Mike-Daniells-(left)-and-Simon-KingMike Daniells (left) and assistant farm manager Simon King are still learning about the strip-till method as they use it on an increasing area on the farm.
Mike Daniells is cutting his establishment costs almost in half for his combinable crops with a move towards a no-tillage system and by keeping his cultivators back in the farm shed. This autumn all his cereals and oilseed rape went in with strip-till drills as he looks to improve the health of his soils before moving towards a true no-till system in five to six years. All his crops emerged well this autumn at an estimated establishment cost of £82/ha. […]