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Funding for infrastructure upgrades for NSW irrigators

Irrigators in northern New South Wales can now apply for a share of $111 million in funding to upgrade on-farm water infrastructure, with Round 7 of the Sustaining the Basin Irrigated Farm Modernisation programme opening today. Source: AFDJ eNews Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for
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Prototype robot for farm work

Researchers at Massey University in New Zealand have invented a prototype robot designed to perform several different tasks on farms, orchards and vineyards. Source: Radio New Zealand The robot’s design was a collaboration between Massey’s School of Engineering and Advance
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Cervus NZ opens new Feilding branch

John Deere dealership Cervus Equipment Manawatu in New Zealand has formally opened its brand-new, purpose-built branch in Feilding. Source: Scoop NZ Following seven years of local sales, service and support, branch manager Dan Clavelle said the new Feilding branch will enable Cervus E
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Good turnouts at NZ Field Days

A rainy start couldn’t dampen a successful Central Districts Field Days in New Zealand, which recorded a 20% boost in numbers over its three days. Source: Stuff NZ Fairfax national events manager Brett McMeekin said it was the first time they had used a ticketing system and had
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Farmers plan to increase investments says Rabobank

A quarter of Australian farmers plan to increase their investments in property and expand this year according to the latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey. Source: ABC Rural The survey revealed that the greatest confidence is among cotton and grain growers, while least confidence is
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AMAZONE auto nozzle selector a cost saver

European spray manufacturer, AMAZONE, has released an electric control system that automatically selects the best nozzleaccording to operating conditions. Source: AFDJ eNews Depending on the field size, working width and the number of part-width sections used, AMAZONE claims the techn
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Case IH vertical tillage tool

The new True-Tandem 335 Barracuda vertical tillage tool from Case IH allows producers to better manage heavy crop residue and soils. Source: Agriculture.com “We developed the new True-Tandem 335 Barracuda to help producers more productively manage the record-breaking amounts of residu
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Michelin introduces new CerexBib tyre

Michelin’s new agricultural tyre is a part of the very-high flexion class of tyres for handling bigger and heavier farm equipment. Source: AFDJ eNews Designed specifically for large combines and grain carts, it has a greater ability to flex under increased loads than a standard
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Cats to stay in Australia

The long-term future of Cat trucks in Australia and New Zealand will not be impacted by the recent decision of Caterpillar to discontinue production of its vocational models in North America. Source: AFDJ eNews North American vocational models have never been available in the Australi
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