TIME TO GET THE DISCS OUT
Speed discs are already starting to make their mark up and down the country.
They’re typically used for sorting out paddocks that’ve been in kale or fodder beet, incorporating trash, opening up the top 100 – 150mm to air the soil out, and to get rid of compaction.
Depending on soil types and rainfall, a lot of people have been doing one pass then letting the soil breathe for a week before doing another pass then rolling and drilling.
COMBINED CULTIVATION CUTS THE PASSES
There’s also good feedback about using speed discs after a ripper so it chops soil one way then the other before rolling to retain moisture.
For paddocks headed into maize, (maybe sprayed out of grass), you’ve got the potential to have the one implement doing almost the entire job which means it’s great value, especially for smaller operations.
Combined with pre-rippers and followed by air seeders you can slash it down – no trouble at all. Cutting down your passes and time and gives you better prepared, more productive soil and, ultimately better yields, farmers reckon.