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Royal Highland Show

We are pleased to announce we will be attending the Royal Highland Show this year. Come and find us on Avenue Q
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Cereals 2014

Precision Decisions are looking forward to Cereals 2014, where we will be on stand C-427-4. We will be unveiling our new and refreshed look at the show, with new literature and the launch of a redesigned website. Both have been designed to make it easier to access our full range of products and services, including new ventures such as our involvement with the Topcon survey and construction kits. More news on exciting developments to follow!

Yara N-Sensor© Training Material available

This years Yara N-Sensor training material can be found on our training site.  This can be accessed from http://www.precisiondecisions.co.uk/training and using the username and password provided to you via email recently.  If you have a email address which is associated with a N-Sensor you can enter that to have the password sent to you.  If you're unable to access any of these details please contact the office on 01347 844 132 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will help you through the process.  The site includes Agronomic advice from Mark Tucker ( Head of Agronomy Yara UK ), N-Sensor basic and advanced usage, Gatekeeper integration and the extra advantages of using your Yara N-Sensor.

Precision Decisions win LAMMA award

Precision Decisions Ltd have been awarded the LAMMA show cup, a prestigious business award celebrating innovation and benefit to UK agriculture.  Working with Precision Decisions’ new sampling service, farmers will be able to improve the accuracy with which they apply inputs like fertiliser, giving the potential to improve yields and quality of their crops, while ensuring they use inputs judiciously and minimise the impact they have on the environment. Read More...

Yara N-Sensor© Training

During January and February 2013 we will be running a series of Yara N-Sensor training days aimed at new, existing and potential customers. Group training days are an excellent way of refreshing your memory on the N Sensor, improving your knowledge and use of the system or data handing. Delegates usually benefit from the interaction and discussion with others on the course.  The day will not only focus on the training of the sensor but will include agronomy advice, practical usage, hardware to simulate operation and access to Precision Decisions staff for any advice on application machine setup and calibration.  More information can be found here.....

Latest Farming News

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  • No horse meat found in latest industry and EU testing
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  • Lib Dems warn over collapsing beef prices
    The Welsh Liberal Democrats have warned that the recent collapse in beef and lamb prices could leave the industry in Wales unsustainable. Ahead of the Royal Welsh Show, Welsh Lib Dem Leader Kirsty Williams and MP Roger Williams have written an open letter to the Deputy Minister for Agriculture, calling on her to work more closely with Hybu Cig Cymru to promote Welsh beef and lamb to export markets and lobby retailers to pay a fairer price to farmers. Over the past 4 months, beef prices h...Continue Reading

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