Drills on demo…

Written by cpm from CPM Magazine

Download PDF With increasing numbers of its customers reducing cultivations and even moving fully to direct drilling, Hutchinsons held a March drill demo day in East Yorkshire for multiple manufacturers to show what their machines could do in different cover crop residues. CPM was there. With a damp or wet soil surface, some surface movement is good, to get air into the profile. By Martin Rickatson There’s nothing like a wet demo day to draw the crowds. While there might be land work to do, it will be too damp to do it, and so arable folk will generally be forced to choose between a dull day in the office, sometime in the workshop – or donning the waterproofs to see just how well kit can cope in sodden soils. To be fair, it wasn’t raining on the day of Hutchinsons’ East Yorkshire direct drill demonstration during early March, but it had rained plenty the day before – more than enough to make most fieldwork impossible. On the light land of the chosen demo site, though, it was still possible to put drills on the field and in the ground, and so it was that the demo went ahead. While the…
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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...