Tine direct seeding

Bman

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Arable Farmer
Location
Cambs Essex
Went down a bit of a rabbit hole the other day on YouTube, it seems in other parts of the world where they direct sow a lot of cereals (Canada Australia) they seem to use manly tine drills and move a bit of soil. My question is are disc drills great in theory but rubbish in practice or just to expensive and require more maintenance. And is this why a lot of UK made drills are tine drills?
 

Fish

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Location
North yorkshire
Went down a bit of a rabbit hole the other day on YouTube, it seems in other parts of the world where they direct sow a lot of cereals (Canada Australia) they seem to use manly tine drills and move a bit of soil. My question is are disc drills great in theory but rubbish in practice or just to expensive and require more maintenance. And is this why a lot of UK made drills are tine drills?
I guess it depends on what you are trying to achieve and the crop residue of the preceding crop.

It's just horses for courses, I run both a disc and a tine drill.
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Wheat into chopped bean trash-tine
Wheat into chopped Spring oat trash-tine
Wheat into chopped pea trash-disc
W Barley into chopped wheat trash-disc
Wheat into chopped linseed trash-disc.

If you wanna try and drill through chopped linseed/peas with a tine be my guest, you might try once but you won't try a second time.
 

Northdowns Martin

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Arable Farmer
Location
Snodland kent
I guess it depends on what you are trying to achieve and the crop residue of the preceding crop.

It's just horses for courses, I run both a disc and a tine drill.
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Left to right
Wheat into chopped bean trash-tine
Wheat into chopped Spring oat trash-tine
Wheat into chopped pea trash-disc
W Barley into chopped wheat trash-disc
Wheat into chopped linseed trash-disc.

If you wanna try and drill through chopped linseed/peas with a tine be my guest, you might try once but you won't try a second time.
Your winter barley into wheat looking well, long stubble appears to be the key.
 

alomy75

Member
I guess it depends on what you are trying to achieve and the crop residue of the preceding crop.

It's just horses for courses, I run both a disc and a tine drill.
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Left to right
Wheat into chopped bean trash-tine
Wheat into chopped Spring oat trash-tine
Wheat into chopped pea trash-disc
W Barley into chopped wheat trash-disc
Wheat into chopped linseed trash-disc.

If you wanna try and drill through chopped linseed/peas with a tine be my guest, you might try once but you won't try a second time.
Chopped linseed straw?! You’re brave! I saw a neighbour do that once; it was like 20 acres of candy floss 😂 too much area to burn?
 

clbarclay

Member
Location
Worcestershire
I actually tine drilled through the chopped linseed stubbles here last autumn. I did started with the disc drill, but the soil was just far too sticky for it at the time.

Things like the linseed being rather short last year, it had plenty of time after being sprayed off before combining and making sure the chopper blades are fresh all helped though.

I tried the same tine drill into a field of linseed stubbles that had been cut short, swathed, baled without strings and then burnt. There were enough long linseed straws which the baler had missed that it didn't manage a single bout. The ground was fairly dry that time too.
 

Badshot

Member
Location
Kent
No bother here with chopped linseed straw, disc or tine.
With the massive push towards emission reduction, doing a load of cultivation to enable a seed drill to work really does seem to be somewhat questionable.
 

puntabrava

Member
Location
Wiltshire
Velcourt were out today drilling by the A303 with a twin hopper Horsch tined drill, I have not seen it before being used on the estate, whether it is new and a move away from the quadtrac cultivation and then drill norm for them. It has taken them a long time to move to direct approach.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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