at Mzuri Ltd - Agricultural Service Engineer

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Location: Based at our Peopleton HQ (near Pershore), but will require travel to customers
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours (Evening and weekend work may be required during busy seasons)
Remuneration: Depending on the level of skills and experience

Job Description

Mzuri has a permanent opportunity for an outgoing and enthusiastic Agricultural Service Engineer to join our team. Reporting to the Service Manager, the successful candidate will provide service support and back up to our network of customers across the UK.

About Us

Mzuri is an international leader in high quality British-designed and engineered agricultural machinery. Our innovative product range includes strip tillage and hedge cutting equipment, with a number of...

Your chance to help design ELMS

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Environmental Land Management - Defra Director answers Farming Forum members questions about the new scheme

Situation Vacant Skilled tractor driver wanted in N.Yorkshire (autumn 2020)

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Family farm looking for a full time mechanically minded arable operator to be part of a small team on a 2200 acre north Yorkshire arable farm.

We are an all arable farm growing a range of combinables, including wheat, barley, , linseed, oats and beans. We are using direct drilling , strip tillage and precision equipment.
The role will consist of varied tasks including cultivation's, relief drilling,fertilizer spreading and relief spraying.
Also candidates would also be in charge of maintaining equipment and readying it for use in the workshop.
The candidates must be able to work on their own as well as part of a team,be flexible, keen and enthusiastic.
The right candidate will need a full, clean, UK driving licence along with PA 1 and 2 certificates. Pa 4 would be useful. Training...

Situation Vacant Autumn block calving student placement available.

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See attached advert for details.

Collecting NRoSO and BASIS Points from Arable Scotland

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If you missed any of the sessions then please see the Arable Scotland Website or the threads below for all the webinars and our virtual field tours.

We would be grateful if you would take the time to complete this feedback form to allow us to improve any future online events -

If you did not fill in your BASIS / NRoSo membership number on your registration form but would like points please email with your membership number and postcode and the sessions that you viewed.

We look forward to hopefully seeing you back in the field next year.

Project Lamport 2020 Update

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It’s Project Lamport week 5 and we join Agrovista Soil Health specialists Rob Purvis and Robert Wilkin, as they get to the bottom of some of your frequently asked questions.

Chris Martin and Niall Atkinson share their knowledge on cover crops, cultivating with metal, changing attitudes towards ag chem, and how we can move towards more sustainable farming practices.

Don’t miss out on the final update from Project Lamport on July 15th, which includes a live Q&A with our R&D team. Make sure you register at to keep up to date where you’ll also be entered into our competition to win a fully comprehensive soil health test worth more than £1000.

Ferguson TEF and Fordson Dexta

Police launch image appeal following Dorset farm equipment theft

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Written by Agriland Team

Officers investigating the theft of farming equipment in West Dorset are appealing for witnesses to come forward and issuing images of two of the stolen items.

The burglary occurred at a farm in the Tincleton area between 5:00pm on Saturday, June 27 and 8:00am on Sunday, June 28, 2020.

A tri-axle flatbed trailer, an IEA cattle crush, a trailer lock and a chain and padlock were stolen.

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Cover crops â a practical farm example

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Cover crops â a practical farm example

The need to restore soil health, control blackgrass and reduce exposure to oilseed rape has resulted in a complete rethink over cropping and rotation on a North Yorkshire farm.

Twenty years ago half of the land at Stephen Tuer Farms was in grass for dairy cows. This provided a perfect three-year break for arable cropping, helping to condition soil and keeping pernicious weeds like blackgrass at bay.

We could plough out the grass and combination drill it the soil was teeming with life and we could get three good crops of wheat and barley before going back in to grass, says Steve Tuer.

When we gave up the dairy cows in 2009 we turned to...

New body to protect UK farm standards – but remit unclear

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Written by Jamie Day

The industry has welcomed the government decision to establish a Trade and Agriculture Commission to safeguard the UK’s high food and farming standards outside the EU. But the body is advisory and time limited – assurances are being sought as to how it will operate. The NFU has long called for such a body, which […]

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AF Group grows full year profit and sales

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Written by Jamie Day

Farmer-controlled agricultural purchasing company the AF Group has increased profitability and revenues from its latest full year’s trading. As a result, it is giving a record total back to its members. The Norwich-based business made an operating surplus of £2.15 million on a turnover of £287.17m in the year to January 31st 2020, compared to […]

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New Fendt 942 Vario | 57m spraying | Tulip harvest explained

Timing is everything

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Written by cpm

Download PDF Foliar-applied maleic hydrazide is set to become an important foundation in potato sprout control programmes after the withdrawal of chlorpropham (CIPC). CPM seeks some expert advice on getting the most out of the active ingredient this season. For those switching to MH this year, it’s all about timing. By Lucy de la Pasture and Rob Jones Many growers will be using maleic hydrazide (MH) for sprout control for the first time this year and experienced users stress that planning ahead is critical to its success. Ensuring MH application hits the optimum timing, while climatic conditions at spraying are favourable, isn’t always easy to achieve in practice. The 2020-21...

Tech Talk – Growing hybrid rye

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Written by cpm

Download PDF Today hybrid rye is grown on over five million hectares worldwide in Europe, Canada and the USA. KWS is actively developing market opportunities to support an increased acreage of this versatile, lower input crop. For the UK, KWS believes this highly productive cereal offers new perspectives for farmers and end users alike! Rye not? Interest in hybrid rye for grain is growing in the UK, not just because of its agronomic merits but also because it adds diversity to the rotation. Recent research demonstrates rye’s benefits as a feed grain for pigs, opening up an expanding market opportunity for growers. CPM finds out more. Nitrogen inputs are far lower – 45% less than is...

Looking For Work Chainsaw, Strimmer/Brushcutter and man for hire

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Hello all,

Just putting myself out there if anybody requires a professional chainsaw and/or brushcutter operator. I have all the equipment for felling and/or processing timber and also a large commercial spec brushcutter which is fantastic for clearing and mulching areas of bramble, saplings, etc where a flail might be impractical.

Available by the day/half day or happy to quote for larger jobs.

Stand TerraMap & Omnia - Make the most of precision technology

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Welcome to the Omnia and TerraMap stand.

The central idea behind Omnia was to create a platform which could host, manage and inform, rather than just store data, putting the user in control. As a result, we decided early on to adopt an open approach, developing Omnia to connect to other cloud-based systems so that all data sources could be utilised. Omnia has a number of import and export features to transfer data with a wide range of machines and platforms. It can be accessed on-line from any device, making it very practical for making changes. While Omnia has been designed for self-reliance, it can also be operated by an agronomist or advisor and can be used for whole-field or precision management...

Low Carbon Agriculture event launches in the UK

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

Low Carbon Agriculture, a new event showcasing opportunities in low carbon energy, technological advances and Environmental Land Management (ELM), is set to launch at the NAEC, Stoneleigh, next March. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Formerly Energy and Rural Business Show, the event has rebranded, relocated and reasserted its focus to ensure that practical solutions to tackling climate change through the generation of renewable energy, the implementation of low carbon initiatives and best practice in both environmental and carbon management, take centre stage, according to the organisers. Held in association with the National Farmers Union (NFU), Low Carbon...

Poll Arable Scotland Poll - Winter Wheat Yields

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How do you estimate your winter wheat yields will perform this harvest compared to last season?


Poll Arable Scotland Poll - Barley yields?

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How do you estimate your spring barley yields will perform this harvest compared to last season?


Healthy Soils – How can you manage your soil for the future

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Welcome to the Healthy Soils stand.

As an irreplaceable physical resource, it is essential to protect and nurture the soil if we are to continue producing crops under the current agricultural model. To help this process the Healthy Soils service provides essential information to growers and agronomists to actively manage soil resources and optimise crop performance: -

  • Measure and monitor soil health
  • Maximise crop nutrition
  • Reduce environmental impact
It is the only report to give both total and available nutritional and rotational nutrient-cycling, providing a programmed approach to soil improvement.

All our Healthy Soils in-field assessors are fully qualified agronomists, fully supporting each other with their shared...

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