Worried about the impact their farms are having on Loweswater lake, a group of farmers is using two OPICO grassland rejuvenation machines to reduce run-off.
"Every time you want to do something with this drill, its like a Frenchman has already thought about it and made it a little bit easier for you" says Tom Martin
We are also doing everything possible to keep the company running smoothly and supporting farmers and contractors at this busy time of the farming year.
A few years ago, we invested in a set of HE-VA grass rolls which fold down to an 8m working width but fold up hydraulically for moving between fields.
After the wet autumn and winter a lot of grassland is in need of proactive management to remove compaction, revive soils and restore plants lost from standing water and floods.
Traditionally a niche practice of organic cereal producers and field scale vegetable growers, comb harrowing and interrow cultivating are making a comeback.
This Herefordshire farm manager wanted full control of his drilling operation. He bought a second-hand Gaspardo precision drill to start with, and then last year traded it in for a new 6-row Gaspardo MTE.
With a growing emphasis on non-chemical measures to control arable weeds, OPICO has introduced a range of Hatzenbichler interrow cultivators.
Designed to satisfy the requirements of no till and reduced input farming systems, the HE-VA Stealth loosens and fractures the medium depth subsoil to relieve compaction thus assisting drainage, aeration, nitrogen uptake and encouraging crop rooting.