Horsch UK, based in Peterborough, will be demonstrating the Avatar SD at Groundswell 2017. Stephen Burcham runs us through the details
What machinery is Horsch bringing to Groundswell this year?: The Avatar SD is a direct seed drill that uses discs rather than tines and benefits from the company’s extensive experience in developing the renowned Pronto drill applied to a modern direct seed drill. Available in 6m, 8m and 12m working widths, the Avatar’s high tare weight and up to 220 kg coulter pressure makes it ideal for direct seeding. The strong coulter frame eliminates sideways movement, which ensures that the coulter keeps to the set sowing depth on uneven soils.
What is the unique offering that Horsch brings the conservation minded farmer?: As farmers themselves, Horsch understand the pressures of modern farming and the need to maintain excellent soil structure. With an inherent passion for farming, all HORSCH products are extensively tested on their own 3000 acre farm to ensure they meet the highest standards of performance and reliability.
What are your predictions for the future of no-till farming in the UK?: No-till farming promises a wide range of benefits including cost savings, better soil structure and higher crop yields. As commercial pressures on farmers continue to increase, techniques that enable them to farm more productively will attract deeper scrutiny and ultimately adoption.
Any no-till product developments in the pipeline that you can tell us?: Horsch products are always in development, and we work closely to meet customer needs. We will be showcasing our latest product developments at Agritechnica.
Why does your company think it’s a good idea to attend Groundswell 2017?: As commercial pressures on farmers continue to increase, techniques than enable them to farm more productively will attract deeper scrutiny. Events like Groundswell enable farmers to increase their understanding of these techniques.
What’s your favourite colour when it comes to farm machinery?: HORSCH Red of course!
Come and chat to Horsch at the Groundswell No-Till day on 29th June, where the drill will be tested in a range of cover crop mixes.
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