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Julian Lownds

Julian Lownds

22 November 2016

Claydon strip seeding system offers much more than big cost savings.


Hugh Edgeley

Hugh Edgeley

19 October 2016

Strip tillage transforms family farming business


Graham Potter

Graham Potter

19 October 2016

Claydon Strip Seeding System cuts crop establishment costs by 50%



Jamie Osborne

Jamie Osborne

25 April 2016

New method of establishing game covers saves money and produces better results




Brutal soils brought into check

Brutal soils brought into check

22 July 2014

One of England’s finest country estates has some of the country’s toughest soils. CPM visits to find how a change in cultivation policy is taming them.


Multiple benefits from using Claydon Hybrid - Hertfordshire

Multiple benefits from using Claydon Hybrid - Hertfordshire

09 July 2014

Claydon Drills pioneered the concept of strip tillage and its patented Strip Tillage System is now used across all soil types and conditions, in 26 countries. Hertfordshire farmer Richard Taylor explains how the Claydon Hybrid benefits his farm.




Claydon helps counter effect of climate in challenging year

Claydon helps counter effect of climate in challenging year

29 August 2013

Having invested in its own Claydon drill to avoid the need to hire in contractors, for one family farming business on the Herts/Beds border the result of long-term commitment to the Claydon system was far better yields than anticipated during harvest 2012.


Direct drilling suited well to the South West

Direct drilling suited well to the South West

29 August 2013

Direct strip-till drilling using the Claydon system can be as successful in the South West of the UK as it has proved to be in the East, suggests the experience of a Devon contractor who has been using Claydon drills since 2007.


Keep to the Strip to reduce drilling costs

Keep to the Strip to reduce drilling costs

30 January 2012

Establishing oilseed rape with a subsoiler and broadcaster seeder has encouraged Toby Saunders to adopt a similar one-pass approach to the planting of cereal crops.


Drill switch helps to slash costs

10 January 2012

One Lincs farmer believes the purchase of a new drill has helped make the acquisition of his previously tenanted farm more viable.



The Detailed Approach

The Detailed Approach

16 December 2011

Attention to detail is the key to achieving good yields believes a Bedfordshire farms’ manager


Trials show advantages of direct drilling

Trials show advantages of direct drilling

16 December 2011

Trials have shown a 26% increase in wheat yield, worth £333/ha from crops that have been direct drilled as compared to those established using conventional cultivation based establishment techniques.


Direct sown cereals suits Lincs farm

Direct sown cereals suits Lincs farm

16 December 2011

While direct drilled OSR is becoming more commonplace in the UK, the area of no-till cereals remains relatively small. CPM visits a farm in Lincs where that isn’t the case.


Direct decision allows independence

Direct decision allows independence

16 December 2011

The main driver behind one farm’s decision to adopt direct drilling was to reduce its reliance on contractors –– but other benefits have quickly become apparent.