Direct/Strip-till drilling photo gallery

Shutesy

Moderator
Arable Farmer
Location
Stansted
Few spring crop pics:
Planet S Barley, FSS, DTS sown at 220kg/ha end of March into failed OSR.
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Daytona S Peas sown with the DTS at the beginning of April at 275kg/ha into disced and pressed wheat stubble.
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Bionature nutrition trial going onto the peas this morning, first of 4 applications.
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Will get some pics of more barley and beans in the next few days.
 

Charles Quick

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Somerset
How easy is it to calibrate that metering system?
Not as hard as you might think
The squeaking you can hear is a siren attached to a reed switch, responding to magnets placed on the wheel.
As long as the operator has put down 3 seeds every time they hear the chirp, it works out to 1 seed per row every 80cm.
At 1.2m row spacing that's pretty much 1 plant per square metre
 

Badshot

Member
Location
Kent
View attachment 875517View attachment 875518View attachment 875519View attachment 875520View attachment 875521View attachment 875522View attachment 875523A few photos taken today (3/5) peas, linseed, s barley and beans, although we've only had around 4mm in the last 7 weeks, most crops appear to be growing ok.
Photo 6 is interesting, the shot is taken looking up the headland and standing on the headland tramline, which is very difficult to spot. This field has not had any form of cultivation for 5 years, not even the straw rake and the headland has always been the headland for years, yep looks like it's bugge*d I'll have to get the subsoiler out.
Before I subsoiled, I'd try a year drilling with my KV time drill.
Headlands always seem ok drilled with that.
 

Brisel

Member
Location
Dorset
A scruffy terrier sat in my spring oats sown in late March this evening. Do I need to consider another beefy pgr? It has had 0.15 Moddus already so far. Getting teb and Starane XL for broad leafed weeds tomorrow.
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Planet spring barley sown 3 days later

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WHF

New Member
Location
South west
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Spring Barley drilled the 26th March, Sumo Dts, after stubble turnips, previous crop being wheat with the intention of putting in a 2nd wheat after grass in December/Jan but it was just to wet. First spring with the Dts having purchased a used 4 meter in January. Very impressed. Mid Dorset.

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Spring Barley after rape due to the field being heavy and the wheat never being drilled unfortunately.
 

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Innovation and tech in action at Cereals LIVE

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Innovation and tech in action at Cereals LIVE


There is nothing quite like seeing tech in action to understand how it works and how it can be beneficial on farm, which is why Cereals LIVE will be putting demos right at growers’ fingertips.

From state-of-the-art robotics, to autonomous tractors and electronic weeding, Cereals LIVE will have it all available in video demonstrations in the brand new Innovation and Tech Demo ring, says event director, Alli McEntyre. “It’s a brave new world for farming, with innovation driving sustainability and efficiency. Being able to see the most cutting-edge technology in action will give farmers an insight into where their businesses could be headed very soon.”

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