New JCB Arrives
Early in January 2017 our new teleporter, a JCB 935.95 arrived. This is a great new addition to our fleet and we are looking forward to an increase in productivity due to it…
Charity Ball – 25th April 2015
We are very proud and excited to be hosting a fantastic charity ball at The Manor Barn on the 25th April in aid of the Epilepsy Society and the Valerie Taylor Trust. Tickets cost £40.
For information or tickets please contact Charlotte Balaam at: firstname.lastname@example.org
NFU Sugar Trip to Westminster – January 2015
Edward Banks was exceptionally lucky to be invited to the NFU London office to be taken on a tour of The Houses of Parliament. The trip included meeting MP’s such as Jim Paice as well as George Eustice, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA.
Sky News – ‘Swipe’
On Friday 19th September 2014, Philippa Hall from Sky News visited the farm to interview Edd Banks and Matt Fuller to find our more about Precision Farming and RTK Farming Ltd for their ‘Swipe’ programme.
Please check it out at You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElvGePtpcsg&list=PLG8IrydigQfckEQNNdxoPiQ0GtAJLP5_5
‘Grass Weed Manager of the Year’
We are very proud to announce that Edward Banks has won Syngenta’s Grass Weed Manager of the Year award.
The award, which is organised by Syngenta and in its second year, is designed to recognise that rising to the challenge of grass weeds can be crucial when managing a modern farm business, not just for short-term profitability but for longer-term viability of the whole farm.
By re-evaluating the way we were tackling our ever increasing black grass problem, it has led us to implementing a ‘Whole farm Approach’ which has been much more effective. This has included basic changes in cultural control methods and rotations, as well as innovations such as our band sprayer.
Russian Farm Visit
A great day was had by all when a group of 10 Russian farmers visited us at Thomas Banks and Partners organised by Tom Robinson of Syngenta. The group first went for a tour of the John Deere site at Langar before coming to Harlton to have a tour of our facilities. They were particularly interested in the precision farming aspect of the farm and were very intrigued by the band sprayer and OSR drill.
BBRO Winter Conference
Edward Banks was kindly invited to be one of the guest speakers at the BBRO Winter Conference this year on the subject of band chemical application using our Micron Varidome band sprayer. The conference was well attended with over 700 delegates as well as a good mix of machinery manufacturers and guest speakers which included NFU Chairman Peter Kendall.
BBRO Summer Open days
Thomas Banks & Partners were very kindley asked to show and demonstrate their Mircon Varidome band sprayer at this years BBRO open days. There was a record attendance at the Wissington one, with nearly 500 people attending. A great deal of interest was shown in the band sprayer, with numerous farmers saying taht they were seriously considering investing in one!
RTK Farming Ltd at Cambridgeshire County Show
RTK Farming Ltd had a stand this year at the Cambridgeshire YFC Show at Wimpole Hall. A great day was had by all, with record attendance for the show. Thomas Banks & partners did a demonstration of RTK GPS in the main ring on behalf of RTK Farming Ltd, which was a good insight for the general public on how farming is utilising precision farming and GPS to improve farm efficiency.