Triton direct seed drill

How many hp is required per meter? Do you also apply fertilizer while drilling?

It’s more about ‘traction’ rather than hp as it
really depends on soil type and conditions at drilling time. If your going to go late on in the autumn say November time to beat grass weed issues and the soils wet then you’ll need plenty of traction. So with a wheeled tractor in those conditions on clay soils your looking at 75hp/metre. With a tracked tractor I think you could reduce that to 60hp/metre.

If there’s no grass weed issue and your drilling into nice soil in September in drier conditions then probably 50hp/metre.

It’s quite heavy with a tank full if your running a rear tank so take that into account as well.

Fertiliser wise then no we are not placing any. I’m not convinced it’s cost efficient to be honest but yes you can do it if you run a front tank and pipe the fert back to the closing blades as 1 closer runs between two seeding tines so you’d be placing it just to the side of the seed row so it wouldn’t scorch the seed.

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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...