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Looks like deep bed preparation to produce standard width - 4 - 5ft - beds ready for seed sowing or plug planting of vegetable crops.  Used for things like carrots, parsnips and leafy veg.  Often covered with fleece for pest and frost protection after sowing or planting.

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6 minutes ago, John Richmond said:

Looks like deep bed preparation to produce standard width - 4 - 5ft - beds ready for seed sowing or plug planting of vegetable crops.  Used for things like carrots, parsnips and leafy veg.  Often covered with fleece for pest and frost protection after sowing or planting.

 

Thank you. Is "deep bed preparation" the best term to use in my keywords? 

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Deep bed preparation, bed shaping, drainage improvement and others around those themes would be suitable for inclusion.  Looking at the attachment on the back of the tractor in the first shot they could also be sowing or plug planting directly into the beds after shaping.

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37 minutes ago, John Richmond said:

 Looking at the attachment on the back of the tractor in the first shot they could also be sowing or plug planting directly into the beds after shaping. 

 

This is another image that shows these other guys (heading away from me) also involved:

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The dirt was only coming out from the ones coming towards me.

 

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4 minutes ago, John Richmond said:

Looks like the two on the left are direct seed drilling into the previously shaped beds.

 

Cheers. :)

 

There are 172,645 images of a tractor on Alamy, but I've failed to find an existing image where they are doing the same thing in this way. 

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5 minutes ago, andremichel said:

 

Cheers. :)

 

There are 172,645 images of a tractor on Alamy, but I've failed to find an existing image where they are doing the same thing in this way. 

Have you checked all them out? 😉

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6 minutes ago, Ognyan Yosifov said:

Have you checked all them out? 😉

Yes of course I did.

 

No I tried to cut the number down to something more managable by including 'UK' or guessing at terms it might be, but not been successful.

 

Interestingly, if I use term 'tractor deep bed preparation', only one image out of 172,645 appears and it looks nothing like mine. This demonstrates the power of using the correct keywords.

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10 minutes ago, andremichel said:

Yes of course I did.

 

No I tried to cut the number down to something more managable by including 'UK' or guessing at terms it might be, but not been successful.

 

Interestingly, if I use term 'tractor deep bed preparation', only one image out of 172,645 appears and it looks nothing like mine. This demonstrates the power of using the correct keywords.

It's worth the efforts, I guess...

 

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36 minutes ago, Niels Quist said:

Asparagus?

They use a different bed structure for commercial asparagus production, more of a triangular shape so the spears can be cut as they grow through the sides.  I grew them on a permanent deep bed when I had a allotment but it's not as efficient for large scale harvesting.  

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43 minutes ago, andremichel said:

Yes of course I did.

 

No I tried to cut the number down to something more managable by including 'UK' or guessing at terms it might be, but not been successful.

 

Interestingly, if I use term 'tractor deep bed preparation', only one image out of 172,645 appears and it looks nothing like mine. This demonstrates the power of using the correct keywords.

Yes, that's a tiller/harrow not a bed shaper

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What everyone else said -- bed shaping after plowing with the ones on the right and sowing with a drill on the left (large apparatus behind the tractor).  Raised beds. 

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6 hours ago, aphperspective said:

Looks very similar to bed forming for a potato crop used in Norfolk if its any help.

Andy

These were taken in Norfolk at Burnham Overy (Maybe you know that already from the current title) 

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2 hours ago, MizBrown said:

What everyone else said -- bed shaping after plowing with the ones on the right and sowing with a drill on the left (large apparatus behind the tractor).  Raised beds. 

I am getting a bit confused now. I thought the ones on the left were bed shaping not the right, as per the original photos I posted? 

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50 minutes ago, andremichel said:

I am getting a bit confused now. I thought the ones on the left were bed shaping not the right, as per the original photos I posted? 

I never could tell left from right 😀

 

In the third photo it is the ones on the left bed shaping, the two on the right drilling.

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56 minutes ago, John Richmond said:

I never could tell left from right 😀

 

In the third photo it is the ones on the left bed shaping, the two on the right drilling.

👍

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1 hour ago, Mark Baigent said:

Ask the farmer?

 

Yes I should have asked. I just assumed it was a common activity that I could easily figure out by looking at existing Alamy images.

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1 hour ago, Johnnie5 said:

I would use "seed bed preparation" which brings up quite a few images on alamy.  You may want to add "mechanized" to that also.

Thanks I'll add these.

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Keywording.......I would put 'John Deere' (make of tractor) in. Also 'arable' and 'mechanised' too.

 

I sometimes drive tractors. Quite an experience driving a brand new John Deere compared to an old tractor from 40 years ago.

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1 minute ago, AlbertSnapper said:

Keywording.......I would put 'John Deere' (make of tractor) in. Also 'arable' and 'mechanised' too.

 

I sometimes drive tractors. Quite an experience driving a brand new John Deere compared to an old tractor from 40 years ago.

Thanks. This thread is proving to be very worthwhile.

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