Spreading wheat seed.


Arable Farmer
Yes C6 at 10.3 kmh gives me about 60 kg an acre on 12 metre centres. We make quite a reasonable seedbed though. A Discordan makes nice lines and then it’s pressed in with a double press. It’s not a fire brigade job. If it’s a last resort you’d be better upping the seed rate.
Thanks. Can do a bit of trial and error next year, all seeded up alough more bare patches appearing


Arable Farmer
often find less seed behind spreader than a drill in my experience, lifting a drill always leaves uncovered seed.
As long as harrow in that's usually true.
Do your r t parasites let treated wheat seed to be left broadcast onto soil surface???
Product label some prohibit broadcasting some don't.

Covering seed a requirement of all.

But used untreated seeded anyhow.


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Cambs Essex
Do some in good conditions. Broadcasting has a bad rep because it’s usually done as a last resort. Make a good seedbed and work it in well and it gives very even coverage. However it’s no less work than drilling then.
The drill trail of a few years ago proves that point

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