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Precision planters for forage maize and energy crops are now high-tech with electric metering drives, GPS section control, soil moisture sensing and dual hybrid planting by variable rate zoning from makers Amazone, Horsch, John Deere, Kuhn, Kverneland, Lemken, Maschio and Vaderstad.

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MAIZE DRILLS

Duo of Italian drills provide ultimate row width flexibility

It wasn’t long ago that forage maize was a rare sight in the East of England, but after AD plants started appearing, the popular AD feedstock crop is now a…

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Home-built drill gets grass cover into growing maize crops

Overwintered maize stubbles can be a serious trouble spot for soil erosion and nutrient leaching into watercourses. A popular method for sorting them out is to rip up the ground…

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Vaderstad's Tempo moves rows for wider tramlines

Growers wishing to spread slurry in standing maize and sugar beet crops now have the option of putting in tramlines to reduce damage to standing crops with Vaderstad’s Tempo Wide…

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Agritechnica 2019: Forigo drill sows maize under plastic

Italian drill maker Forigo has developed an unusual way of sowing maize under plastic. Its ModulaJet drill lays biodegradable film before firing the seed in an air stream through the…

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Agritechnica 2019: Agrokraft introduces one-pass maize drill

German firm Agrokraft has been building cultivation equipment and drills in Cologne for the past 15 years and has recently introduced a one-pass strip-till maize planter. See also: How a Sussex…

MAIZE DRILLS

Agritechnica 2019: Amazone debuts pressurised-metering drill

After years of using the vacuum principle for maize seed singulation, Amazone has introduced a pressurised wheel metering system for its Precea models. The option is available on its 9m,…

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Maize drills - what's on the market

The tediously slow job that used to be drilling maize is being transformed by a new generation of machines that work with precision at much faster speeds. Peter Hill reports…

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