Ploughing heavy soil© Tim Scrivener
Cropping heavy land brings its own cost challenges as ploughing is still an important part of crop establishment. We speak to three growers in the Midlands and Northumberland who have reduced outgoings by cutting waste and managing machinery depreciation. There is a misconception that ditching the plough is a guaranteed route to lower costs. However, for some this is not the right option, as moving to no-till or min-till can actually be more costly. Over the years, ploughing has proved […]