SK6837 : A harrowing process

taken 7 years ago, near to Cropwell Butler, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

A harrowing process
A harrowing process
A disc harrow is being used to incorporate cereal stubble. The harrow consists of three distinct elements. Firstly a set of spring-loaded tines cut into and loosen the top surface. The two rows of discs then cross-cut the root mat to maximise incorporation, and there is a final set of toothed rollers which break down clods allowing a seedable layer. The tractor carries the distinctive green and yellow of the John Deere brand.
Brackendale Farms, Bingham :: SK6939
The name is derived from the old medieval open field to the south west of Bingham, which was called Brackendale Field.
Until the 1950s OS maps, Top Brackendale Farm was unnamed, with lower Brackendale Farm being simply named Brackendale Farm. The farms were taken into the Crown Estate in 1925, and the Brackendale Farms have been tenanted by the Cockaynes since 1935.
The farms are now operated as a single unit, the basic crops being wheat, barley, oil-seed rape and sugar beet.
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 7 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Grassland 
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Name (from Tags)
John Deere 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 689 379 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:56.0933N 0:58.5177W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 688 379
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Arable Land  Stubble Field  Ploughland  Tractor  Disc Harrow  Agricultural Machinery  Farming Activity 

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