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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…

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

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…

MAIZE DRILLS

Horsch Maestro drill gets new precision metering system

An overpressure metering system, badged Airspeed, has joined the spec list of Horsch's latest Maestro precision drill models. This gives buyers a choice of singulation setups across the range, with…

MAIZE DRILLS

KV Optima drill gets mid-mounted seed hopper

A drawbar-fitted seed hopper has been developed for Kverneland’s Optima TF Profi SX precision drill to speed up the filling process. The mid-mounted unit is available on the eight-row model,…

MAIZE DRILLS

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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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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