Inside NFM’s September 2014 issue

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New Holland T6 160 tractor review Tom Dickson checks out one of New Holland's latest releases, the T6 series. New Holland T6 160 tractor review
Allen drill We tested the first Allen tyne drill to arrive in the country, the Allen T-D 3500. Allen drill
Costa tomatoes Managing Director Anna Game-Lopata talks to a tomato growing operation with a vision. Costa tomatoes
Exhaust fertiliser Tech & Gear explores an innovative way to cut down on fertiliser costs. Exhaust fertiliser
Harvester buyers guide Our 20-page harvesters buyers' guide will not disappoint. Harvester buyers guide

NFM turns one! Find out what’s in the upcoming issue of NewFarmMachinery, on-sale September 8.

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This month, read about the high tech glasshouse in Guyra, New South Wales where the Costa Blush operation produces about 15 million kilograms of tomatoes annually.

From computer systems measuring the sun’s energy in watts per square-centimetre and altering the output accordingly, to controlled irrigation frequency, fertiliser injection and automated picking trolleys which drive themselves around the packing shed, the 20-hectare Blush site is a phenomenon with another 10ha on the way. Don’t miss the eye-opening feature in NFM issue 13.

Also, we tested a wide range of machinery just for you:

Col Jackson speaks to a fourth generation farmer from the wheatbelt east of Perth who took an ancient food staple to world prominence.

The miniscule chia seed has attained ‘super food’ status as a result of John Foss’ efforts to cultivate it commercially in the Ord Valley, in Western Australia and to market its significant health benefits.

"Taking chia to Australia and founding The Chia Co took a huge leap of faith," Foss relates. Don’t miss his story.

In Tech & Gear, Carene Chong looks at one farmer’s innovative concept for pumping the exhaust from tractors into the ground as fertiliser for crops launched this year at AgQuip.

Meanwhile, Anna Game-Lopata checked out the latest tractor radial tyre from European manufacturer Vredestein developed to reduce compaction while allowing higher load capacities.

Farm Machinery guru Dr Graeme Quick relates the history of the International Harvester Company which dominated the agriculture market in the early 20th century and had a lasting impact on the Australian industry.

Last but not least, this month’s buyers’ guide covers 20 pages of harvesters, headers and chaser bins.

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