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October
11
2017

TV-Beitrag: Das Super-Unkraut !

October 11th, 2017

Multiresistente Unkräuter breiten sich immer weiter auf landwirtschaftlichen Flächen aus. Mit Herbiziden ist das sogenannte Superweed nicht wirksam zu stoppen. Ein Beispiel: der Ackerfuchsschwanz, eine anspruchslose einheimische Gras-Art. | mehr.

September
29
2017

Agritechnica Innovation - hoe & spray

September 29th, 2017

Hoe & Spray Combination
Traditional hoeing with savings of spraying agents of up to 70%

Spraying and hoeing are carried out in a single passage. In early stages spraying can be applied directly onto the row of plants because, beet and maize plants are still product resistant.

Later on, when the plants are larger and more sensitive, the specified reduced volume is sprayed under the leaves using two spray nozzles. The leaves are lifted using leaf lifters to protect the crop plant and to avoid slowing down growth. Between the rows, the Vibro blades efficiently hose the weeds mechanically, without the use of chemicals, and loosen the soil for improved root aeration.

Spraying and hoeing are carried out by a single machine combination with each passage. This saves on both labour and spraying agent costs, and protects the environment. The working width of the Hoe&Spray combination depends on the sowing width. The system is available up to a width of 24 rows/12 metres.

September
29
2017

Agritechnica Innovation - Disc ridgers cover weeds in the soya field

September 29th, 2017

Lights off for weeds

In organic soya farming, the complete row is covered over using the new Schmotzer disc ridger. In the stage of growth up to 10 cm, the soya plants grow clear of the soil within a single day, while the weeds remain covered. No other form of mechanical weeding is more effective.

The disc ridgers from Schmotzer can be adapted to the crop plant rows and the soil conditions. Soil is built up into a ridge on the row of plants thereby depriving the weeds of the light they need to grow. A comparable weed prevention effect is achieved by raising ridges right up to the crop plant in field bean and maize farming.

Effective mechanical weed prevention all around the crop plant without the use of chemicals. A must for organic farming.

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