Farmer Stories

Commited to Quadtracs

03 Sep 2018

Maintaining consistent cultivations across a wide range of soil types and in challenging weather conditions is never an easy task. For one arable farmer, the introduction of Case IH Quadtracs into his fleet of vehicles provided his enterprise with the flexibility to cope with these challenges and, as a result, optimise crop performance. 
David Jones runs Hatton Bank Farm in partnership with his parents, and farms 1,100 hectares near Stratford-upon-Avon. The bulk of the farm’s crops are winter milling wheat, but oilseed rape, spring wheat and spring beans are sown in rotation as break crops. “We came to the farm in 1996 and I was keen to move away from the existing ploughing based system and adopt reduced tillage,” explains Dave. “If you can reduce tillage then you embrace a whole host of benefits, including reduced soil erosion, better drainage, improved soil health and ultimately, better crop performance. Case IH machinery has played its part in helping us to successfully implement this reduced tillage strategy.”