International Sugar Journal

Precision seed drill tests in Germany/Franconia 2009-2011 [Full subscriber]

Field trials were conducted on luvisol during 2009-2011 around Seligenstadt (near Würzburg,Germany) to compare five 12 row precision seed drills. Four of the five drills were operated mechanically and the fifth, pneumatically. The central aim was to study the efficacy of these drills regarding spacing accuracy and field emergence at different speeds (6, 8, 10 km/h) and on plots that were either ploughed or mulched with mustard plants or straw. Additionally, the impact of various clamping tools (rear packers) was also evaluated. Of the five drills, the one from Vicon performed the best for the parameters tested, but the others…

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