Penlynn Estate

After five years of having the oilseed rape at the 1000ha Penlynn Estate, Llwynhelig, Cowbridge in Wales established by a contractor using the Mzuri strip-till system, the estate has bought its own 4m Pro-Til 4T model and a stubble rake for the coming season.

The crop accounts for about a quarter of the 400ha of arable area, and was previously established using a Biodrill on a TopDown cultivator. “As a break crop it’s becoming increasingly marginal to grow, so strip tillage will help reduce establishment costs while improving soil health and structure,” says assistant manager Damien Burnell.

Tillage Mag reports.

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