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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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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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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...