In our experience,
the agronomic benefits of optimising the soil potential and the establishment
of crop are thus:
micro-organism and earthworm activity
- the soil structure retains its porosity allowing good root development
due to the improved availability of water, air and nutritive elements.
stability of top soil structure - with the increase in organic top
soil matter, the problems associated with capping, leaching and compacting
- Soil moisture
is better conserved - giving better germination for small grain
crops in dry conditions.
Here are our tips
for sucess with direct drilling:
- Adapt the crop
- Adjust the
seed rate to soil and weather conditions.
- Respect the
soil structure, avoid passes with heavier machinery and inappropriate
tyres in inclement weather conditions.
- Sow into good
soil, which has a good structure and appropriate drainage.
- Ensure a relatively
level level surface, with clean soil.
- Closely monitor
crops, whereby ploughing limits weed emergence in the short term, direct
drilling will amplify the effects of poor weed control.