Drilling spring beans with vaderstad box drill

Stephen E

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
South Northants
I am thinking about trying this too. The worry is that if the beans are large they won’t come out of the coulters. I imagine you would have to increase the fan speed too.
 

super4

Member
Location
Dorset
Is it possible t do so have drilled ours with tine drill but wondering if it would be better with vaderstad

Yes, drilled spring beans fine. Just be sure they flow out the coulters ok as when I tried winter beans they blocked and backed up twisting the drive shaft.
 

Adeptandy

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
PE15
I failed miserably with a 3m box drill on Peas, can’t imagine Beans would be any easier. They either blocked against the metering wheels or backed up in the pipes. I was getting out every run to clear the blockages 🙈
Tried going 6kph and still wasn’t much better.
 

MrNoo

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Cirencester
I put a load of winters in about a month ago with mine and had no issue at all, fired them in a treat, not one blocked coulter, just cruised along at 12k. All up in row now.
 

Brisel

Member
NFFN Member
Location
North Yorkshire
I put a load of winters in about a month ago with mine and had no issue at all, fired them in a treat, not one blocked coulter, just cruised along at 12k. All up in row now.

What variety was that and what was the TGW? Smaller seed is easier. I’ve drilled Tundra for a neighbour and had no bother, though with a different drill.
 

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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