Machinery - Fruit & Vine


Improving sprayer efficiency

In mid-April, as part of WineGB’s Conference for Growth, there was a practical demonstration of best practice sprayer usage and calibration, undertaken by the NP Seymour team.

A century of agricultural service

This year marks the 100th anniversary of L. Evans & Son (Hereford) Ltd – one of the oldest agricultural machinery dealers in the UK.

Free mobile scheme to reuse waste polythene launches

Oxfordshire-based Polythene UK has launched a free national waste polythene collection service, using a van with an onboard compactor to collect, compact and bale the polythene, allowing it to be reused.

Contractor’s investment will benefit local vineyard and orchard owners

A new, Northamptonshire winery will accept its first grapes during this year’s harvest, and the owners have also invested in a fleet of modern vineyard machinery which will be available for use by other growers through a new contracting service. David Williams reports.

Sprayer range offers solution for fruit tunnels

Self-propelled and towed sprayers, designed for inside fruit tunnels with tabletop systems, offer a solution for growers without large central alleys. Adam McDonald, of McDonald Agri Ltd, explains the benefits of the range.

Precision mistblowers for every need

Mistblower technology expert Hardi can offer plenty of advice and knowledge when it comes to the world of spraying within vines, soft fruit, orchards or any other mistblower application.

Dealer show has become a must-visit event for orchard and vineyard growers

The annual Doe Show at the Ernest Doe & Sons, Ulting headquarters is attracting increasing numbers of orchard and vineyard owners from across the dealer’s large trading area. David Williams was there on behalf of Fruit & Vine.

Jeremy Clarkson praises Kirkland UK machinery

The Kent-based berry harvester and machinery supplier, Kirkland UK, has been featured in season three of Clarkson’s Farm.

Innovative vineyard robot developed through Moët and Yanmar partnership

Moët & Chandon paired up with a viticulture tech company, Yanmar Vineyard Solutions, to advance robotic vineyard management in Champagne.

Spotlight on manual spraying equipment

For smaller growers, where vehicle-mounted sprayers and granule distribution systems may not even be an option or be warranted, there are sophisticated manual sprayers and accessories that can make any spraying job quick, easy and, most importantly, cost-effective. Malcolm Mullender of The Professional Sprayers People (PSP) outlines the options.

Specialist team focused on top quality products

Focusing on a small number of carefully selected brands is ensuring a specialist dealer team can meet the needs of fruit growers and vineyards across East Anglia and the South-East. David Williams reports.

Time and labour savings

An Essex-based, organic salad and vegetable grower says that a tractor-mounted, operator controlled rotary weeder is providing an effective and accurate inter-plant weeding solution – allowing two people to do the work of five, and in half the time. David Williams reports.

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