Kverneland i-drill

Gone Shooting

Have a 4m here - good for cereals etc but not enough disc pressure for beans - doubled the springs but then ram wasnt strong enough to pressure coulters ! Ours has rams for pressure and coulter lift - check linkages are not too worn as ive done a bit of fabricating to tighten ours up - press wheels on it as well but hardly use except for small seeds and dry conditions. User friendly to calibrate and coulters are linked to packer - need 3 spools with ours ( 4 now as using hydraulic top link which makes a hell of a difference on our banks etc ) make sure fans not vibrating as it will self destruct - new bearings in its small gearbox cured ours. Drives harder than our Kuhn / box drill .

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...