Hadlow College has purchased a Clemens’ MultiClean mulching brush from NP Seymour, who helped the college select the most appropriate equipment to carry out mechanical husbandry tasks enabling higher levels of production without using chemicals.
According to NP Seymour, the MultiClean mulching brush allows growers to remove shoots and at the same time control weeds in the under-vine area without interfering with the soil structure. The unit is particularly low in vibration and has extremely robust and smooth strings, which are gentle on the vines with different sizes available for its various areas of application.
Clemens representative Paul Tuteirihia visited Hadlow College to aid in the setup of the MultiClean on one of its New Holland Tractors and demonstrated the best way to utilise the equipment for the sustainable vineyard and orchard at the College. The company is well known for its range of machine for year-round row crop production without the use of herbicides.
Zoe Smith, Sustainability Project Manager at Hadlow College, commented, “We have been supported by Claire and Steve from NP Seymour they have helped us to select the most appropriate equipment for our needs. Their expert knowledge and expertise are invaluable and of course I’ve been very impressed with their customer service”
Claire Seymour Director at NP Seymour, added, “We are thrilled to be supporting Hadlow College with its new orchard and vineyard ventures, ensuring that staff and students have access to the best specialist equipment on the market, such as the Clemens MultiClean and mechanical weeder.
“Viticulture is now an integral part of the agricultural landscape, not just here in the Southeast but across the whole UK and it is vital that the next generation are provided with quality educational opportunities to learn about and forge lifelong careers in this sector.”