Virkar Group Ocean/Dynamic Drills


Arable Farmer
How does the new front disc design work in chopped spring barley straw @Virkardd ?

We have had some good results drilling into chopped barley stubbles with the barley yielding up to 10tons ha so lots of chopped residue to deal with. We have also moved over to using the Metcalfe point which is slightly narrower with no places for chopped residue to hang up. We have moved back to using the standard turbo disc as found this disc performed better in most scenarios.

As long as the chopped straw is fairly dry then it is no issue.


Hopefully Lister Wilder will be providing Virkar Dynamic D for a demo in the next couple of weeks, I saw the Dynamic DC at Tillage on the 16th and it moves too much soil and drags up trash. The D looks like the machine that ticks my boxes

Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

Familiar names from 2020 made the...