Smart potato cultivation system

chester

Member
Location
Somerset
Would you like to :
Save fuel.

Reduce the number of cultivation passes.

Reduce your reliance on weather.

Make harvesting easier.

Increase planting rate.

Make management easier.

We are achieving this on our own fields and I would like share it but would like to get some monetary reward from doing so. My proposal would be to set up a subscription service with advice and support given to help members achieve this. I would be grateful of your thoughts.
 

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Spud

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
YO62
What you're offering is essentially consultancy, so I guess to share your wisdom you need to set yourself up as such?
Our practices (as I'm sure is the case for others too) have changed a lot in the last 15 or so years.
We were at one time bedtilling 150% of our potato area, now only 30%
One destoner not two
One harvester
Less trailers but more output
Nematicides down 70% too
Better quality potatoes
There is always a better way

So what are you doing that warrants charging for instead of forum chat? Pic looks like ridgers on a power harrow?
 

Secret Agronomist

Member
Arable Farmer
What you're offering is essentially consultancy, so I guess to share your wisdom you need to set yourself up as such?
Our practices (as I'm sure is the case for others too) have changed a lot in the last 15 or so years.
We were at one time bedtilling 150% of our potato area, now only 30%
One destoner not two
One harvester
Less trailers but more output
Nematicides down 70% too
Better quality potatoes
There is always a better way

So what are you doing that warrants charging for instead of forum chat? Pic looks like ridgers on a power harrow?
That's what I thought. Know people that just deep cultivate then till and ridge at the same time. We plough, grub, ridge, destone, maybe bed till an average of 25%. I think we could get away with ploughing just before ridging then ridging straight after on a lot of ground, might consider going back to single ridgers with loosening tines in between maybe . Still got to spray off my cover crops so hopefully the snow pisses off soon, the rye is starting to get a bit thick!
 

Flat 10

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Fen Edge
What you're offering is essentially consultancy, so I guess to share your wisdom you need to set yourself up as such?
Our practices (as I'm sure is the case for others too) have changed a lot in the last 15 or so years.
We were at one time bedtilling 150% of our potato area, now only 30%
One destoner not two
One harvester
Less trailers but more output
Nematicides down 70% too
Better quality potatoes
There is always a better way

So what are you doing that warrants charging for instead of forum chat? Pic looks like ridgers on a power harrow?
Going straight into maize stubble by the looks of it so likely some front loosening tines? I admire the OP for being upfront but suspect it will be difficult to monetise.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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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...
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