All our land based activities are carefully planned and emphasis is placed on using the correct equipment for the task in hand. Many considerations are made such as tyre pressures as tyre size and tractor weights can make a huge difference on the compaction created in the soils. RTK guidance is standard across our machinery, allowing greater accuracy, reducing the traffic across the land and improving efficiency of the activities.
Low disturbance equipment is used for cultivations, this helps maintain the soil structure and creates less disturbance to the living organisms.
Strip cultivations are used where possible, this method only disturbs the soil in the row where the seeds are planted.
Drones and satellite imagery are used to provide us with a greater understanding of the soil types, crop development and weed pressures across the holding. We also use them to help create soil maps, which in turn are used to produce variable rate seed plans.
N-Sensor technology is currently used to gain improved accuracy when applying fertiliser to crop areas.