Spring tine or power harrow, which is best in wet soil?

Winter wheat broadcast on last year and cultivated in with a Cultus was definitely worth it (bit we did after beans was the highest yielding field on the farm) compared to a reasonable spring wheat. Spring tine definitely over power harrow, although from trying a bit today not sure whether the spring tine doesn't allow seed to fall to the bottom of the cultivated zone as well as a power harrow. P/h will knock the life out of wet soil so I'd go spring tine and a very healthy seed rate. Problem with p/h too is you need high tyre pressures in the backs. With our VF tyres you can run an NZ at 6psi all round and you don't overwork the headlands / put them down too much.


Arable Farmer
Lorette Manitoba
any Working of soil when it’s wet will ruin it’s structure Once it does dry it will be like concrete. When it’s wet leave it alone. Between smearing and compaction it’s not going to be pretty. Sand will be a different story but even then there are limits. Springtines would be my firs choice. Light fast and will leave a broken surface not pressed back together. Power Harrow will make a pudding

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...