Edwards Farm Machinery is showing the Italian built Agricola Italiana SN2E-1-200 drill which uses a vacuum-metering method to deliver one seed at a time at a precise distance apart, which should avoid plants bunching up the row or competing which each other.
At ground level the drill has been fitted with an adjustable metal blade that cuts a slot for the seed. This is followed by a set of double discs with depth wheels attached that open the slot for the seed to fall into. A press wheel then consolidates the seed bed.
The drill also has a compressor to help keep the metering method clean and an extra hopper for adding micro-granular fertiliser.