of research and development of reduced tillage crop establishment equipment and best practice techniques. Tillage magazine visited Springfield Farm in Worcestershire, Mzuri’s trial farm and test ground, to get the low down on the company’s latest product – the Pro-Til Xzact Precision Drill.
Soil health is firmly at the heart of the Governments agricultural agenda as we move towards a post-brexit era of farming policy. Tillage practices and minimising soil disturbance at establishment are expected to be major factors in determining the future of agricultural support here in the UK.
Someone who has promoted and researchd reduced tillage operations for numerous years is Worcestershire farmer and engineer Martin Lole, the Managing Director and Head of R&D at Mzuri. In 2011 Martin launched his Mzuri PRo-Til striptill drill, which localised soil disturbance to a narrow band of soil around the seed and enabled single pass drilling.
Tillage Magazine reports.