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Case studies


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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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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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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