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Jonathan Holland

Jonathan Holland

23 July 2019

What does it take to establish 1,000 acres of combinable crops? “One man, one tractor and one Claydon drill, says Berkshire farmer Jonathan Holland


David Hankey

David Hankey

15 July 2019

Direct seeding and cover crops play a major role on David Hankey’s farm, where this combination has greatly improved flexibility and timeliness while reducing costs and improving the ecology.










Brutal soils brought into check

Brutal soils brought into check

22 July 2014

One of England’s finest country estates has some of the country’s toughest soils. CPM visits to find how a change in cultivation policy is taming them.


Multiple benefits from using Claydon Hybrid - Hertfordshire

Multiple benefits from using Claydon Hybrid - Hertfordshire

09 July 2014

Claydon Drills pioneered the concept of strip tillage and its patented Strip Tillage System is now used across all soil types and conditions, in 26 countries. Hertfordshire farmer Richard Taylor explains how the Claydon Hybrid benefits his farm.




Claydon helps counter effect of climate in challenging year

Claydon helps counter effect of climate in challenging year

29 August 2013

Having invested in its own Claydon drill to avoid the need to hire in contractors, for one family farming business on the Herts/Beds border the result of long-term commitment to the Claydon system was far better yields than anticipated during harvest 2012.


Direct drilling suited well to the South West

Direct drilling suited well to the South West

29 August 2013

Direct strip-till drilling using the Claydon system can be as successful in the South West of the UK as it has proved to be in the East, suggests the experience of a Devon contractor who has been using Claydon drills since 2007.


Keep to the Strip to reduce drilling costs

Keep to the Strip to reduce drilling costs

30 January 2012

Establishing oilseed rape with a subsoiler and broadcaster seeder has encouraged Toby Saunders to adopt a similar one-pass approach to the planting of cereal crops.


Drill switch helps to slash costs

10 January 2012

One Lincs farmer believes the purchase of a new drill has helped make the acquisition of his previously tenanted farm more viable.



The Detailed Approach

The Detailed Approach

16 December 2011

Attention to detail is the key to achieving good yields believes a Bedfordshire farms’ manager