TOBY SAUNDERS – A DECADE ON

  • Toby Saunders
  • Northamptonshire
  • 2000 acres
  • Wheat, oilseed rape, barley, oats, beans, peas

TOBY SAUNDERS – A DECADE ON

2000 acres arable, variable, from light sand to heavy clay, Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire farmer still reaping the benefits of Claydon-drilling a decade on.

Until 2009 Northamptonshire farmer, Toby Saunders, used traditional plough-based and min-till methods to establish combinable crops, but they were slow, expensive and inefficient. Since adopting the Claydon Opti-Till® System in 2009, Mr Saunders has never looked back − it has
transformed the way he farms.

“The amount of time, fuel and expense involved in establishing crops before we changed to the Claydon System was just ridiculous,” Toby Saunders states. “We were operating a full cultivation system based around ploughing, but it was slow, costly, overworked the soil and produced inconsistent crop development under certain conditions. Establishment costs are such a major part of our overall production costs that we had to find a cheaper, more efficient method.

Read on here

IN THE FIRST YEAR THAT DRILL SAVED US £21,000 IN FUEL, BUT THERE WERE NUMEROUS OTHER IMMEDIATE BENEFITS . . .
This site is registered on wpml.org as a development site. Switch to a production site key to remove this banner.