Case studies

RTK guidance improves Avadex accuracy

For Essex based arable farmers and agricultural contractors, Galloway Farms, upgrading their specialist granule application hardware and installing a precision guidance system has enabled them to provide a more timely, more accurate and more efficient Avadex spreading service.

In addition to farming 1,700 acres of their own land and contracted farms at Mount Farm near Epping in Essex, Stuart Galloway…


Novel use of canopy sensors reduces Blackgrass pressure and compensates for soil variations

For Gloucestershire-based arable farmer and agricultural contractor, Phil Odam, using crop canopy sensors to detect weeds in stale seedbeds and vary sowing rates accordingly has helped to reduce Blackgrass populations on infected land. And by using the sensors to detect subtle soil changes, he is also varying drilling rates according to soil type.

 Philip Odam Agricultural Services provides a range of…


Sprayer upgrade converts entry-level machine into high specification, future-proofed asset.

For David and Marshall Hargreaves of Mere Farm near Preston, upgrading from a trailed sprayer to a self-propelled machine has made their crop spraying operations faster, more efficient and more accurate.  And by purchasing a second-hand, entry-level machine and subsequently upgrading its spray circuit and electronics from a 5-section manually controlled system to an automatic 11-section machine, they have…


Precision farming equipment pays dividends for Yorkshire Wolds arable producers

For Rob and Mark Leeson of Kirby Wold House near Malton in North Yorkshire, being able to apply arable inputs including seed, liquid fertiliser and granular fertiliser at precisely controlled variable rates enables them to produce more consistent and more profitable crops.

The precision farming equipment utilised to achieve these results also makes the task of managing a large arable…


Accuracy is Norfolk contractor’s greatest advertisement

For Jeremy Green, the most effective advertisement for his agricultural contracting business is the straight and evenly spaced crops that his team of machinery operators create.  For that reason, he has equipped his fleet of tractors with RTK-enabled guidance systems which not only ensure accurate field operations, but also help to reduce his customers’ input costs.

Jeremy Green started contracting…


Conservation agriculture and precision farming tech bring aggregate benefits to arable enterprise

For Overbury Enterprises on the Worcestershire-Gloucestershire border, no-till crop establishment and the latest precision farming technologies have delivered reduced cropping costs and improved soil health.

The farming operations at Overbury Enterprises near Tewkesbury extend to 1,600 hectares across land ranging from Cotswold Brash at 1000ft to sand over gravel and heavy Lias clays at 100ft.  In addition to 950ha of…


Auto-steer technology enables 24/7 spraying and opens the way for accurate amenity applications

With less than 15 “perfect spraying days” in 2016, the ability to work around the clock is essential for Derek Cheriton’s busy agricultural and amenity contract spraying business.  For that reason, his farm and amenity sprayers have both been equipped with RTK-based guidance systems and full auto-steer capability.

DRC Contracting, based near Henley-on-Thames, provides a spraying and fertiliser spreading service…