Soil compaction? Learn the gains in yield soil decompaction can provide you with Fox cultivator
How do you prepare soil for no-till farming? Due to machine and implement traffic in the crop field, it is common to occur soil compaction that consequently impacts on productivity. To assist the farmer in this crucial stage, Stara has developed the first cultivator for Precision Agriculture in Brazil, Fox. It saves 70% of straw and consequently keeps a large part of soil surface protected, different from conventional cultivators that save 25% only.
Its shanks penetrate the soil and break the compacted layer, allowing roots deepening, which can absorb more water and nutrients. It allows for better plant roots development and reduces the erosion caused by rainwater runoff.
Fox cultivator shanks also reduce soil disturbance and require less tractor power, reducing fuel consumption by 25% since they provide narrower furrows.
According to studies carried out by Projeto Aquarius together with Stara, they have proven gains in yield Fox can provide you with. Areas in which Fox cultivator has worked, along with cover crop, divided into management zones, there was a yield increase of 7.5% in the low zone, 4.7% in the medium zone and 3.0% in the high zone in the soybean crop.
Another advantage Fox can provide is the KS seed kit, an optional feature comprised of a hopper by gravity to seed cover crops such as oats and brachiaria. The seeds spreading system is activated through the levelling roller by chains, in addition to being performed along with soil decompaction, resulting in cost reduction and farmer time optimization.
Fox cultivator can provide you with a quality soil prepared for planting.