Tillage, performed properly, can have several functions – breaking down crop residue, removing weed growth and preparing the seedbed for planting. By operating at an ultra-shallow 3-5cm depth, our system can achieve these benefits while preserving the soil structure.
Increasing reliance on herbicides is proving a financial and environmental problem for farmers. Ongoing use can lead to the emergence of resistant weed varieties, further increasing herbicide spending and leaving more chemicals in the soil.
This is where the Kelly Tillage System can help. By offering an alternative means of weed control, it reduces the need for herbicides and bypasses chemical resistance. The Kelly Tillage System is perfect if you’re looking to make your farm more environmentally friendly.
With just one pass, the Kelly Tillage System disturb the topsoil, breaking down residue and removing the weeds – roots and all!
A range of Kelly Discs can be used to help in the battle of controlling weeds, such as the CL2 Disc Chain, CL1 Disc Chain and the Spiked Disc Chain.
Our unique Disc Chain technology is able to uproot the existing weeds, leaving them on the surface to die. That’s not all though – the shallow scarifying action of the Disc Chains stimulates weed seeds to germinate. By forcing a uniform emergence of seasonal weeds prior to planting, a Kelly pass can massively improve the effectiveness of a one-time herbicide application.
Kelly Disc Chains are another tool in the farmer’s toolbox, allowing for an integrated approach to weed management.
Kelly Tillage System Case Study
Farmer: Lance Wise, Queensland
Farm size: approx. 1650ha, black clay and red ridge soils
Crops grown: sorghum, wheat, barley, chickpeas, mung beans
Kelly model: 30ft/40ft with CL1, CL2 and Spiked Disc
We could not find any other machine that can cut evenly across the full swath, without penetrating the soil too much. Another important effect is the reduction in soil moisture losses through evaporation. We have chosen the Kelly diamond harrow because of its simplicity in operation on a large scale.