“It’s not IF you prioritise soil health but WHEN,” says Simon Weaving.

Weaving will wave the flag for practical improvements to soil health that will benefit all farmers – not just established no till operators – at this year’s Groundswell, with real-world demonstrations on their new GD drill taking place over both days on plot D5.

The GD Drill – available both mounted and trailed – is designed as an easily accessible and affordable entry to no-till for farms of all sizes. 

“Soil health affects every farmer,” says Simon Weaving, sales manager at Weaving. “Whether your farm is arable or livestock, the issue of soil health needs to be taken seriously. This isn’t just a no till issue, but important for all farmers to investigate. Putting aside environmental requirements, soil is a farm’s core asset. It’s vital that we treat it as such and use the right tools to promote better soil health and achieve stronger results.”

No-till farming has seen increased interest in recent years, especially due to indications by the Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s indications of possible incentives for zero tillage farms following Brexit. This year’s Groundswell focuses on the everyday realities in achieving this, and how the British agricultural community can drive better soil health. Weaving Machinery has a long history as advocates of low disturbance farming, with equipment designed to benefit systems of all setups and sizes.

“For over 20 years, Weaving have worked to improve soil health – and make the resulting benefits – accessible to every farmer,” adds Simon. “At this year’s Groundswell, we’ll be directly addressing the question of how to promote better soil health while achieving improved results on-farm. Better soil health isn’t a bonus, it’s a necessity. It’s not IF you prioritise soil health but WHEN. Whether you’ve already established a no till practice, or you’re just looking how to improve yields and boost your current system, we can help you do that practically.”

GD4801T Drill Specifications

  • Designed and built in the UK
  • 4.8 metre working width
  • 4,200L Hopper
  • Proven Weaving GD 2-row Coulter design
  • Row spacing of 166mm
  • Full RDS iSOCAN controls with GPS forward speed monitoring
  • Hydraulic fan & Oil Cooler
  • Work, tank, and road lights
  • Tank sieve
  • Rollover Hopper Cover
  • Mitas Flotation Tyres
  • HP requirement of 150HP+

Weaving will be at Groundswell 2019 (between 2627 June) in Lannock Manor Farm, Hertfordshire. Visit plot D5 for a complete demonstration and discussion on the new GD drill, and what it means for greater soil health.