This year’s intermediate category in the Farm Inventions Competition showed up lots of clever creations that involved top-quality metalwork or simple hydraulic systems. We had a particularly strong batch of entries for 2017, which included several pukka front weight tool carriers, an extendable subsoiler toolbar and a tractor-mounted carrier system designed to handle silage bales more delicately. Rob Gash’s multipurpose toolbar Blackgrass remains a burdensome pressure across large swathes of the UK’s arable land, and it has forced many farmers […]