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Successful establishment

Successful crop establishment is crucial to getting crops off to a good start and achieve the high yields needed to ensure the profitability of your business.

See the latest thinking this season on cereals establishment, which includes practical advice on cultivations, weed control and nutrition, find out what other farmers are doing and see our top picks of drills and cultivation kit.



How the new fertiliser guidelines will benefit farmers

10 steps to achieving high yields in late-drilled wheat

Tips and pitfalls of using digestate as crop fertiliser

Video: how to properly set up a fertiliser spreader

How to create the perfect blackgrass stale seed-bed

Stubble weed control – online learning



Video: autumn drilling season captured from the skies

21 photos of the mad dash of arable spring work

9 amazing videos to celebrate spring drilling this season

Video: grower cuts fuel costs and new drill hits blackgrass

13 drills go head-to-head in live drilling demo

12 no-till drills on show at farmer-organised demo day


Advice and tips

Video: Advice on autumn establishment and weed control

5 ways to cut your cereal establishment costs

9 top tips for better cereals establishment

Top stubble management tips to kill slugs

Advice on establishing oilseed rape in difficult conditions

Last minute tips for drilling oilseed rape


Case studies

Which establishment system is best? 5 growers share their stories

Grower cuts establishment costs by £130/ha with new drills

Pick the best no-plough approach to cereals this autumn

Future-proof your business with no-till farming technician


Establishment Kit

How to fit a fertiliser kit to a John Deere drill

Surrey farmer builds 4m no-till drill on a £2,000 budget

Six-furrow plough round-up: Specs and prices of every UK model

Farmer gets 12m drill and Case IH Quadtrac for just £85,000



Many UK growers missing out on the benefits of zero tillage

Building a case for no-till crop establishment

Round-up of the latest strip till kit to cut your cultivation costs

How one grower keeps his no-till fields weed free

Video: yorkshire grower shares his first experiences of no-till farming

Move to no-tillage halves crop establishment costs