Is your sprayer really suited to your site?

The wet start to the 2020 growing season has left many farmers and growers battling challenging ground conditions. Based at Rumwood Green Farm in Langley, Kent, Charltons is a fourth-generation family fruit business growing apples, strawberries and cherries on approximately 445 hectares, across 11 sites, all located within a 5-mile radius. This year, the relentless rain meant that Charltons […]

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Made to measure

Having worked at Hall Hunter for 27 years, Carl Eatwell has seen the family farming business evolve from a vegetable and root crop grower, with a small strawberry PYO, into a commercial multi-site operation, which exclusively grows soft fruit for the UK’s major supermarkets. Today Hall Hunter’s soft fruit plantations extend to 700-acres, spilt across Berkshire […]

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Opening up the canopy

We’re currently seeing an increased demand for mechanical deleafers as vineyard managers look for more cost effective ways to open up the canopy, increasing sunlight exposure and air circulation.  Unlike other defoliators which use what’s known as an air blast system, the ERO leaf stripper, which Sam uses for his vineyard management contract work, has two […]

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