Mastenbroek, one of the leading manufacturers of agricultural trenchers, will be highlighting the benefits of land forming at this year’s Cereals Event (the 8th and 9th of June).
Land forming uses a GPS survey to identify uneven areas of the field. This data is then used to scrape soil from higher areas of the field into lower areas to produce a level surface. When combined with a drainage scheme, the land can become more productive and generate better yields for farmers.
Christopher Pett, commercial director of Mastenbroek, and Fred Clarke, technical director, will be on stand 405a to talk more about the concept. They will also use the example of AMS Contracting, which has recently won a significant land forming contract with G’s Fresh.
AMS Contracting in Chichester, West Sussex, is currently the only contractor in the UK using the Mastenbroek-supplied Trimble FieldLevel II system to generate cut and fill maps for farmland.
Established by Ashley and Myles Strange in 2011, AMS Contracting began life as a specialist big bale contractor but moved into agricultural drainage and land forming in 2017.
AMS Contracting will be working on 7.5 hectares of land to optimise salad production using a scraper equipped with the Trimble GPS system. Over three days, AMS will survey the field and form the field in line with its natural contours in such a way as to eliminate ponding.