Forty five years on from its establishment OPICO maintains its policy of innovation but has expanded from a purely niche market supplier to a significant player in a number of mainstream sectors
OPICO has launched a new HE-VA Spring Reset 3m wide Combi-lift Soil Loosener. It is designed to integrate with the mounted HE-VA 3m disc roller producing a machine capable of medium depth soil loosening and surface cultivation in one pass.
OPICO has newly appointed Neil Robinson as northern territory manager and grassland product manager.
OPICO will hold the first working demonstrations of three new pieces of grassland maintenance equipment at Grassland and Muck 2011: The HE-VA Grass Roller, a front-mounted slitter and a hydraulic folding slitter.
Using a subsoiler and seeder unit to establish oilseed rape is a system increasingly used by growers.
Improved OSR Yields, Reduced Fertiliser Costs, Ensured Establishment - These are three key elements which are very worthwhile looking at with Rape prices around £400 a ton.
For a joint venture farming group NDR Arable, the quest to reduce its fertiliser bill has resulted in some out-of-the-box thinking. One of the adopted approaches has been to use a liquid fertiliser applicator when establishing oilseed rape with a subsoiler.
Sales team expands with new territory manager for the south west
OPICO has appointed Jon Tyrrell as Operations Manager ahead of the imminent retirement of Jim Leeson who has worked for the company for the past 36 years.
AT LAMMA, OPICO will be launching the HE-VA Triple Tiller a high speed stubble cultivator with three rows of tines, designed to work the ground down to a maximum depth of 300mm. Tine options include chisel points for deep cultivation and residue incorporation, or duckfoot shares for shallower working for mintill or stale seedbeds.