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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

Contractor modifies Vaderstad Tempo to sow maize and grass

Maize and grass are now common bedfellows, but getting them growing together usually involves making a mid-season drilling pass that risks clattering maize plants and disturbing soil. Not so for…

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…

MAIZE DRILLS

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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MAIZE DRILLS

Bespoke Landwrx drill adds to undersowing options

A new purpose-built drill for sowing a catch crop between rows of maize is set to add to the growing list of machines offering this increasingly popular technique. Designed and…

MAIZE DRILLS

Vaderstad launches biggest ever Tempo drill

Vaderstad has built its biggest-ever Tempo precision drill, capable of sowing 32 rows in a single pass. The high-speed seeder has narrower 375mm spacings than the smaller Tempo models, achieved…

MAIZE DRILLS

Jacto builds colossal 470hp, 30m-wide self-propelled drill

Anyone willing to pay whatever it takes to get their crops sown in double-quick time will be casting an envious eye at Brazilian maker Jacto’s new articulated self-propelled drill. The…

MAIZE DRILLS

Flexible wheel helps seed placement on Vaderstad Tempo

A new rubber wheel to help seed-to-soil contact at high sowing speeds has been added to Vaderstad’s Tempo maize drills. The Prostop wheel has rubber spokes to help press the…

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MACHINERY

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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