Monthly Archives: April 2009

Intelli-Spray Remote Control Retractable Hose Reel Sprayers

NEW PRODUCT RANGE! From Quik Corp, USA comes the Intelli-Spray retractable hose reel sprayer systems, ideal for large areas to increase the quality and efficiency of your spraying; cut spraying time; save on manpower and material costs!

Various systems are available, dual and single reel. More information can be found here

Intelli-Spray retractable hose reel spayer systems are now available via Agratech.co.uk

Agratech on EBay

The Agratech EBay Sprayer Shop is now open, stocking a small selection of our Berthoud, Cooper Pegler and Matabi Sprayers.

Prices are the same as our main Agratech Website, offering great deals to hobby gardeners and professionals alike!121010

Cooper Pegler Price Increases

cp3-classicCooper Pegler have announced a further wholesale parts price increase, effective from 5 April. This affects all Cooper Pegler Knapsack Sprayers and spare parts, and Maxipro Sprayers.

Where possible, the prices of items will be unchanged, but as we have already absorbed two price increases within the past six months, regrettably most items will be repriced over the next few weeks.

Buy Cooper Pegler Products at current prices now!

A Farm for the Future – last chance to see on BBCi Player

There are just 8 hours left to watch the programme,  ‘A Farm for the Future’  via the BBCi player

 A fascinating look into the future of farming, wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family’s farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the futFarming Without Fossil Fuelsure, and discovers that nature holds the key.

With her father close to retirement, she returned to her family farm in Devon, but last year’s high fuel prices were a wake-up call for Rebecca, with many of her neighbours going bankrupt due to the price hike in everything from tractor diesel, contractors bills, animal feed and fertiliser.

 Realising that all food production in the UK is completely dependent on abundant cheap fossil fuel, particularly oil, she sets out to discover just how secure this oil supply is, and explores ways of farming without using fossil fuel.

(we first bogged about this programme when it was originally aired in February)

See also, the study by Chatham House “Food Supply in the 21st Century: The New Dynamic”

Open Farm Sunday 2009

 

Open Farm Sunday

Open Farm Sunday

This years Open Farm Sunday  event will take place on 7th June.

Open Farm Sunday is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old to enjoy the living, vibrant countryside. Take time to listen to the birds, soak up the scenery, experience the smells of the farmyard and really get in touch with the land that feeds us. Discover at first hand what it means to be a farmer and taste the produce.

Each event will be unique with its own activities – based around the host farm’s own individual story. Activities during the day may include a farm walk, nature trail, tractor & trailer rides, pond dipping, activities for kids, mini farmers market or picnics.

If  you would like to visit a farm, find the listings here.

If you are a farmer who would like to get involved, there are several Open Farm Sunday Workshops running, which will tell you more about organsing your event! see here for more