Direct/Strip-till drilling photo gallery

Michael S

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Location
Matching Green
Drilling first wheat after OSR 30/10/19. I removed every other ring from the roller to make it go. Slightly uneven emergence pictures taken on 12/11/19. Post drilling 7kg/ha Ironclad slug pellets, pre-em applied and then a week later another 7kg/ha Ironclad.
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Michael S

Member
Location
Matching Green
In the category of "some I drilled earlier" first wheat after a two year PRG seed crop pictured today, drilled 4/10/19. From last years experience despite 25m3/ha pig slurry pre-drilling the crop will look "steady" all year.

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First wheat after peas pictured today (16/11/19), drilled 10/10/19 in a rush to beat the weather at 10-12km/hr rather than the Simtech recommended 8km/hr or less.

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Second wheat, straw removed, cover crop drilled that never came to much, 34t/ha pig FYM applied, drilled 3/10/19.

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Worms hard at work incorporating FYM, pictured 9/11/19.

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Barbados OSR drilled 24/8/18 with companions of Buckwheat and Berseem clover, pictured 12/11/19.

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CornishTone

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Location
Cornwall
Strip tilled wheat is up and away. Taken it’s time to come up, it has been a bit wet and cold, but it’s dry and trafficable...
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As a contrast, dad ploughed/power harrowed one field, and its surprised even me how wet it’s sitting. Won’t be getting its herbicide any time soon.
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Andrew K

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Location
Essex
In the category of "some I drilled earlier" first wheat after a two year PRG seed crop pictured today, drilled 4/10/19. From last years experience despite 25m3/ha pig slurry pre-drilling the crop will look "steady" all year.

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First wheat after peas pictured today (16/11/19), drilled 10/10/19 in a rush to beat the weather at 10-12km/hr rather than the Simtech recommended 8km/hr or less.

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Second wheat, straw removed, cover crop drilled that never came to much, 34t/ha pig FYM applied, drilled 3/10/19.

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Worms hard at work incorporating FYM, pictured 9/11/19.

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Barbados OSR drilled 24/8/18 with companions of Buckwheat and Berseem clover, pictured 12/11/19.

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How did you add your companions to the seedbed, with an applicator or mixed with the OSR seed?
Berseem clover normally snuffs it at the first sign of frost I have found. Nice pictures!
 
Location
North Notts
It’s a Simba free flow I’ve bodged about with.

there were some big charlock or field mustard plants that wrapped around the leading tines and a lot more green about. It’s been nearly 5 weeks since it was drilled.

might risk doing the rest if it dries enough next week, it’s a bit of really nice land we have and was destined for peas but needs must and seeds still in the drill
 

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109: Monitor Farm takeover

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The first episode in the Farm Excellence series of the AHDB podcast focuses on cereals & oilseeds. The Monitor Farm programme comprises a network of farmers from across the UK and Northern Ireland committed to driving innovation and best practice. They host regular meetings at their farms in which they discuss issues facing agriculture in their...
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