Soil And Oil In Focus

David Holmes
David Holmes

Fresh ideas on restructuring damaged soils and successful oilseed rape establishment are both in great demand, which helped attract an audience of 75 farmers to Peacock & Binnington’s seminar “Repair the soil - maximise the oil”, held at Fenwick Park, near Louth, North Lincolnshire.

P & B’s Andrew Whiteley says customers were hungry for information: “In North Lincolnshire drilling was alright until the soil became too wet and cold, which meant many crops didn’t germinate properly, and those that did grow suffered from cold easterly winds over the winter as well as from pigeon damage.

“Farmers realise they need to understand how to avoid problems in the future. We discussed many topics – from drilling dates, through different varieties and other techniques.

“I think many of our customers will consider earlier drilling dates and the varieties they choose as a result of what they heard”.

David Holmes, Great Plains’ UK Sales Director, highlighted the range of leg and tine options the company offers on those machines with restructuring legs.