Direct drilling suited well to the South West

Direct strip-till drilling using the Claydon system can be as successful in the South West of the UK as it has proved to be in the East, suggests the experience of a Devon contractor who has been using Claydon drills since 2007.

James Lee’s decision to invest in a Claydon stemmed from more than a brief assessment of the direct drills on the market. The final year dissertation of his degree in agricultural business management at Reading University focused on different crop establishment systems’ suitability for South West conditions, and involved varied assessments of the best type of direct drill to suit the soil types, terrain, farming systems and climate particular to the region.


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