This OGA webinar will give an overview of mechanised tillage, from bed preparation to weed control, looking at cultivation tools and their use in various contexts.
The webinar will cover:
- Cultivation tools – what they are, what they do, and their pros and cons
- Cultivation and soil health
- Cultivation experience – three farmers share their experience of tillage from their own farms
Rita Oldenbourg, Pitney Farm Market Garden, Somerset. Rita has been growing veg commercially for a decade. She runs a 4.5 acre market garden with her partner, supplying wholesale veg year round for an on-site farm shop, and for local cafes, restaurants, and box schemes.
Ruth Hancock, Fresh and Green. For the past twenty years Ruth has grown a year round supply of vegetables for the box scheme that she runs in East Devon. Operating on a seven acre growing site of sandy loam, with some protected cropping, she utilises a combination of tractor mounted implements and hand cultivation.
Calixta Killander, Flourish Produce.