NO-TILL SYSTEMS RETHINK ON THE CARDS

26 JULY 2013
Summary
Dodgshun Medlin’s demo of big-brand no-till seeding systems is delivering surprising results. The firm’s chief agricultural specialist Danny Conlan says early outcomes are certainly interesting and suggest the need to continue to evolve no-till seeding systems. Gates will be open to view results during the Speed Field Days 2013.

Dodgshun Medlin’s demo of big-brand no-till seeding systems is delivering surprising results. The firm’s chief agricultural specialist Danny Conlan says early outcomes are certainly interesting and suggest the need to continue to evolve no-till seeding systems.
‘No-till has changed the way we farm the Mallee and it’s great to get some new science,’ says Conlan, ‘I have to caution that it’s early days, but there are big differences in emergence results.’


The demonstration site was seeded by ten different machines supplied by regional dealerships in early April. The occasion attracted more than 300-farmers and there is intense interest in outcomes. An overview will be available at the Dodsghun Medlin stand at the Speed Field Days, and the company is offering invitations to the test site itself at the conclusion of each day.


‘Our seeding people will be making presentations covering off variance between machines, seeding placement and depth, the effect of Trifluralin on plant numbers machine-to- machine, and the debate between discs and tines,’ says Conlan, ‘You can write-up these things and our research people do so as a matter of course – but as a farmer, there’s nothing better than seeing it for yourself.’


‘Don’t expect entirely conclusive results just yet but it’s pretty amazing,’ he says.
The demonstration site at Nyarrin will be open from 4– 5pm on the speed days – 31st July and 1st August. Invitations are available from the Dodgshun Medlin stand.

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