Review of the Field Day near Magaliesburg!

On the occasion of the Field Day that took place in the middle of March, approx. 250 sales partners and farmers seized the opportunity to exchange experiences and to discover the latest technology.

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Water capacity of different soils

Average reading time: 5 minutes
The water capacity of different soils plays a major role for the water supply of plants. This capacity depends on factors like soil pores, soil type and humus content. The water supply can be influenced by various factors like ploughing, direct seeding and mulch seeding.

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Singulation of cereals – nothing new but more relevant than ever before with regard to resource efficiency  

Average reading time about 4 minutes
For more than 10 years, HORSCH has been focusing intensively on the singulation of cereals. It is nothing new, but the longtime experiences with this system show the potentials and also the limits. With regard to the changing conditions, do the potentials now outweigh the limits? And what are the benefits? 

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Slippage and bulldozing effect as fuel guzzlers (III)

Average reading time: 4 minutes
In the first two parts of this blog series, we focused on the parameters that can be changed directly at the tyre to work in a soil-conserving way. Air pressure adjustment and different tyre dimensions were pointed out as solutions. Thus, the contact area pressure can be reduced, and the soil can be protected sustainably.

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Soil compaction and tyre dimensions (II)

Average reading time: 4 minutes
In the first part of our blog series, we dealt with the basic situation and the problem of soil compaction. In addition, we described possible parameters for solving the problem. In the second part of this blog series, these points will be discussed in more detail and substantiated with figures and examples.

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Soil conservation vs. heavy machines (I)

Average reading time: 4 min
The danger of soil compaction caused by large, heavy and wide machines is nothing new. Because of their weight, the soil is compacted to such an extent that the pressure destroys its structure, and it can no longer fulfil its essential functions.

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The beginnings of conservation farming

Average reading time: 4 min
A lot of different factors played a role with regard to the boom of conservation farming in France. Frédéric Thomas, farmer, pioneer and founder of the trade magazine TCS, looks back.

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HORSCH Avatar 12.25 SD – new series with new equipment options

The universal HORSCH Avatar 12.25 SD has been equipped with some new equipment options, e.g. a new control concept. The intuitive handling concept based on ISOBUS makes it easier for the farmer to adjust, operate and monitor his technology.

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Versa KR – technical innovations and a brilliant metering made by HORSCH

The metering system is a particularly innovative feature of the seed drill Versa KR. The main focus of the mechanical seed drill is on the electrically driven metering on the countershaft.

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