John Deere users ,


BASE UK Member
Mid Northants
What are you differently to make it work, ?

Simple question , but I hear of many failures yet some of you guys just keep getting it grow, why and how ?


Staff Member
NFFN Member
My experience is too limited to give anything like definitive answer but one thing I would say is that the gutler closing wheel mod significantly increases chances of success
This is a picture thread I put up in 2009 of one the biggest reasons for failure using a single disk. ... =1#M955355

The other issue is not getting the slot closed well. If I can not get the slot closed, be it wet conditions, or any sod roots not allowing the closer to work properly, slugs get into the slot with the seed and its all over in a matter of 24 to 48 hours.

But if I am able to get the residue to cut with the disk, reducing the hairpinning, and get the slot closed well, I have great success.



Arable Farmer
750as are a bit like hen's teeth at the mo.

The key thing seems to be getting decent slot closing, what is the view on the pre sumo Moore undid drills in terms of their effectiveness?

Have used a 6 metre 750a in the past and was really pleased but how does the Moore compare?

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...