When farming, the ultimate goal is to achieve high yields. What also matters is how much effort and time growing crops takes. Ideally, the ratio of yields to inputs is as profitable as possible for the farmer. Scientists developing modern technologies try to meet the expectations of farmers looking for effective and efficient solutions. The strip till technology emerged in this way.

Strip Till seed drilling – what is it?

The main difference between strip till seed drilling and classic tillage is that simultaneously in a single pass of the machine you can:

  • strip-till your field;
  • seed drill;
  • apply fertilisers.

Our implements are capable of cutting and loosening the soil, and recompacting and pressing it at the same time. Some of the solutions have special seed drill attachments for sowing specific types of crops, which makes the job even easier.

The strip-tillage system promotes mulch growth on the soil surface, which is to protect the soil (it also acts as an insulation layer). This is important as the soil is more likely to crust over, erode (both due to water and wind) and dry out with insufficient amounts of mulch. It is also worth noting that the use of our method results in lower carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere than with standard cultivation.

Agricultural strip-till seed drills are designed to be integrated both with a drill and a spreader. The strip-till system has gained widespread popularity, as crops grown in this way include maize, soya bean, rapeseed, sunflower and sugar beets.

Strip till – advantages

In conventional methods, tillage and drill steps were completed separately, which meant that you needed more time for them. A routine factor itself, but fuel is also worth mentioning, as operating more machines means higher operating costs too. Saving fertilisers is of equal importance. Strip till seed drilling is more precise than the conventional methods. You can apply the fertiliser directly to the plant and not to the area around it. Not only does this save the fertiliser, but also prevents weed nutrition, which is a rather troublesome phenomenon. An interesting fact, boars are less likely to be of interested in such farmland, which can also be regarded as an advantage of strip tillage.

Growing crops using the strip till technology also allows farmers to achieve what is most important, that is, higher yields. As more nutrients are delivered to the plants, this, however, is not the only reason. The soil itself is also worth mentioning. Modern agricultural seed drills loosen it so that the soil is a friendlier environment for germination. When these two factors are combined, the result is enriching soil biological life, and this creates ideal conditions for plant growth. Seed drilling maize, soya bean, sunflowers and canola using the strip till method is so popular because it is a great, more cost-effective and productive option than ploughing.

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