Suffolk farm machinery maker Claydon launches new hoe at LAMMA

The new Claydon TerraBlade Inter-Row Hoe will be launched at LAMMA 2018. Picture: CLAYDON DRILLS

The new Claydon TerraBlade Inter-Row Hoe will be launched at LAMMA 2018. Picture: CLAYDON DRILLS - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk agricultural machinery maker is set to launch a new inter-row hoe at LAMMA 2018.

Jeff Claydon in a crop of winter wheat where the Claydon TerraBlade was used. Picture: CLAYDON DRILL

Jeff Claydon in a crop of winter wheat where the Claydon TerraBlade was used. Picture: CLAYDON DRILLS - Credit: Archant

Claydon Drills, based at Wickhambrook, near Newmarket, said its pre-production TerraBlade model met with an enthusiastic response at Cereals 2017.

Suffolk farmer and engineer Jeff Claydon, who designed it, said he wanted to take the lead in improving standards of weed control with the launch, which takes place at the show at the East of England Showground on January 17 and 18.

“In a trial conducted by Agrii UK, in an area where grassweeds had become problematic after years of conventional crop establishment, a combination of Claydon stubble management and herbicide programmes achieved a very high level of control,” he said.

“In the area which received no treatment, Agrii researchers counted over 900 blackgrass seed heads per square metre.”


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