First no-till drill

Hstrazds

Member
Mixed Farmer
Hello,
I am a farmer from Latvia, we are starting to think more and more about no-till or strip-till technology. We are currently working with minimal tillage technology and are in search of a drill. We are currently looking at no-till drills, but we can't really understand what would work better in heavy clay soil.
We are currently viewing Novag, Avatar, SlyBoss and Amazone Condor.

Can anyone who has any of these drills share their experience, and maybe have some videos or pictures to share? How do these drills behave and what is the sowing quality in clay soil? How to sow in moist or wet soil?

Thanks!
 
Hello. I use a Sumo DTS strip till drill. Ours is all medium, stony soil. Not sure how it would go in heavy clay. Ask for demos with any drill you are interested in.
Our experience is limited as we're only on our second drilling season. But there was no yield penalty at all this harvest. Had a 30ha block of 3rd crop wheat yield 10.4t/ha which surprised me! I wouldn't claim it was because of the drill, just that there's no penalty in our situation. But significant savings in fuel, tractors and machinery.
 

Marius

Member
Location
Lithuania
Hello,
I am a farmer from Latvia, we are starting to think more and more about no-till or strip-till technology. We are currently working with minimal tillage technology and are in search of a drill. We are currently looking at no-till drills, but we can't really understand what would work better in heavy clay soil.
We are currently viewing Novag, Avatar, SlyBoss and Amazone Condor.

Can anyone who has any of these drills share their experience, and maybe have some videos or pictures to share? How do these drills behave and what is the sowing quality in clay soil? How to sow in moist or wet soil?

Thanks!
I think @warksfarmer has good results with Triton drill on heavy clay? Not exactly no-till though.
I am currently 6th season with Mzuri, I think yealds are increasing. But I am not on heavy land, just a few spots.
 

Wombat

Member
Location
East yorks
The issue for me is we didn’t want to run a deep tine and shallow tine through at the same time as the heavy clays don’t like deep tines at this time of year so prefer to have the tools to do them separate.
 

l'ordinary bonville

Member
BASE UK Member
Location
N Yorks
8m Dale on 240hp.
Year 2 now and working well.

You need a tine for 5 years, no deep cultivation, careful traffic control, cover crops/spring crops

My untouched or lightly disced stubbles are in good condition after heavy rain. Where i subsoiled the ground is wet and spongy.

The subsoiler will be used even less next year
 

NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee on the content and potential impact of the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill (No.2).

This draft legislation was recently introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in conjunction with agriculture minister, Edwin Poots.

“We were accompanied by representatives from a wide range of food industry bodies, including the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association,the Ulster Farmers’ Union [UFU], Northern...
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