Test your plough skills at LAMMA

How effective is your ploughing? That’s the question being posed by ProCam on it’s stand at LAMMA 2018, where an implement will be used by the company’s agronomists to demonstrate correct set-up and technique to achieve the most effective results.

“The plough remains the best tool for resolving common compaction issues and should therefore be a valuable part of many rotational arable farming approaches, particularly in helping to control resistant grass weeds,” says ProCam agronomist Kevin Pearcy.

“Unfortunately, a range of factors in modern arable farming mean that the basic skills and understanding in relation to ploughing are being lost. Issues such as the increased width of tyres, the overall size of machinery or simply the fact that ploughing is no longer an annual event on many farms means that the job is not always being done right.

““At ProCam we are putting a focus back on the practice of effective ploughing, where it is a considered option, to help farmers use a valuable tool as effectively as possible.”

In addition to a hands-on opportunity to test your plough set-up skills, ProCam will be running a competition on ploughing knowledge on their LAMMA stand, with an iPad on offer to the winner.

 

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Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.