The beginning of the new year was marked by a remarkable event for the AGCO MACHINERY Company. It opened its own training centre in the village of Chastsy, Odintsovsky district, Moscow oblast.

At the Green Week 2013 in Berlin, Valmont Irrigation, a leader in precision irrigation systems production, signed a memorandum with the Rostov Oblast Government to build a Valley irrigation systems manufacturing facility.

In the new season, the Kverneland Group is bringing new products to the Russian market. The company has expanded the range of its precision seeding machines, having developed the Optima TF maxi, a large tractor-drawn version, and adding the Kverneland iXtrack, a tractor-drawn sprinkler.

This season, the fans of Vaderstad equipment are in for an agreeable surprise. New models of the Carrier 925 XL and 1225 XL cultivators with an enlarged disc have come onto the market. These are designed expressly for deeper treatment of maize and other crop stubble with stubborn residues that need in-soil penetration up to 15 cm.

AGCO has developed the new series CH 1700 Challenger off-set heavy disc harrows expressly for tilling difficult, compacted soils. 

AgroCentre arranged a traditional trip for its customers to the JCB loader manufacturing plant in England. The Russian farmers watched the assembly of the telescopic loaders that had caught their fancy.

Among AgroCentre’s activities, the top priority is development of a network of service centres. Today ten maintenance centres operate in the regions. One more will be opened in December in the Chelyabinsk oblast.

Twelve companies engaged in the supply of agricultural equipment for the Kursk oblast gathered at a seminar dedicated to re-equipment of the farming industry.

Representatives of Kverneland held a training session for specialists of AgroCentreZakharovo in use of their Airseeder machine, which can perform as a seeder in a direct seeding function or as cultivator.

The Agrosalon-2012 dedicated agricultural exhibition brought together more than 300 manufacturers of farm machines. They introduced Russian farmers to the newest and "smartest" equipment. AgroCentre used the exhibition to show off the results of its work and plans for the future. True to tradition, it arranged for customer visits to its partners' stands.

Russian agriculture functions in conditions where practically every third year is droughty and every fifth unpropitious or adverse. The fixed assets of the country's irrigation systems are 70% worn out. How can we lessen the dependence of agricultural production on the chance developments of climate, firstly drought? AgroCentre Company sees the solution to this problem in deployment of  US-made Valley modern irrigation systems which we started to present in the previous issue.

AGCO presents a new generation of tractors, the series MT500D Challenges, on the Russian market.