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COMPARISON OF TINE

AND DISC SEEDER

COMPARISON OF TINE AND DISC SEEDER IMPLEMENTS IN A MINIMUM TILL APPLICATION

Key Points

  • The demonstration trial is comparing the two types of seeding implements in terms of both economic productivity (speed and fuel usage) and agronomic benefit.

  • Understanding the implications of changing to such a system for growers in lower rainfall areas. 

Aim

The trial is aimed at comparing production costs, productivity and efficiencies at higher seeding speeds. While recording agronomic information such as plant establishment, chemical efficacy and/or damage, weeds throughout the growing season and yield variances.

Background

The so-called disc and strip system is gaining popularity in Australian broadacre cropping. Understanding the implications of changing to such a system is vital to growers in lower rainfall areas in particular. As a general rule, disc seeders are better able to handle higher stubble loads than tine and press wheel implements. The proposed demonstration trial will compare the two types of seeding implement in terms of both economic productivity and agronomic benefit.

Trial Partner

AFGRI

Proposed Trial Site Design and Treatments

The eastern side of the Richardson will be seeded using a strip trial design.
Table 1. Outline of proposed treatments for the strips..

Treatments

Table 2. Site layout and treatment location for strip trail.

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MAIN CONTACT DETAILS
Name: Dan Jolly
Phone: 0418928489
Email: djolly@afgri.com.au
Mailing Address: P.O Box 140, Dalwallinu WA 6609

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