Preparation and sowing of crop has developed and changed dramatically in the past 30 years. It used to be standard practice to burn leftover stubble before one-way ploughing and cultivating if necessary. These methods left very fine powdery soil with low organic matter and high levels of erosion.
The next practice to be become popular was zero-till – an improvement but having its own problems.
So we knew there had to be a better way. Now there is a system that has been working extremely well… Strat-Till.
- If there is leftover stubble a BROOKFIELD knockdown Chain will flatten and crimp stubble, mainly leaving it attached and starting the breakdown process.
- With summer rains – The ChainBar with Disc Chain is used to work over the stubble, mulching it into the top 30mm or so of soil and giving a high weedkill as well.
- If a further weedkill is required a Disc Chain is run across again – sometimes incorporating chemical or fertilizer. This system retains moisture to the maximum, builds up organic matter and stirs up microbial activity.
- The SuperDrill is then used to sow into this enriched seedbed with sowing chains.
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