Perfect lines



What causes the lines in the field?
Direction of travel is left to right in the picture. My guess magnetism? Lines are due E/W. Thanks


DD Moderator
BASE UK Member
N Herts
We've had similar lines on one of our fields, opposite to direction of travel as well, but going N/S. It's downhill though, so drainage? Hasn't been cultivated for over ten years


Last plowed ’97. Dd since ’08
’Everything’ done left to right in picture, tiles as well. We get these lines on most fields.
Does not show in the crop though.


Livestock Farmer
is strange I know that during the war a lot of land was very deep ploughed often by people nothing to do with the farm itself so might not have needed to make sense of you know what I mean but wether that would still show all these years later I’ve no idea

Phil P

Arable Farmer
North West
Just a guess but could it be something to do with the drill metering system? The flutes on meter drop in little pulses although it rotates at steady speed in reality seed is been dropped in pulses. As I say it’s just a guess. Do the left to right “waves” match up to your drill width?

I was reading a thread on Twitter about the exact same thing last year but I don’t think there was ever a conclusive answer.
pulses seed

Could a ‘Meat Tax’ be on the cards in the UK?

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The latest machination coming from the so-called ‘opinion formers’, who seem to have the ear of government advisors in London, is the introduction of a ‘Meat Tax’ at consumer level.

This approach, it is argued, would have the combined impact of reducing meat consumption levels (I can really see the health benefits coming through now), while also helping to reduce the overall carbon footprint of production agriculture.

What absolute drivel! In my opinion, none of this makes sense at any level. This is a scurrilous and unfounded attack on livestock farming in this part of the world.

Yet, it has to be taken seriously. I make this point because economists at Rothamsted Research have already crunched the numbers where the introduction of a ‘UK...