Warren Hill Farms in Suffolk produces up to 14 crops, from herbs to maize. Despite the wide variation in seed sizes and sowing depths, all are established using just one drill whose accuracy in establishing crops is “exceptional”.
Switching from conventional cultivations to direct strip seeding has brought multiple benefits for Essex farming business I J Macaulay & Sons.
Strip seeding improves Northumberland farm’s economic, agronomic and environmental sustainability
Phil and Simon Redfearn are third-generation farmers whose family have lived at Park House Farm, Birkin near Knottingley for almost 100 years.
Being able to farm his very heavy, difficult-to-manage land more efficiently and with more timeliness were the reasons behind Mark Duckitt’s decision to switch to the Claydon System of crop establishment in 2014.
Claydon strip seeding system offers much more than big cost savings.
Strip tillage transforms family farming business
Claydon Strip Seeding System cuts crop establishment costs by 50%
Strip seeding transforms performance and profitability
New method of establishing game covers saves money and produces better results
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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.
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.
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
Read more about what the Claydon Drill has done for farm manager Martin Whyberd
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 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.
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.