Planting Stubble Turnips – CAT Challenger & Fendt 724

In the middle of July the pea group came in and harvested some of our pea fields. We have decided to put them into stubble turnips for the winter. This video shows our CAT Challenger 765C pulling our Vaderstad Topdown with BioDrill attached. We are planting the stubble turnips directly into the pea stubble. We are using a GPS guidance system by a company called AgLeader. This allows us to drill alternating rows meaning we don”t have to turn as sharply, putting less stress on the land and the equipment.

The second half of the video shows us rolling the planted land. We are using our Fendt 724 Vario and a set of 12 metre Twose rollers.

The ‘lines’ or gaps in the drilling are there to break up the plots. When we go in and put electric fencing up for the sheep, it is easier with gaps between so we can get to each plot with a vehicle without running on the crop. We have about 2,500 sheep at Warter Priory Estate. During winter, we need the valleys for shooting so we remove the sheep and put them onto stubble turnips.

Warter Priory is a world class farming operation set in the heart of East Yorkshire amidst 12,000 acres. At Warter, we pride ourselves on our reputation for quality and efficient farming. The main crops we focus on growing are wheat, barley and oilseed rape. We also grow peas in partnership with Birds Eye and some of our land is used for growing potatoes.

This video was filmed using the DJI Inspire One quadcopter. It was edited in Final Cut Pro X.

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