Inside New Farm Machinery's August 2015 issue

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NFM 024 Cropchief 1900 litre linkage sprayer test Tom Dickson checks out Aussie manufacturer BA Pumps and Sprayers’ 1,900 litre Cropchief linkage sprayer NFM 024 Cropchief 1900 litre linkage sprayer test
NFM 24 Buyers Guide Rakes and tedders Get all the specs for the latest rakes and tedders NFM 24 Buyers Guide Rakes and tedders
NFM 24 GM Canola grower Mark Swift Canola grower Mark Swift has some controvercial opinions, but he and his family, based out at Parkes, NSW, know their stuff NFM 24 GM Canola grower Mark Swift
NFM 24 Iveco Daily 4x4 test Matt Wood auditions the Iveco Daiyl 4x4 as his escape vehicle of choice in case zombies take over the world NFM 24 Iveco Daily 4x4 test
NFM 24 Manitou MLT X960 Matt Wood jumps aboard Manitou’s new farm-spec telehandler the MLT-X 960 NFM 24 Manitou MLT X960
NFM24 New Holland SmartTrax Review The New Holland Genesis SmartTrax T8-435 is the latest in the T8 range of tractors NFM24 New Holland SmartTrax Review
Spraying feature in NFM 24 Everything you wanted to know about spraying Spraying feature in NFM 24
New Farm Machinery issue 24 out July 20 New Farm Machinery August 2015 issue on sale July 20 New Farm Machinery issue 24 out July 20

In this issue, on sale July 20, Tom Dickson presents a special feature on spraying and checks out New Holland’s Genesis SmartTrax T8-435.

Three sprayer manufacturers TeeJet, Silvan and BA Pumps and Sprayers collaborate to offer an independent package on the responsible application of chemicals.

A wide variety of tips are covered including correct nozzle selection, the best weather conditions, speed, rate, pressure, water quality, maintenance and record keeping.

As part of the feature Dickson also checks out Aussie manufacturer BA Pumps and Sprayers’ 1,900 litre Cropchief linkage sprayer.

Dickson also takes a first look at New Holland’s very latest tractor, the SmartTrax T8-435.

He predicts we’re going to see a lot more of this kind of configuration in the higher horsepower range.

Other machinery tests in the issue include:

Anna Game-Lopata tackles the hoary issue of genetically modified canola with Nuffield Scholar and grower Mark Swift.

Swift has some controversial opinions and it’s clear he’s an intellectual powerhouse.

Faced with what he saw as double standards in relation to restricted access to and use of biotechnology in agriculture, he undertook a brave investigation of the impact of community fears on the development of such new technology as part of his Nuffield Scholarship.

Swift says he didn’t come up with too many answers, but worries there will be another network of concerned citizens popping up for each new thing.

Read about the interesting strategies he and his family undertake on their farm in Parkes, NSW.

Finally we bring you Part One of our farewell to Bush Engineer Dr Graeme Quick.

After a whirlwind trip to the United States in January, Dr Quick reports on the first three of 10 agriculture innovations of particular note he observed at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

Look out for Part 2 online and in issue 25, on sale August 17.

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