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Mechanical weeding solutions from Braun

It is well known that mechanical weeding is just as effective as herbicide in maintaining vine health and increasing yield. A three-year integrated weed management trial, IWMPRAISE, carried out on Chardonnay at NIAB EMR’s Kent-based research vineyard effectively proved that all the mechanical weeding methods trialled positively impacted the health of the vine and yield. Continue reading

Effective and efficient sprayer coverage

On 16 April, Tim and Claire headed to Plumpton College for WineGB’s Conference for Growth to give a talk on sprayer usage and calibration, looking in particular at the OCLL NPA sprayer.  If you’re looking for a reliable sprayer that will provide effective and efficient coverage for the 2024 season, the range of OCLL sprayersContinue reading

The 2024 Battle of the Secateurs

Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) held its national pruning competition, affectionately known as ‘The Battle of the Secateurs’, on 13 March 2024. Around 60 competitors, judges, spectators, and sponsors (including Claire Seymour and Tim Sillence from NP Seymour) attended this annual event which was kindly hosted by Langham Wine Estate in Dorset. Proudly sponsored byContinue reading

Fighting spring frosts in the orchard and vineyard

Having worked with growers for half a century, we understand that spring frosts are one of the worst threats orchard and vineyard owners face. While you can argue that the best way to prevent damage is to ensure the right varieties are planted on frost-free sites, frost is something the majority of growers in theContinue reading

Visit NP Seymour at Farm Expo on 6 March 2024

On our stand at Farm Expo, NP Seymour will be displaying a front-mounted tool carrier frame, designed and constructed by our expert team of engineers at our Avon Works facility in Cranbrook, Kent.  The tool carrier frame, which will be mounted on the front of a new Gen 3 Fendt, can accommodate a variety ofContinue reading

NP Seymour celebrates 50 years and welcomes Tim Sillence to the team

The UK’s leading fruit and vine machinery specialist, NP Seymour (which is celebrating its 50th anniversary and 40 years as a Fendt dealer in 2024), has recently appointed Tim Sillence to its sales team. Tim brings a wealth of hands-on experience operating and demonstrating tractors and machinery within the fruit, vegetable and arable sectors toContinue reading

Pulverising prunings: clearing your orchard and vineyard rows

When it comes to clearing the orchard or vineyard rows of prunings, pulverising or flail mowing in situ is the easiest, most environmentally friendly, and sustainable approach. Burning the debris may look photogenic, and can provide a bit of natural warmth for the pruning team, but it pollutes the air and upsets neighbours. Going toContinue reading

Extend the life and value of your machinery with a winter service

With the harvest season drawing to a close, it’s crucial to start thinking about booking a winter service for your tractors and implements. Servicing at regular intervals will reduce the risk of unexpected breakdowns, keep the cost of expensive emergency repairs down in the future, and help you avoid unnecessary downtime during the peak growingContinue reading