Category Archives: Seeding systems

SFS Pre-Season Seeder setup days

Join local growers and industry experts to look at seeder setup and operation in retained stubble. Set up sessions at two locations on two different days: Tuesday 12th April 2016 at 2pm – Myles Read Streatham – Hinton’s Rd off the Streatham to Carngham … Continue reading

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SFS 2015 seeder demonstration results

By Paul Breust, Aaron Vague and Louise Blersch, (SFS) Key messages: There was significant variation for many of the parameters measured between seeders Lowest variation was for disc and tyne parallelogram setups – JD disc, Boss, Equalizer Discs were more consistent … Continue reading

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Seeder set up for stubble and residue management

Mallee based consultant Matt Elliott, stepped in for University of South Australia machinery researcher Dr Jack Desbiolles at the BCG Main Field Day at Berriwillock on September 9, 2014 to talk to farmers about seeder set-up including disc and tyne … Continue reading

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The Seedhawk 45 series seeder bar in a retained stubble system

Paul Breust from Southern Farming Systems interviews Rob Kennedy Skipton, Victoria about his 12m Seed Hawk 45 series seeder bar at the Meridian Ag Seeder day on 2 June 2015 at Bradvale, Victoria. Operator interviews & footage on a huge … Continue reading

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The Ausplow seeder in a retained stubble system

John Hart Inverleigh, Victoria talks to Southern Farming Systems (SFS) about his DBS D-260 Ausplow 40 foot seeder with 10 inch spacing at the Meridian Ag Seeder day on 2 June 2015 at Bradvale, Victoria. Operator interviews & footage on … Continue reading

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The use of bent leg openers for cereal seeding

University of South Australia PhD candidate James Barr is investigating the use of bent leg soil openers as part of his SAGIT-funded project “The Application of Bent Leg Technologies to Higher Speed Tined Seeding of Cereal Grains”. In this video, … Continue reading

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Stubble study tour: a successful initiative

Farmers who took part in the GRDC stubble project study tour gained valuable insights into strategies and practices that will improve their ability to retain stubble, benefiting the sustainability of their farm businesses. The group, which included farmers and agronomists from … Continue reading

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Farmers study stubble

Grain growers can take part in an industry tour this month that will take them across Victoria’s grain growing regions. The focus of the trip, which is being subsidised by GRDC through its stubble initiative (project No. BWD00024), is stubble … Continue reading

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SFS seeder trials on GRDC GroundCover TV

As part of our National Stubble Initiative, Southern Farming Systems (SFS) with grower support designed a paddock scale trial with 15 different seeding systems to allow growers to see first hand how best to maintain profitability while retaining stubble in … Continue reading

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Water laser to sow crops through heavy stubble

The Victorian No-Till Farmers Association (VNTFA) recently hosted its annual conference in Horsham, attracting growers from across the state. Among the excellent line up of presentors, was SANTFA researcher Greg Butler who has developed the AquaTill – a liquid coulter device which … Continue reading

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