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We bring you live reports from Tillage-Live, the national cultivation event for farmers. Get the news from the show on new tractors, drills, cultivators and tillage equipment and find out about the latest precision technology kit to help benefit your soil health.

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Latest high-speed disc cultivators set to work at Tillage-Live

Designed primarily for shallow cultivation of stubbles, the short disc cultivator, has become an increasingly popular farming tool – and so the makes, models, features and options available have multiplied. Underlining their appeal,…

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Case studies


Tillage host farm on why flexibility drives kit choices

This year's Tillage Live event is hosted by Rainthorpe Farms in Reasby, Lincolnshire. If the name sounds familiar, it is because they are second-time hosts and some Quadtrac enthusiasts may…


Tillage-Live host farmer juggles reduced tillage fleet

With 80ha of Ragdale series clay loam on rolling topography at their disposal, exhibitors at this year’s Tillage-Live event can expect decent but potentially challenging conditions to show of the…


Tillage-Live host reveals farm's min-till secrets

Diverse cropping, including spring-sown crops and routine use of ploughing – cultural options that growers using min-till across the board are being urged to adopt to combat blackgrass – have…

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JTS Machinery breaks cover with new cultivator

New kid on the block JTS Machinery used the recent Tillage-Live event in Corby to preview its first 4m stubble cultivator, having only been in business since the start of…


Tillage-Live cultivation demo day: all you need to know

The Tillage-Live cultivation demonstration day takes place on 4 September at Deenethorpe Airfield, near Corby, Northamptonshire. It offers visitors the chance to see the latest soil-working equipment in action and…


Tillage-Live: Claydon, Dale, Deere and Kuhn drill highlights

The ground at Eweford Farm, Dunbar, East Lothian provided a decent testing surface for the annual Tillage-Live cultivations demonstration. Drill makers were out in force, including Claydon, Kuhn, Dale, Sulky,…


7 kit highlights from Tillage-Live 2017

This month's Tillage-Live event at Wickenby Airfield, Lincolnshire, gave visitors the chance to see lots of the latest drills and cultivators in the ground. We've picked out some of the…

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Test and reviews


Tillage-Live's top cultivators and drills put to the test

Visitors to last week’s Tillage-Live event were treated to another September scorcher as the mercury touched 30C at Monks Kirby, Warwickshire. Here Farmers Weekly’s Machinery team presents some of the latest cultivators, drills…

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