Inside NFM’s April issue

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Fendt review Matt Wood tests the brand new Fendt 514 Vario tractor. Fendt review
Isuzu DMAX vs MUX review The Isuzu showdown. Ute or SUV? Isuzu DMAX vs MUX review
Armidale smart farm feature Professor David Lamb talks smart farming and technology. Armidale smart farm feature
Graeme Quick tillage feature Farm machinery guru Graeme Quick talks tillage. Graeme Quick tillage feature
ATV buyers guide 28 pages chockfull of ATV specifications. ATV buyers guide

NFM Magazine issue 8, April 2014 will go on-sale on Easter Monday, April 21.

Despite the plethora of development in the farming industry, the fact remains many farmers are still missing the most basic technologies of the modern age; reliable internet and mobile connection.

It is fair to say rural areas should very well be included in the government's NBN plan to help farmers keep up with the times and increase productivity through technology, but that does not seem to be the case at the moment.

For the April issue, NFM Managing Editor Anna Game-Lopata sat down with University of New England’s Professor David Lamb, who is arguing this very case by generating and demonstrating fascinating new web-based technologies for agriculture at the "Armidale Smart Farm".

Read all about his ventures and bid to get high-speed internet to the bush in the April issue.

As usual, we tested an array of machinery which includes:

Also don’t miss Col Jackson’s foray into the world of the Macadamia, once known as the "Australian Nut" but appropriated by enterprising Hawaiian and Chinese growers. Col details the story of the Australian Macadamia industry, from its early history through to the development of modern varieties and land management practices representing its future.

This month’s dealer profile focuses on the formidable, but big hearted husband and wife duo Bernadette and Daryl Gorman, of Bee Jay Machinery.

Farm machinery guru Dr Graeme Quick presents the remarkable history of stump jump tillage and tells the true story of how mastodon prints were observed "tromping" through one farmer’s paddock.

For this issue’s buyers’ guide, we bring you 28 pages chockfull of specifications on all-terrain vehicles, or ATVs.

Grab your copy of NewFarmMachinery magazine when it arrives on stands April 21, or subscribe to the magazine to have it delivered to your doorstep. 

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