Maintaining a customer base within a 20-mile radius of his Beelsby House Farm, near Grimsby, farmer and contractor Jonathan Fenwick is a man with a plan. His oilseed rape area continues to expand with his team aiming to plant around 1400ha (3500 acres) this season.
A keener agronomic focus is helping one yorks farmer achieve better osr yields - leading to renewed enthusiasm for growing the crop...
Till-seeding is rapidly becoming the preferred and cost effective way of establishing oilseed rape. It offers a low cost drilling system with a better guarantee of producing a good stand, compared to alternative low cost systems.
At the Royal Highland Show, OPICO will be launching a hydraulic reset model of the HE-VA Combi-Lift subsoiler enabling high work rates on hard or stony ground.
A new front linkage is now available from OPICO Ltd to fit the new design of the Massey Ferguson 6497 and 6499 series tractors. The linkage is available with lift capacities of 2.5t, 3.6t and 5.5t, with or without front pto.
Ballast rolling is essential for levelling ground and pushing down protruding stones before making silage or hay. But with fields increasingly spread over a much wider area, the ability to quickly fold the Grass Roller to a transport width of 2.7 metres (8ft) from the tractor seat using two double acting hydraulic services vastly decreases transport time.