SimTech Aitchison Drills

Yale

Member
Livestock Farmer
Sowing somethung or just playing?
Sowing some Oliver seed over seeding mix into a 2.5 acre part of field which was an old small paddock but is now run with a 15 acre block.

It had 2 tonne to the acre of lime 2 months back as ph was low and has not been reseeded in 40 years.

One of those awkward little pieces which gets left till next year always as too much bother.

It will be really interesting to monitor how it changes as it really has been desperately underperforming recently.

Found the drill really handy to just nip in there for an hour and get the seed in.

Only worry is temperatures may be a bit sluggish in the next week or two to promote a good germination.

Will just have to wait and see.:)
 
Sowing some Oliver seed over seeding mix into a 2.5 acre part of field which was an old small paddock but is now run with a 15 acre block.

It had 2 tonne to the acre of lime 2 months back as ph was low and has not been reseeded in 40 years.

One of those awkward little pieces which gets left till next year always as too much bother.

It will be really interesting to monitor how it changes as it really has been desperately underperforming recently.

Found the drill really handy to just nip in there for an hour and get the seed in.

Only worry is temperatures may be a bit sluggish in the next week or two to promote a good germination.

Will just have to wait and see.:)
Let us know how it turns out (y)
 

Kiwi Pete

Member
Livestock Farmer
Sowing some Oliver seed over seeding mix into a 2.5 acre part of field which was an old small paddock but is now run with a 15 acre block.

It had 2 tonne to the acre of lime 2 months back as ph was low and has not been reseeded in 40 years.

One of those awkward little pieces which gets left till next year always as too much bother.

It will be really interesting to monitor how it changes as it really has been desperately underperforming recently.

Found the drill really handy to just nip in there for an hour and get the seed in.

Only worry is temperatures may be a bit sluggish in the next week or two to promote a good germination.

Will just have to wait and see.:)
That was the thing I really appreciated about having an Aitchison DD on a farm, you could just put it on, dial it up and do a little renovation, put the shutters across and cover it up again... getting a bit envious of you guys with these shiny new drills though..... :grumpy:

Could you grab a closeup of the shoe at some stage - the one I had the pleasure of knowing was a Grassfarmer one, with the wheels out the side.. just nosey to see the differences (as there will likely be a few tweaks since then, that was going on 7 years ago now). :)

Good stuff!
 

Yale

Member
Livestock Farmer

That was the thing I really appreciated about having an Aitchison DD on a farm, you could just put it on, dial it up and do a little renovation, put the shutters across and cover it up again... getting a bit envious of you guys with these shiny new drills though..... :grumpy:

Could you grab a closeup of the shoe at some stage - the one I had the pleasure of knowing was a Grassfarmer one, with the wheels out the side.. just nosey to see the differences (as there will likely be a few tweaks since then, that was going on 7 years ago now). :)

Good stuff!
Here we go.

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milkloss

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Livestock Farmer
Location
East Sussex
Sowing some Oliver seed over seeding mix into a 2.5 acre part of field which was an old small paddock but is now run with a 15 acre block.

It had 2 tonne to the acre of lime 2 months back as ph was low and has not been reseeded in 40 years.

One of those awkward little pieces which gets left till next year always as too much bother.

It will be really interesting to monitor how it changes as it really has been desperately underperforming recently.

Found the drill really handy to just nip in there for an hour and get the seed in.

Only worry is temperatures may be a bit sluggish in the next week or two to promote a good germination.

Will just have to wait and see.:)
Do you roll it after drilling this time of year? Planning on slug pellets?
 

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