Offering flexibility and almost go anywhere capability, the power harrow combination drill is still the weapon of choice for many farms when it comes to getting seed in the ground. The first in a four part series, Geoff Ashcroft, Simon Henley and Alex Heath speak to users all running three-metre variants from different manufacturers, Lemken being first.
For one Warwickshire grower, flexibility is key when it comes to drilling, with a Kuhn Aurock 6000 RC joining the fleet. Alex Heath finds out how the direct drill has performed so far.
Mechanical weeding can be a highly effective technique but accuracy is key, so matching the working width of the hoe and drill by combining the two could be the way forward. Jane Carley finds out more.
As precision drills become more adaptable, one Cambridgeshire grower is taking technology and a bespoke adaption of its seeder into new territory. Jane Carley reports.
The switch to a disc-coultered drill is making the move to more of a min-till based approach possible for one Devon grower. At the same time it has helped to extend the window for sowing autumn crops, following some tricky weather patterns.
For one farm, a brace of combi-drills from Alpego are proving invaluable at getting crops into the ground in challenging conditions, be it from varying soil types or temperamental weather. Alex Heath finds out more.
In search of lower establishment costs and improved soil health, one West Sussex grower has invested in a Mzuri strip till seeder complete with precision seeding capability.
Featuring IsoBus control, auto-start/stop and half-width shut-off, KRMs latest Ares-P Soladrill offers a useful level of technology to improve seeding efficiency.
Dee Bank Farm, Mount Road, Leek, Staffordshire,