Catherine Harris, Wilkin Chapman Head of Agriculture
To date the poll has been conducted at Cereals, the Lincolnshire Show and the Driffield Show, with more than 200 people taking part. Results so far show how 41 per cent of those polled cite agricultural policy being their main priority, with 26 per cent saying succession. Meanwhile 20 per cent identified diversification as their main issue with the remaining 13 per cent saying environmental and disease.
Issued 13th November 2017
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#clubhectare relaunch at Midlands Machinery Show
The Witham Group showcases latest products at the Midlands Machinery Show
The Witham Group will be exhibiting at the Midlands Machinery Show on the 22nd and 23rd November (Stand No. GSEH 20) and hoping to repeat the success they had in 2016 when they won the prize for Best Stand.
Witham have been attending the event for many years, showcasing its range of lubricants and paints for the agricultural industry.
Here are just a few of the new products that will be on the Witham stand this year:
Qualube Masterfleet – new and improved
The oil market is becoming increasingly complex. The introduction of the latest generation of Euro engines to meet EU emissions and the ever increasing requirements of individual manufacturers mean the choice of engine oils is vast and varied.
Customers are therefore often forced to purchase multiple products meeting different specifications to satisfy warranties, even though many of these are actually the same viscosity grade.
The Witham Group has always sought to simplify and rationalise the choice of lubricants to customers and eliminate confusion without compromising either quality or warranty suitability. We have therefore developed a universal engine oil that can be used in a variety of vehicles – perfect for customers who operate mixed fleets.
The benefits of Qualube Masterfleet:
Prolan – our award winning protective lubricant range
Witham’s Prolan lubricants are high performance corrosion inhibitors for metal and wood surfaces and electrical components. With natural lanolin as the main ingredient, the moisture repelling properties create a long lasting protective barrier in the most corrosive environments whilst providing an environmentally friendly solution.
The product range has won various awards this year, including two innovation awards at LAMMA 2017. The Witham Group won the IAgrE Ivel Award for best environmental innovation and was crowned the overall winner of the Innovation Awards by LAMMA. The Prolan range also won best new product at the Lincolnshire Show in June.
Prolan is completely natural, non-toxic and non-carcinogenic and so surpasses other petrochemical products as a safer, environmentally sustainable alternative. It is also NSF certified and approved as a “food-grade lubricant” so can be used to protect machinery in sensitive environments such as dairy farms and suppliers of food chain produce.
Agriculture can be hard on machinery and constant protection is required from exposure to fertilizer, manure, pesticides and weather. Prolan provides long-lasting protection for farm equipment, keeping it lubricated to prevent breakdowns. It has been proven to extend the longevity of farm machinery and enhance resale value.
Lubricants and greases are so widely used in the agricultural world and this new product offers a more sustainable alternative, without the usual harmful chemicals, that also performs with outstanding results.
The benefits of Prolan:
WOCO Barn Paint
WOCO Barn Paint is perfect for farmers or home owners who want to protect and revive outbuildings including sheds, barns and garages. This remarkable paint product is water based, very durable and quick drying. It is also non-toxic and therefore better for the environment and safe to use around people and animals.
It is available in a stylish palette of 6 colours inspired by the wooden clad buildings found in the Suffolk and Norfolk coastal regions. The range is ideal for trade decorators or anyone wishing to upgrade their homes with a new facelift.
WOCO Barn Paint offers tough durable protection against water to prevent rotting and mould. It can be used on a variety of materials including wood, metal, concrete, plastic to protect against outdoor elements, sun damage and fading.
Easy to apply with a brush or roller, the paint is made from acrylic resin which is flexible against the underlying material to resist flaking and blistering and provide long lasting colour protection.
Witham Group MD, Nigel R Bottom commented: “We developed this new range in response to the growing demand for a good quality, long lasting paint for external buildings. Now we’re finding that some of our agricultural customers are not only using our WOCO Paint Barn to protect their farm buildings, but also to update their homes.”
WOCO Barn Paint can be applied straight onto previously painted surfaces such as weathered bitumen, tar, varnish or creosote. This product does not require a primer and is touch dry within two hours.
Summary of WOCO Barn Paint’s key features:
EXPERTS TO SPEAK ON KEY TOPICS AT MIDLANDS MACHINERY SHOW 2017
IMPLEMENTING five farming principles will not only improve and maintain soil health, but also reduce the growth rate of black grass, according to a leading agronomist.
Research carried out by Hutchinsons shows a 5x5 approach, which includes rotation and spring cropping - particularly barley - sowing higher rates of seeds and restricting cultivations to the top of 50ml of soil can boost crop competition to battle black grass.