Presentations and displays on restoring damaged soils will be among a wealth of technical information available from the Great Plains stand at Lamma 2013 (No B85/Avenue N).
Results and progress reports from the wide range of agronomic trials including some highly innovative work on oilseed rape establishment – will also be available.
Great Plains engages in work like this to provide practical information for its farmer customers, and to help guide its thinking when designing new machines.
And two of its newest cultivators will be shown at Lamma for the first time, these being the DTX AR one-pass cultivator equipped with auto-reset of the soil restructuring legs and the SLD 300, the baby of the SLD family.
At the event all the machines on show will be shown in the new livery that will be standard from January 2013.
Throughout their histories Simba and Great Plains have both taken agronomic approaches to developing equipment; we listen to farmers and design machines according to their needs, says David Holmes, UK Sales Director.
Currently the key drivers of this work are determining what farmers should be looking for when assessing soil damage caused during harvest and crop establishment, and best advice on restoring any damage. We are evaluating new techniques on one-pass crop establishment, including companion crop planting for oilseed rape.
As well as showing whole machines, we will have a range of modular displays concentrating on key components from existing and future products, to help concentrate the discussion on what the farmer is actually trying to achieve when operating in the field.
We are receiving many enquiries from farmers thinking of direct drilling, or wanting to improve the quality and accuracy of drilling, so we will have features on our Centurion cultivator drill; Great Plains Spartan drills, which are often used to direct drill.
We will also feature the Yield-Pro Precision Maize Planter, which uses Great Plains patented Twin-Row planting system, and is completing field trials in the UK and Europe this year.