The art of producing a successful seedbed

Posted by Jason White on Apr 18, 2019 1:06:37 PM

As every arable farmers know the art of seedbed preparation is a vital part of securing a healty crop and high yield.  In this blog we run through the requirements of a good seedbed and how best to create one.

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Topics: Agronomy, Arable

Cultivation - What are the options?

Posted by Jason White on Mar 27, 2019 4:53:09 PM

Cultivation methods have changed over time, partly driven by the necessity to reduce the cost per acre of crop production, and also to be more effective with the time and resources available.  Here we review the different tillage methods available to the modern farmer from the origins of cultivation in the plough, to direct drilling and zero tillage.

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Topics: Case Studies, Machinery Set Up

Increasing Grassland Yields.

Posted by Jason White on Jan 7, 2019 10:46:00 AM

Ellis Machinery's five steps to improving your grass yields and ultimately your profitability.  Not enough effort put in up front in the care for the soil or incorrect applications can result in waste, a poor crop and affect animal health.

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Topics: Case Studies, Agronomy

Plough settings to improve results & a troubleshooting guide

Posted by Jason White on Nov 13, 2018 9:39:11 AM

Following the popularity of our original guide to ploughing we have put together some more tips for setting up and using a plough, including some useful trouble-shooting for common ploughing problems.

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Topics: Machinery Set Up, troubleshooting

What's Next In Tractor Development?

Posted by Jason White on Oct 25, 2018 10:11:00 AM

Times have moved on considerably since 1892 when John Froelich invented the first petrol powered tractor.  This breakthrough was soon to revolutionise the farming industry.  During the 1920’s the new concept really took off, with tractors beginning to become mainstream.

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Topics: News

Blackgrass Management Techniques

Posted by Jason White on Oct 10, 2018 10:07:34 AM

Black-grass (Alopecurus myosuroides Huds) has become the major grass-weed and herbicide resistance problem on arable farms throughout the UK.  To control this weed long term there has to be a strategy of cultural, rotational and herbicidal methods.  With limited scope for further gains in chemical techniques more and more farmers are getting back-to-basics with cultural control methods to attempt to manage this widespread and difficult weed.

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Topics: Agronomy

Hiring Agricultural Machinery

Posted by Jason White on Aug 8, 2018 9:50:28 AM

When looking at farm machinery do you ever find yourself thinking "I wish I could try it before I buy it..."

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Topics: News

AminoA Biostimulants at AMTECH

Posted by Jason White on Apr 27, 2018 11:36:26 AM

AminoA Biostimulants are delighted to be present at Ellis Machinery’s Open Day on 9th May.

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Drones In Agriculture

Posted by Jason White on Apr 24, 2018 4:18:31 PM

Drones, to the growing number of science based farmers, simply means a low-cost aerial camera platform, using either miniature fixed-wing airplanes or quadcopters and other multibladed helicopters.

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Topics: News

iSOYL Variable Rate Seeding and Spreading

Posted by Jason White on Apr 17, 2018 7:50:19 AM

Variable rate application for spreaders, sprayers, and drills using iPad

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Topics: News, Machinery Set Up

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