OUR wet summer is setting the platform for a big planting this year, following a record large Australian 2021 winter grain harvest.
Across the state, winter crops commonly include cereals such as wheat, barley, oats and triticale, oilseeds such as canola, mustard and safflower and pulses such as lupins, chickpeas, fababeans and fieldpeas.
Sowing in moisture is great for pasture, fodder and cereal crop establishment, says Ag and Earth Machinery Hire's managing director, Gary Dunlop.
"It's one of the simplest principals of pasture establishment," Mr Dunlop 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."
With more than 40 years of experience in the agricultural industry, Ag and Earth specialises in hiring out seeding and tillage equipment.
Currently available for wet or dry hire, the Agrowplow AD230 and AD100 seed drills that 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, roller restrictors and an infinitely variable gearbox.
"Our Duncan MK3 Renovator Seed Drill is also a great option to configure a wide range of jobs. Quality European-type peg roller seeder systems handles all seeds from turnips, and rape through to peas and maize," Mr Dunlop said.
As soils are prepared in the lead-up to planting season it's important to improve your seed-beds and control weeds, therefore Ag and Earth have speedtillers ranging in widths from 2.5 to four metres available for hire.
"Our K-Line Speedtiller is designed to operate under extreme conditions, minimise downtime and increase productivity on your farm. With the ability to efficiently cut, size and incorporate high levels of crop residue," Mr Dunlop said.
Need a tractor to pull your seeding and tillage equipment? Ag and Earth offer a variety of John Deere GPS compatible tractors ranging from 75 - 250 hp to help you get the job done.
Ag and Earth Machinery Hire provides you with the highest quality machinery and reliable services to get the job done.