Integrating Local Manufacturing into Local Farming!

Bar: K-Hart Gen 2 (80ft) disc seeder

Location: Wallaroo, South Australia

Farming in the Wallaroo and Kadina regions, inland of the SA Peninsular, Wick Dayman’s farming enterprise focuses on winter cropping. With an annual average of 4000ha, Wick’s main crops are Wheat, Barley, Canola and Legumes.

The Dayman farming operation is a family farming operation with a focus on precision farming utilizing machinery, technology and expert advice to ensure they’re targeting the highest yield possible.

“For our cropping program, we run a K-Hart disc seeder 80ft. We’ve been running it for a few years now. It enables us to achieve good seed placement and pre-emergent chemical use”. We’ve recently gone to liquid fertilizer system” Wick.

Running an 80tf K-hart disc seeder with a John Deer air seed cart fitted with a tow-behind liquid cart (carrying 13,000Lt tank), they’re focused on increasing efficiencies through larger machinery and the ability to cover more ha per fill-up with the air seeder cart.

“We’ve developed a relationship with the DS team over time; initially, we started with basic K-hart disc seeder. Over time, their team has been great”. “We’ve chatted about modifications, changing the machine, and trying to make it work in our system. The inclusion of a liquid system was a challenge, but we worked together to deliver a system that’s been effective,” Wick said.

We’d encourage other people to reach out to their team, contact other people with their equipment and just ask questions, and they’re only too happy.

Being situated in a large SA cropping district, it was important for Wick and his son to look in their own backyard to see solutions, and Direct Seeding was an excellent option for them. “They’re a local company with farming background and knowledge. Having access to service, parts, and their team is great”.