drill grants

Discussion in 'Direct Drilling Machinery' started by juke, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. juke

    juke Member

    Location:
    DURHAM
    just going on from another thread and I thought this would be the better place to ask,

    is there any grants available or going to become available for no till drills ..
     
  2. They already exist and lots of people have got funding for them. LEADER grants are one, and I'm not sure if the now closed farm productivity / RDPE growth grants would allow this. Small grant scheme funded them too, but I thought not very generously.
     
  3. juke

    juke Member

    Location:
    DURHAM
    Apparently we fall outside the catchment area for the leader grants which is a ball ache .
     
  4. It's annoying that they're so hit and miss.
     
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  5. juke

    juke Member

    Location:
    DURHAM
    Absolutely frustrating , some folk seem to fall just right for these grants ,you would think with us having land that runs next to water courses they would be keen to promote environmental improvement technology
     
  6. neilo

    neilo Member

    Location:
    Montgomeryshire
    Isn’t there a new window opening for the English small business grant soon? Not specifically for no-till drills, but a pneumatic drill qualified last time around.
     
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  7. Warp Land Farmer

    Location:
    Hazzard County
    Think it’s due to open for a 2nd round in spring. Last time strip or no till drill qualified for the £9400 grant as long as it was 3m wide, had pre em markers, had a pneumatic hopper and was capable of drilling directly into a cover crop. Who knows what will be in the list this time?
     
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  8. Michael S

    Michael S Member

    Location:
    Matching Green
    There is meant to be a new round of the small countryside productivity grant opening soon I believe. I used this year's to help with my Simtech purchase. Originally I planned to by a 3m but in the end bought a 4m which net of the grant cost a little less than a 3m to the same specification without the grant. The level of funding wasn't especially generous but it was incredibly simple to apply for and claim. I'm not quite sure what no-till drill it was thought could be bought for £23k and part of the specification was that it had to have pre-emergence markers which I wouldn't expect to use in a no-till situation.
     
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  9. topless_matt

    topless_matt Member

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Don’t have to use the pre em markers though so having them to enable the grant isn’t the end of the world.
     
  10. Chris F

    Chris F Staff Member

    We are trying to find more information on this. The email I had that the window will open again in the spring. But not had or seen anything since then.

    I have asked for an article on exactly this in the next Direct Driller Magazine. So may have more information soon.
     
  11. Michael S

    Michael S Member

    Location:
    Matching Green
    I don't disagree, I usually leave mine in the shed but have used them when I did some drilling on a ploughed seedbed, however if you were going in as a die hard no-tiller it is possibly an unnecessary expense was really my point. When I did use them drilling wheat into grass seed stubble in a no-till situation where we have put in a 6m field margin they didn't really produce a visible mark.
     
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