Know How / Maize drills

Case studies


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…


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 adds eight-row option to Tempo maize drill range

A high-speed Tempo L8 maize drill has been launched by Vaderstad, which joins its current 12- and 18-row offerings. The new eight-row model has a 3,000-litre fertiliser hopper and row…


Accurate placement from Kuhn's Maxima drills

Kuhn recently chose the Lamma show to preview its new Maxima 3 range of precision drills. The 12-model line-up is available in six- to 12-row format and is capable of…


Autonomous robots drill a 50ha maize crop

Controlled by an app, a French technology company has built three highly accurate robots that are cultivating, drilling and caring for a 50ha crop of maize, completely autonomously. The project…

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Test and reviews


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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