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Breaking New Ground: The Benefits of Offset Discs in Farming

Disking is a common practice in modern farming that involves the use of heavy discs to break up the soil and create a smooth seedbed for planting. Traditional methods such as ploughing and harrowing used to be the norm, but with the advancements in technology and machinery, farmers are now turning to offset discs for more efficient and effective results.

What are Offset Discs?

Offset discs are large, heavy steel discs attached to a tractor or other farm equipment and dragged behind it to break up the soil. They come in various sizes, ranging from 18 inches to 36 inches in diameter, and can be adjusted to different depths depending on the farming needs. The offset discs are designed to cut through the soil without turning it over, leaving the topsoil undisturbed while loosening and aerating the lower layers.

Benefits of Using Offset Discs

Improved soil structure:

As the discs rotate, they cut through any large clumps of soil, incorporating them into smaller particles that are more conducive for plant growth. This means that the more weight and power a disc has, the more efficiently it can break up the soil. This is especially beneficial for farmers in areas with heavy clay soils, as disking can help improve drainage and aeration. This results in healthier soil that is able to retain more moisture and nutrients, leading to improved crop yields.

Reduced weed growth:

Disking can also help control weed growth through the process of soil inversion. When the discs cut through the soil, they bring weed seeds to the surface where they are exposed to sunlight and air, causing them to germinate. However, with proper timing and depth control, disking can bury these weed seeds deep enough that they are unable to reach the surface and grow. This can significantly reduce the need for herbicides and manual weeding.

Greater control over soil erosion:

One of the biggest concerns for farmers is soil erosion, which can lead to loss of topsoil and reduced fertility. But by breaking up the soil into smaller particles, disking helps create a more stable seedbed that's less susceptible to erosion. These smaller particles fill in any gaps or pockets in the soil, creating a more even and compact surface that is less likely to be blown away or washed off. This helps preserve the quality of farmland and prevents nutrient loss, leading to healthier and more sustainable farming practices.

Our range of offset discs

Burando Hill's range of high-quality Baldan offset discs are renowned for their durability and efficiency, making them a popular choice among farmers worldwide. Key features such as heavy-duty spring steel gang shafts and cast spool spacer make our equipment the perfect investment for any farm. Add in the fact that they are competitively priced, and you have a winning combination.

Explore our range today and see the difference that our offset discs can make in your farming operations. Contact us at 1300 287 263 for assistance.


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