A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds


Saturday, 27 October 2012

Autumn drilling.


The farmers were busy catching up after the wet weather where we were walking near Andoversford today.  The sunshine and cool wind was helping to dry up the fields.  This farmer was using some fairly new technology - a direct drilling machine whereby in one pass the ground is worked and seeds are drilled straight into the ground.  This avoids the need to plough, wait and then work the ground before planting seeds. Expensive to buy but there are considerable savings on time as well as the cost of diesel.

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