Why are Velcourt not direct/zero drilling on a large scale?

Fish

Member
Location
North yorkshire
As above, as I thought they made themselves out to be a progressive farming business. :scratchhead:
This seems to be a popular misconception on here, to go DD/ no till you have to be farming a gazillion acres, which of course is very far from reality.
Most of the DD/ no tillers I know personally, in fact I would say all of the DD/ no till farms I know , are family owned and run, in the 500-1000 acre class.
 

puntabrava

Member
Location
Wiltshire
This seems to be a popular misconception on here, to go DD/ no till you have to be farming a gazillion acres, which of course is very far from reality.
Most of the DD/ no tillers I know personally, in fact I would say all of the DD/ no till farms I know , are family owned and run, in the 500-1000 acre class and care not for much work..
I have sorted that post for you
Funnily enough a few of the spoilt little brats returning from their world travels that I know of are fully embracing the ‘let’s all be done in a week farming’.
Hell what do Velcourt know.
🙄
 

Two Tone

Member
Mixed Farmer
As above, as I thought they made themselves out to be a progressive farming business. :scratchhead:
Velcourt are a well respected organisation that offer a service to land owners. I have several friends who are former Velcourt managers. The prime directive is to make money for Velcourt and not necessarily for the client’s maximum advantage.
I suspect that with the ending of BPS, Velcourt will be forced to adopt Zero-till a lot more in future.
 

MX7

Member
Location
cotswolds
Velcourt are a well respected organisation that offer a service to land owners. I have several friends who are former Velcourt managers. The prime directive is to make money for Velcourt and not necessarily for the client’s maximum advantage.
I suspect that with the ending of BPS, Velcourt will be forced to adopt Zero-till a lot more in future.
That’s what I thought.
When contract farming large blocks of arable land on family estates with trustees to keep financially happy, one surely can can’t cast aside a crop
establishment system that is less risky than D/D,certainly a case of “horses for courses” on the varying soil types Velcourt farm on a large scale. From what some posts say Velcourt is adapting D/D but very
cautiously.
 

teslacoils

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
In a previous life as a contract farmer I was told in no uncertain terms I would not be direct drilling. That was an international land agency. I fully expect as trends have changed that they will now be masturbating vigourously over the new Horsch / whatever offering, whereas at the time when I suggested drilling cereals with the mzuri it was greeted with the same reaction as if I'd shat in their mouths.
 
Velcourt are a well respected organisation that offer a service to land owners. I have several friends who are former Velcourt managers. The prime directive is to make money for Velcourt and not necessarily for the client’s maximum advantage.
I suspect that with the ending of BPS, Velcourt will be forced to adopt Zero-till a lot more in future.
in this book (years since I read it), he says, the land in Italy was impoverished (during the Roman times), by large land owners using managers, who were only interested/measured by their profits each season, not how the land was in 10 or more years, hence, "mining" the fertility of the soil.

 

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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...
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