Grant eligible direct drills


Arable Farmer
That doesn't make mauling crops into a smeary wet mess a good idea
Would just like to say 'spud' that I took the photos, at one of the driest locations in the UK on a dry day into a dry seedbed. I have seen your earlier comment and will try and improve our photo library! I would like to say, this ear of farming is about trying new things, reducing costs and farming in a less harmful way. Might be worth seeing the positives occasionally? Its not going to work a 100% of the time, but if you have a drill that does, I think everyone on here would buy 100! Food for thought, if you will pardon the pun.


That doesn't make mauling crops into a smeary wet mess a good idea
It’s a good point; not only that but one of the GAEC codes specifically says not to access ground that is unfit to travel on unless absolutely necessary (eg to harvest a crop). Is drilling an autumn crop absolutely necessary in those conditions? Just saying!

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The AHDB Planting and Variety Survey provides the earliest view of the planted area for the upcoming harvest in the United Kingdom (UK).​

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The survey will estimate the area of cereals and oilseed rape intended for harvest in 2022 in the UK. It aims to assess the varietal composition of wheat, barley, oats and oilseed rape crops in the UK. The results of this survey will allow the industry to quantify domestic production, at a time when food security is more important than ever.
The information can be used to shape the domestic market and trade and assist levy payers in their marketing decisions. It will detail regional differences of cropping across the UK, which will help...