Getting winter-ready on tillage farms largely involves preparing machinery for storage or operation in low temperatures. However, it may also be useful to prepare your buildings and yard for the winter period where we are likely to see more frequent storms, frosty temperatures, sleet and snow.

In general, it is good practice to store machinery inside over winter. However, rarely can growers store all machines inside, so prioritise the machines that are most sensitive to weather. These include your fertiliser spreader, sprayer, drill and harvest equipment. Leave them clean and greased before moving indoors and be sure to check the antifreeze levels in all the engines.