Direct drills: A growing choice

Direct drills are firmly back in vogue as the emphasis shifts towards boosting soil health as well as cutting establishment costs. Some machines will only perform to their best in no‑till conditions – working into the firm surface underneath stubble, or fresh or sprayed-off residues, and these are suited to farms or parts of the farm already well down the ‘no-till journey’.

by Jane Carley

11 Jun 2021

Direct drills are firmly back in vogue as the emphasis shifts towards boosting soil health as well as cutting establishment costs. Some machines will only perform to their best in no‑till conditions – working into the firm surface underneath stubble, or fresh or sprayed-off residues, and these are suited to farms or parts of the farm already well down the ‘no-till journey’.