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June 22, 2018

HPA helps grower’s preparations

Filed under: Latest News — EHN Team @ 11:57 am

Machinery supplied by the Winchester-based hirer, Hampshire Plant & Access (HPA), is helping a local watercress farm to carry out seasonal ground preparation works.

Before its crops are established, The Watercress Company’s growers need to clean out the beds from the last season at its Maxwell Farm site. The gravel at the bottom is then prepared by sweeping and raking the base smooth before being re-filled to provide an anchor for the plant roots.

Harvesting is mechanised and the cleaning out is usually done with a tractor at the company’s other farms, but at this location the ground is too soft to gain easy access. The solution was to hire the Doosan DX80R.

The Watercress Company Manager, Sean Ede, said: “We use a Bomag BW120 roller to crush up the stubbles and lift them off the base of the beds, and push the stubble to the end of the bed. We then use the Doosan excavator to remove them for composting before the gravel is cleaned and re-used the next year. We need to get the beds out as soon as possible, so we worked with HPA to specify a suitable excavator and then recycle the gravel on every site.”

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