Weaving’s new GD drill makes soil health simple for all farmers at Groundswell 2019.

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.”

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John Swire - 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.