Triton direct seed drill

So you ran the closing leg shallow then as that's what you said caused the disturbance, slightl contradiction.

So with the higher disturbance the closing legs were on new metal at full depth so around 7 inches. In the low disturbance picture they would of been about 4 inches which is more normal and probably 90% of how it’s used.
It’s versatile so you can set how you like but it covers the seed better than anything else we’ve used.
 
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North Notts
How does the drill cope with chopped straw? With straw prices and fert prices where they are I’m tempted to chop some this next harvest.
Does the drill leave the straw more on top ? It’d sooner have shoots than roots growing through straw if that makes sense.
 
How does the drill cope with chopped straw? With straw prices and fert prices where they are I’m tempted to chop some this next harvest.
Does the drill leave the straw more on top ? It’d sooner have shoots than roots growing through straw if that makes sense.

This was through chopped straw last year. Not highest yield of straw though at around 1t/acre.

And yes it does seem to leave the straw on top. The tines sweep it to one side and lift it at the same time.

Picture 2 shows it in wild bird cover. Had to travel slowly but it did it. Only a very small amount to do but worth a try.
 

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Alfred the average

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I have to ask and sorry to resuscitate an old thread but has anyone seen or got experience of drilling grass into a short term ley with a Triton ? The idea would be to boost productivity without ripping it all up and starting from scratch.
 
I have to ask and sorry to resuscitate an old thread but has anyone seen or got experience of drilling grass into a short term ley with a Triton ? The idea would be to boost productivity without ripping it all up and starting from scratch.
Not grass but I’ve scratched stubble turnips into chopped wheat straw. Didn’t want much disturbance due to high ryegrass pressure so I ran the seeding tines just touching the surface almost blowing the seed onto the surface then ran the covering tines at 1/2 deep just to get a bit of soil cover.
 

Alfred the average

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Arable Farmer
Am I correct that there is a share that can run 2 or inches under where the seed is deposited?
If so I was wondering if I drill ryegrass at say an inch but the share runs 2 in deeper will it help also take out the surface irregularity and tractor traffic wheelings you get with silage traffic ? I do not mind soil disturbance if reseeding at a full rate .
Maybe fit a gutter roller onto the drill ?
Cheers
 
WW drilled first week in Nov. Pre-em. 70kg N. Getting fungicide today.
 

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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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