News | February, 2022 Archive

Ripon Farm Services now supplying METOS weather stations from Pessl Instruments

Ripon Farm Services have partnered with Pessl Instruments to support Metos weather stations, enabling farmers to make better data-driven decisions for their crops.

Metos weather stations and sensors collect climatic data in the field and assess the conditions against the likelihood of common crop diseases. Farmers can easily see the level of risk to their crop on the interactive FieldClimate dashboard. Disease models are available for a huge number of crops, including all common cereals, roots, vegetables fruit and turf. By only applying fungicides when there is a high risk of disease incidence can save time and costs.

The field-level data from Metos stations, including hyper-local weather forecast, is available on smartphones via the FieldClimate app, online, or through the John Deere Operations Centre.

James Parker, Group FarmSight Manager from Ripon Farm Services, comments “We are delighted to support Metos weather stations to bring farmers accurate field data to help with everyday farming decisions. At the click of a button farmers will be able to identify which fields need spraying, when and where to irrigate and so on. The data can connect to the John Deere Operations Centre which many of our customers will be familiar with, creating an integrated precision farming tool that will save farmers time and money.”

Contact your Ripon Farm Services Precision Ag Consultant to discuss the range of Metos stations and sensors that could help make better informed decisions on disease control and a whole lot more.


Ripon Farm Services wins Mazzotti Dealer of the Year Award

Ripon Farm Services has been awarded the UK Dealer of the Year Award for 2021 by Italian sprayer manufacturer Mazzotti. The award recognises overall performance and dedication to the brand. In 2018 Ripon Farm Services became one of the first Mazzotti dealers in the UK and, since that time, has shown outstanding commitment to the self-propelled sprayer product line. The award was made in person by Vincenzo Gasperi, Export Manager for Mazzotti, during a recent visit.

Richard Simpson, Commercial Director of Ripon Farm Services, said: “We are absolutely delighted to win this award. It underlines the hard work we’ve put into promoting Mazzotti. We’ve put a lot of effort into launching the sprayers, not only to demonstrate the benefits of these machines, but also to support the customers with what is, after all, a new brand in the UK market.

“The entire Ripon Farm Services team can feel very proud of this, although a special mention has to go to our team at Market Weighton and, in particular, Area Sales Manager Mike Pickering, who really has gone the extra mile.

“The Mazzotti product really does seem to hit the mark for our customers. The UK-friendly design with integrated John Deere systems and components is a winning combination that offers not only great performance, but good value for money.”

Vincenzo Gasperi said: “We are very happy with the performance of Ripon Farm Services and it’s great to reward its hard work. As a new brand in the market, we have to find a place on UK farms, so strong partners who are committed to growing the business and to making sure the customer is happy is very important to us.”

Founded in 1947, Mazzotti has over 70 years of experience in agricultural vehicles. From its base in Ravenna, Italy, Mazzotti currently manufactures a range of 11 self-propelled sprayers, in addition to the Multi specialist tool carrier. In 2017 Mazzotti became a fully owned subsidiary of John Deere, though continues to trade as in independent company. Mazzotti products are available from Ripon Farm Services, contact your Area Sales Manager to find out more.