Monthly Archives: February 2012

Young surfers wanted!!

If you are aged between 8-10 (or have kids who are) and live near Bristol, you could help the National Trust with their website testing this Saturday, 3 March.

The children will need to be accompanied by an adult, and expenses will be paid!

You can get more info from the National Trust Website

Photo credit National Trust


Vote for Agricultural Student of the Year

There are just a few days of voting left for this years Farmers Guardian Student of the Year Competition.

The shortlisted candidates hopeful of winning the coveted title and a prize including an International Rural Placement from AgriVenture, are:

Chris Acaster, Laura Burnett, Tom Coate, Emma Fairweather, James Miller, James Wadland and Joseph Williams.

You can read more about the finalists and vote for your favourite via the Farmers Guardian.Voting closes 2 March!

Credit Farmers Guardian.
You can learn more about AgriVenture International Placements on their website - click here

Are you the UK’s Top Milling Wheat Grower?

NABIM (National Association of Bristish & Irish Millers) and HGCA (the cereals and oilseeds division of AHDB – the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board) have launched a joint competition to find the UK’s top milling wheat grower.

This annual competition has become established as formal recognition of how the country’s best growers combine attention to detail with end customer awareness and business acumen to create  win:win scenario for the whole Wheat Chain.

Photograph shows 2011 winner James Price.

You can read more about the competition on Farming Weekly with application forms available from NABIM and HGCA


Credits to FWI

The competition closes on 30th April and the winner will be announced later in the year at an industryawards ceremony at the Ritz Hotel.

Kew Gardens Movie Season – register for info now

Customer Kew Gardens have announced the dates for their 2012 Open Air Cinema as 6-8 September and 14-15 Sept at Wakehurst Place.  

The programme has not been announced, but you can register to their movie fans mailing list to ensure that you’re amongst the first to know!

More info from Kew here

Golf Clubs need to fight off Groupon Threat, says boss

Steve Rumball,  the manager of Chalgrave Manor Golf Club in Befordshire has warned that the group-buying discount website Groupon is a threat to British golf clubs and has called on the industry to work together to defeat it.

He suggests that Golf Clubs should work together on their own schemes to offer pay-as-you-go and nomadic golfers the same experience as the Groupon offers, whilst retaining the money within their own organisation.

Groupon have seen a massive 100% growth in its golf market in the past year, whilst clubs in the UK lost 42,700 members in 2011. 

You can read the full article on the Golf Club Management Website

Clinic Ace Glyphosate now available online

Due to popular demand, Glyphosate has now been added to the website, so you can order it along with your Knapsack Sprayers, nozzles and accessories.

Other Herbicides, Fungicides and Insecticides are available – please email or telephone your requirements until Chris manages to upload them all to the website!

Don’t forget – we have a huge range of Sprayers available from 1.25 to 20 litre capacity, to handle all your sprayer needs!              

See the Clinic Ace here

View the full compression hand-held and backpack sprayer range here



The new website is live!

We’re so excited here!  After many months of hard work, the bright, shiny new Agratech Website is live today!!!! Whoo Hoo!   

Fresher, simpler to navigate and with many brand new features coming soon, including integrated product video uploads!

One change you will notice as you go through checkout is a move from Sagepay to Actinic Payments for credit card payments. Still secure, still gives us no access to your card details. Just a different provider.

We welcome your comments on our new site!


Special thanks as always to Martin & Gemma at CMS Live
For more about Actinic Payments read here