By David Humphris - 0408 828 971
I have talked to a lot of grain growers in Southern and Eastern Australia over the last 20 years, and many of them have setups similar to this photo. It's what I wouldl consider a very average no-till setup
A knife point which is too wide and not steep enough angle to produce fine soil free of clods for a good seedbed.
Without a closer plate behind the knifepoint seed can go to the bottom of the slot in sticky soils and be sown too deep while in sandy soils the dirt flows in behind the knife and the seed is too shallow.
In rough, stony country, presswheels mounted on the tyne will self-destruct themselves, also in a lot of residue, the trash flow is reduced with presswheel’s mounted within the frame.
Several manufacturers have simple seeding boots available for a single shoot or more complicated units for double shooting with higher rates of fertiliser.
When you are putting your seeder away this year make some notes or order parts to improve it for next year.
For independent advice to improve your seeder contact David Humphris on 0408 828971