A number of Australian inventions and technological advances helped the expansion of farming around the turn of the 20th century. Inventions such as the stump jump plough, the combine harvester and the 'scrub' roller helped farmers to make the most of the harsh Australian environment.
This simple seeding system developed by Wongan Hills (WA) farmers Brian and Colin Fowler at the beginning of this century will help broad acre farming across the world.
This is Australian made for Australian conditions using Australian parts and services.
It is well priced and cost effective system that can be incorporated with most new or used bars and finance is available for this equipment.
The Fowler Seeding System is a bolt-on
fully adjustable MINIMUM-TILL seeding module with:
The system was developed after years of frustration experiencing compaction in the seed row, soil crusting and seed depth problems.
The adoption of new technologies remains vital for farmers to continue to operate sustainably and profitably. Farmers are using modern technology such as GPS, and are adopting more efficient methods of cropping to maximise their returns. We believe that our seeding system can form part of this process.
Brian Fowler built the first Fowler Seeding System module a number of years ago, while Colin developed the unique gauge wheels which replaces the traditional press wheel.
The system comprises a low pressure spring-loaded trailing arm to which is attached a seeding module fully independent of the digging tine. The module is positioned directly behind the leading tine with polyurethane gauge wheels attached each side to move disturbed soil back over the seed.
The critical focus is on the gauge wheels. They’re not press wheels. They side press and move the soil back in over the seed without pressing the soil over the top of the seed. This allows for the creation of soil atmosphere so that water vapour can germinate the seed. This is why we getting a better germination and more importantly emergence.
When using standard press wheels, in clay soil types, the soil would build up on the press wheels and inturn alter the depth-controlling ability (the build up of soil on a wheel is directly comparable to the width of the wheel, ie; 40mm wide-40mm buildup). Crusting was another problem we would get from the compaction by the press wheel over the seed causing either staggered germination or emergence, as plants failed to break through the crust to get to the surface.
"From desperation comes inspiration."
We have found there is two aspects of perfect seed depth control, firstly, set up the seed bed and then control the amount of soil that is placed over the seed. You can eliminate operator error because,the module is independent of the tine. You can place the seed exactly where you need it and it does not matter what length of point you want to use. If you need to alter seeding depth, simply, twist the plunger pins to slide the closing tool up or down to the desired position. You can adjust the gauge wheel pressure to suit different soil conditions as well as adjusting the width and angle of the wheels.
The system is manufactured in Wongan Hills, Western Australia with Australian components
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