Thursday was the second day of National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Several companies exhibited

Thursday was the second day of National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Several companies exhibited new and coming machinery to the thousands of farmers in attendance. Equipment for livestock producers and acreage owners was a key focus for New Holland at the National Farm Machinery Show this year. The company has added three new models to its Workman line of utility tractors. A Poultry House Special version was designed to meet the unique needs of chicken farmers working in dark, low-clearance buildings. U.S. dealers will begin selling the new T5.130 and T5.140 in Dynamic Command and AutoCommand in spring 2020. These machines were designed with livestock farmers in mind. The company introduced two new products at World Ag Expo in Tulare, California, this week, as well. The 129-hp. TH7.42 Elite large-frame telehandler and BigBaler 340 High Density baler were unveiled at that show this week. Off and running for day 2 of #NFMS20. I started the day with a stop at @NewHollandAG to talk about the new tractors in their lineup. Follow this thread for updates from the show all day. pic.twitter.com/RQ4wklhWVb Jeremy Hughes, Horsch product manager, unveiled the new Maestro SV...

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), or Halyomorpha halys, is an agricultural pest that feeds on,

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), or Halyomorpha halys, is an agricultural pest that feeds on, and can severely damage, fruit and vegetable crops. The pest has spread from its native range in East Asia to form established populations in North America and Europe but is not yet established in Australia and New Zealand. If the pest were to find its way to New Zealand or Australia it could seriously harm the countries’ agricultural economies and unique environments. Like the Asian Gypsy Moth, the BMSB is considered a ‘hitchhiker pest’ that can spread via oceangoing vessels in international trade. BMSB adults seeking shelter from cold weather during winter months tend to find their way into vehicles, machinery and other types of cargo. In response to the rapid expansion of BMSB throughout Europe and North America, New Zealand and Australia have now strengthened their measures to keep these bugs out of their countries. And, in order to make compliance easier for those bringing cargo into both New Zealand and Australia, the two countries have worked closely together to ensure seasonal measures are consistent where possible. For the 2019/20 BMSB risk season, this include: • Introdu...