Vaderstad Rapid for direct drilling?

Brisel

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NFFN Member
Location
North Yorkshire
I've direct drilled turnips and osr with a Rapid on clay and chalk soils. I used the system disc a bit where there was a need for some loose soil around the seed. Removing the straw is essential due to hair pinning and beware of slot closure if it is at all wet.
 

Surgery

Member
Location
Oxford
I've direct drilled turnips and osr with a Rapid on clay and chalk soils. I used the system disc a bit where there was a need for some loose soil around the seed. Removing the straw is essential due to hair pinning and beware of slot closure if it is at all wet.
Thanks
 

Massey7718

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Ireland
I've direct drilled turnips and osr with a Rapid on clay and chalk soils. I used the system disc a bit where there was a need for some loose soil around the seed. Removing the straw is essential due to hair pinning and beware of slot closure if it is at all wet.
If it is wet and you decide to drill would you roll to help increase slot closure
 

suffeks

Member
well I ordered a new rapid for DD. without pivot and without front implement, but with fert. we'll see how it goes decision based off pics in this thread lol

I have a joker so worst case if need be I can min till the field first but after canola and beans no till should work as there won't be much residue

arrives around March
 

Almost There

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Northumberland
well I ordered a new rapid for DD. without pivot and without front implement, but with fert. we'll see how it goes decision based off pics in this thread lol

I have a joker so worst case if need be I can min till the field first but after canola and beans no till should work as there won't be much residue

arrives around March
I would be interested in hearing how you get on, please keep us updated 😊
 

suffeks

Member
ok as promised and inspired by this thread...

new '22 rapid 300c arrived! for no till and min till, no pivot, no front tool - only the crossboard heavy which i'm not using. today was my first no till experience... into last year's 10t wheat crop. i first flail mowed the field last week. drilled soybeans, rapid easily cut through the trash and placed the seeds into moist soil. so i guess it should grow! i did #8 on the depth scale and went 8kph for minimal soil disturbance, happy how its looking. if the seeds grow i will post more pics later this summer.
 

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An Gof

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Location
Cornwall
ok as promised and inspired by this thread...

new '22 rapid 300c arrived! for no till and min till, no pivot, no front tool - only the crossboard heavy which i'm not using. today was my first no till experience... into last year's 10t wheat crop. i first flail mowed the field last week. drilled soybeans, rapid easily cut through the trash and placed the seeds into moist soil. so i guess it should grow! i did #8 on the depth scale and went 8kph for minimal soil disturbance, happy how its looking. if the seeds grow i will post more pics later this summer.
Be really interested in your results 👍
 

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