Subsoiler v direct drilling

March 2007
Farmers Weekly;3/23/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 12, p74
Trade Publication
The article compares the benefits of using a subsoiler to sow oilseed rape with the use of the direct drilling method. For agronomist George Ponsonby, who farms over 1000 hectares of his own at Lechlade in Gloucestershire, England, the plan is rather different. He direct-drills and he ploughs. According to Ponsonby, the combination of ploughing, the use of selective herbicides and the creation of stale seedbeds has helped to hold, if not improve, the farm's blackgrass problem.


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