24Aug 2016

Many farmers and growers are finding that shallow cultivation and direct drilling can help control black grass more effectively than deeper cultivation, as dormant weed seeds are left undisturbed. However, going straight into direct drilling can lead to an initial decrease in crop yield if the soil structure is not in good condition beforehand. For […]

04May 2016

The agricultural industry is seeing a rise in the use of cover crops and direct drilling, and why not, considering the agronomic benefits are reason enough for growers to decide to use these techniques. However, the transition to direct drilling can be daunting and not always easy, yield can suffer in the first few years […]

29Mar 2016
J.J.Metcalfe & Son Direct Drill Coulters Conversion

@jjmandson coulter conversions fitted to our @HORSCHUK #sprinter #springdrilling #lowdisturbance #springbean pic.twitter.com/29wUshxLbn — Tom Greenhalgh (@MillHillFarming) February 28, 2016 After joining Twitter late last year we have been thrilled with the new line of communication it has given us, we can now connect directly with farmers and growers across the country – even straight from […]

02Feb 2016

Are you getting the most out of your sugar beet drill coulters? J.J.Metcalfe and Son specialise in applying tungsten carbide to your existing drill coulters, this not only increases their life by up to six times in comparison to steel alone, it also significantly improves their performance. The precise, v-shaped track left by the sharp […]

29Sep 2015

  This year Tillage Live was just half an hour away from us in Croft. Unfortunately, despite it being a beautiful day, heavy rain the day before put a stop to the live demonstrations. The NG System was collecting interest on the J.J.Metcalfe & Son Ltd stand, as well as being on Plowman’s Omni-Lift NG […]

14Sep 2015

  Although we didn’t have a stand at Power in Action this year we traveled down to Suffolk to see machines working and have a chat to manufacturers and visitors. Our NG Cultivation System was working on two machines, the Plowman Bro’s Omni-til and the Phillip Watkins machine.   Soil conditions were far from perfect, a […]

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