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Managing Editor Jane Potts jane@farmersguide.co.uk

Editor

Finance and Production Director Julie Goulding julie@farmersguide.co.uk

Machinery Editor David Williams david@farmersguide.co.uk

Dominic Kilburn dominic@farmersguide.co.uk

Sales Manager

Advertising Jana Moyes jana@farmersguide.co.uk 01473 694457

Greg Goulding greg@farmersguide.co.uk 01473 694454

Hedgecutters & Flailmowers - Your One Stop Shop New & Secondhand Machinery Rotor Shaft Balancing & Repairs • Large Stock of Parts Firewood Processors & Logsplitters plus much more...

New Bomford Turner Hedgecutters available from stock

5m to 6.5m reach to suit both farmer & contractor. Models available Kestrel and Hawk ranges

Joanna Blower joanna@farmersguide.co.uk 01473 694452

Classified Sales Manager Chloe Fulcher chloe@farmersguide.co.uk 01473 694455

Used Hedgecutters

always available

Nicki Waters nicki@farmersguide.co.uk 01473 694456

Database and FarmAds Manager Lucy Wallace lucy@farmersguide.co.uk 01473 694453

JOE TURNER (EQUIPMENT) Ltd

check our website for stock machines

Hawk Evo 2

Excavator Mounted Flail Mulchers models to suit 2–10 ton

Production Studio Manager Simon Kotz studio@farmersguide.co.uk

Excavator Mounted Forestry Heads

Visit our website – www.farmersguide.co.uk

swinging hammer or fixed tooth models

For Farmads and general enquiries call 01473 691888 Published by Early Bird Farming Publications Ltd from its office at Parkside, London Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 0SS – Tel 01473 691888; www.farmerguide.co.uk. Original articles and advertisements created by Farmers Guide are copyright and are not to be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the Editor. No responsibility can be accepted by Farmers Guide for the opinions expressed by its contributors.

Agriforest Treeshears to suit 3 ton–11 ton excavators Model ST200 3–8 ton Model ST250 5–11 ton

In this month's issue Out and About .............................................................................................................................5 Grain and Fertiliser Gossip ...................................................................................................7 Arable: Septoria the disease management priority .........................................................8 Green leaf makes difference in SDHI performance ....................................... 10 Underestimate septoria at your peril.................................................................... 14 ‘Myth-busting’ Soil Management – new series ................................................ 17 Improving OSR yields with YEN ............................................................................... 18 Spreading the word for more efficient irrigation ........................................... 21 Agronomy Update North, East & West ..........................................................23–25 Field Focus ........................................................................................................................... 26 Openfield’s ‘Arable Views’............................................................................................ 27 Arable news......................................................................................................................... 29 Machinery: Gas-powered tractors from New Holland ........................................................... 30 G&J Peck Spalding open day .................................................................................... 35 On Test: New Subaru XV ............................................................................................... 43 Claas dealer Manns’ stages an “Audience with Michael Horsch” ........... 45 Stalham Engineering celebrates Case IH franchise at open day ............ 53 East Anglian open days held by P Tuckwell Ltd............................................... 57 New Holland ‘High Horsepower’ tractor event ................................................ 60 Farmers Guide Awards for Excellence.......................................................................... 66 Special features: Straw Incorporation ....................................................................................................... 69 Balers & Bale Handling – including Power on the Land .............................. 76 Cattle & Sheep ................................................................................................................... 96 Livestock....................................................................................................................................107 Agricultural Contractors ...................................................................................................110 Henry Brown’s Vintage Page ...........................................................................................114 Classified ...................................................................................................................................115 Recruitment including About People ........................................................................175 Follow us Farmers Guide

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also available in rotating versions

Agriforest ST200

36” Saw Heads

to suit most hedgecutters and a piston motor version to suit excavators

DMS Cone Splitters

models to suit 1.5–8 ton excavators

Firewood Processors

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