NUTRIENT POLLUTION – TACKLING THE CHALLENGE

NUTRIENT POLLUTION – TACKLING THE CHALLENGE

Following on from Bright Maize’s successful recent open day, we spoke to Tim Stephens of Wessex Water, and took a broader look at nitrate pollution… We all know something about the problems of water pollution from agriculture. When chemicals from pesticides and excess...
JOHN MECHI AND TIPTREE HALL FARM

JOHN MECHI AND TIPTREE HALL FARM

Part five of our ‘pioneers in agriculture’ series takes a look at some interesting aspects of the life of John Mechi – founder of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution  Those who have had dealings with the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution may have...
Open Day 2020

Open Day 2020

In spite of the scourge of Coronavirus currently sweeping the land, Bright Maize, one of the biggest UK suppliers of maize seed, managed to hold its Open Day on Wednesday 2nd September at Fovant, near Salisbury. This was a bold move, and one of the first farming...
HARRY FERGUSON AND THE THREE-POINT LINKAGE SYSTEM

HARRY FERGUSON AND THE THREE-POINT LINKAGE SYSTEM

His name lives on in the famous Massey Ferguson tractors. But Harry Ferguson wasn’t just the owner of one agricultural machinery company that merged with another back in 1953. He was by that stage coming to the end of a long and colourful career, one filled with drama...