Sow your crops this season with Ag & Earth Machinery Hire

PLANTING THE RIGHT SEED: A previous wet hire job from Ag & Earth for pasture sowing in the Southern Highlands included John Deere Tractors, Speed Tiller, Vigolo Power Harrows and AgrowDrill AD100. Photo: Ag & Earth.
PLANTING THE RIGHT SEED: A previous wet hire job from Ag & Earth for pasture sowing in the Southern Highlands included John Deere Tractors, Speed Tiller, Vigolo Power Harrows and AgrowDrill AD100. Photo: Ag & Earth.

La Nina is set to stick around for another year, which will likely have an impact on what has otherwise been predicted to be a bumper harvest due to high spring rainfall. Many cropping areas across the state have experienced above average rainfall this season, particularly in late November, which has resulted in harvest delays.

Despite this, Australian winter crop production for 2021/22 is forecast to reach a new national record following favourable growing conditions over spring. Every farmer knows when it comes to seeding seasonal crops, even the smallest mistake will cost valuable time and money, so having the right equipment for the job is essential for productivity.

Sowing in moisture is great for pasture, fodder and cereal crop establishment, says Ag & Earth Machinery Hire's managing director, Gary Dunlop. "It's one of the simplest principals of pasture establishment," he said. "Sow your crops in moisture, and your crop will be up and out of the ground better than it will be with dry sowing."

It will not only get the job done, but will achieve the best seeding result, season after season, in the most challenging conditions.

Gary Dunlop, Managing Director for Ag & Earth Machinery Hire

With over 40 years of experience in the agricultural industry, Ag & Earth specialises in hiring out seeding and tillage equipment on a daily, weekly or long-term basis. They have a range of seeders, designed to maximise seeding versatility and pasture renovation, and these high-quality machines provide farmers with a sustainable soil care system for prosperity, by leaving the soil healthier for future generations.

Available for wet or dry hire, the Agrowplow AD230 Seed Drill can sow a wide variety of cereals, grasses and even large seeds and beans with ease thanks to the double-fluted rollers, easily adjusted gates, and roller restrictors along with an infinitely variable gearbox.

Mr Dunlop sat that the AD230 was the ultimate pasture drill. "It will not only get the job done, but will achieve the best seeding result, season after season, in the most challenging conditions," he said. "Our Duncan MK3 Renovator Seed Drill is also a great option to configure a wide range of jobs.

"The quality European-type peg roller seeder systems handles all seeds from turnips, and rape through to peas and maize."

Ag & Earth also have 7-tyne Yeomans Plow Rippers and Speedtillers ranging in widths from 2.5 to 4 metres, ready to help sow your crops this season, as well as a variety of John Deere GPS compatible tractors ranging from 75 to 250hp.

The company acknowledges that buying heavy equipment can be expensive, especially when a lot of clients are seeking out single or seasonal-use only. Hiring instead of buying can be extremely beneficial because there is no immediate capital outlay involved. It can also help to remove liabilities and servicing costs from balance sheets, and hire payments are tax deductible. Ag & Earth also offer freight and delivery service on their equipment.

To find out more, call 0417 260 618 or visit www.agandearth.com.au.

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