1. TWF

    Spring Barley Establishment by Vaderstad Seed Hawk

    We have gone back to using a tine drill to drill in the spring. Pic.1 19mm Point. Pic.2 Vaderstad Seed Hawk twin 12mm tine works more tilth. Pic.3 19mm Bogart point . Pic 4&5 Stepped fert front seed back tine. Two fingers bottom of furrow, four fingers top. Attachments IMG_1944.JPG 631.8 KB ·...
  2. Farm Classifieds


    HORSCH SPRINTER 6ST 2011 Advert added by: AMTEC Smart Farming Solutions. Machinery Details Category: Other Price: £44950 Condition: U Description Excellent condition, muller control box, dutch openers, front centre packer...
  3. Alistair Nelson

    Andrew Ward's Drill Demo Day

    Anybody go? The Good, the Bad, the Ugly? Watching the first video on Youtube ground conditions looked testing with wet clay land and the soil pit actually filling with water overnight!! Interested to hear people who went thoughts? Cheers Alistair
  4. richard94

    Dutch Openers; single and double row 5" openers.

    Does anyone have any experience or knowledge of the benefit/drawback of these two. I used to like the original duetts on a Horsch CO which banded the seed, so similar to the open backed single dutch. Or is rowing the seed into 2 rows better? Many thanks.
  5. Tha Ulsterscot

    MF 30 Drill ?

    Has anyone sown Maize with a 30 drill? been asked to sow some for a local shoot, and was thinking if I could sow with every other tube blocked off it would leave the rows about 12 "apart. Any help appreciated.
  6. colhonk

    Electronic gate entry systems

    Any ideas as to whom / where to get such a system. 200 + users, was thinking one of the little credit card type thing people could keep in their vehicle, get out of car,go to lock on the gate post,hold card to reader which undoes electric lock bolt so they can open gate, drive through then shut...
  7. Nick.

    Spring barley seed rates

    As above really. Spring barley DD into fairly heavy ground. What rates are you all going at ? FS good germination.
  8. Farm Classifieds

    Bourgault VOS openers & conversion holders

    Bourgault VOS openers & conversion holders Advert added by: Joe Fisher @Joe Fisher Machinery Details Category: Wearing Metal & Parts Parts Price: £100 Condition: Used Description Bourgault Tillage Tools VOS openers & drill leg converters 13 x 688_HLD_2080 point...
  9. MX7

    The history of Zero Till/Direct Drilling around the world?

    I am interested to know about the history of the thread title. As some of your are Nuffield Scholars I would be interested to know if any of you have researched the history of who,when and where Zero till was first tried around the world. I posted a thread back in June 29 2019 titled "One...
  10. W

    KwS cochise spring wheat

    Just got a bit for potential home saved seed for next year depending on fert prices, weather and black grass. I would like to drill it with my Claydon on 7 inch row gaps but I also have a vaderstad, so my question is would the vaddy be better for spring wheat with its closer coulters or will...
  11. Direct Driller Magazine

    History of the GD

    Written by Tony Gent With over 60 years of farming, I have seen and been involved with so many changes, as a lad from working with horses and leaving school at 15 to working on my father’s smallholding with only 50 acres and a mix of cropping. The farm began to mechanise and expand, so did my...
  12. farmerman

    Simba freeflow seed flow issues

    Anyone else have a problem with seed jamming out of the metering unit and not going down the pipes to the coulter air is on maximum setting so carnt see it being that. Conclusion I have come too is that there’s not enough fall on pipes from metering unit to coulters as they sit about flat across...
  13. spikeislander

    Does such a drill exist ? Bear with me !

    First post in this hallowed section so please go easy. Long story short , currently farming and hopefully due to be charged with helping to farm an “area” which needs to be farmed in a “regen” style approach, this is totally new to me but I’m excited at the opportunity to try on some one else’s...
  14. Chips

    Is ploughing bad ?

    I know being from plough manufacturer they have a vested interest but an interesting read .
  15. Louis Mc

    750A extended wear seed boots

    Has anyone tried these? Part number n284025 Never noticed them available before. 3x the price of standard ones
  16. nick...

    Amazone depth limiters on discs

    As pics,are these worn up.took several of earlier in week as they were filling with soil between disc and rubber depth limiter,and then disc would not turn.does anyone run without them.can’t imagine it does any nick…
  17. le bon paysan


    The Brexit festival will now be called Festival UK 2022 or #FUK22 You couldnt make it up, and it’ll be cheap at £120 millions pounds !!!!! 🤣
  18. P

    Establishing Catch Crops

    I'm planning on drilling some catch crops after OSR and Winter Oats this year, but am wondering how to best get them established? I'm worried about volunteer OSR out competing the catch crop, so would it be best to wait for a chit of Rape volunteers, then either spray them off or take them out...
  19. P

    Direct drill

    Hi new farming forum. I have a mixed farm with about 300acres of arable. I’m looking to buying a second hand direct drill for a 150hp tractor. I seen the old blue and yellow Claydons for sale. Are these worth looking at. Or what other drills are there for 150hp can pull.
  20. L

    Worsening blackgrass/ryegrass problem.

    I'm in my fifth year of strip tilling following a more traditional plough/power harrow based system. I had some decent results in the first few years but the last two wet autumn /winters have not been so great. My main problem is the blackgrass is getting out of hand, I don't think my...