AUSTRALIA Dave Gooden farms 3660ha (9,043acres) of canola, wheat and barley in Lockart, New South Wales. He uses an Australian-made 13.5m Janke drill fitted with knife points and a press wheel that applies both seed and fertiliser to drill crops into loamy clay over clay soil. Mr Gooden started direct-drilling in 1997 because, like many, he was attracted by its potential to reduce labour and fuel costs, conserve moisture and improve soil moisture holding capacity and soil health. “It’s also […]