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.
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.
It is very important during the winter months that the rear lights on your equipment are functioning correctly, particularly when using trailers hauling at night. Below we have listed a few common faults and corrections, we have also included a diagram and instructions for wiring a lighting plug. As the dark nights and mornings draw in, keep safe, and on the right side of the law.
These are some key checks to carry out when checking the operation of seed drill control boxes. These checks are very often the answer to many of the faults found on drills.