No Till for Spring Crops in the UK

Farming Equipment

The challenge for min/no-till farmers in the UK is the establishment of spring crops.

A good article in the Agronomist & Arable Farmer Magazine, with some practical tips, which reinforces what James Alexander of Primewest Ltd told me many years ago.

Essentially:

1. Wait for the soil to warm

2. Increase seed rate to allow for reduced germination

3. Be prepared to control grassweeds

4. Roll once and be prepared to roll again

5. Control slugs