The single pass cultivates both deep and shallow and then places the seed at a controlled depth. This ensures the seed is planted in close contact with the aerated moist fine crumb structured soil. By loosening lower down the soil profile, vigorous growth is encouraged by deep rooting of the plant.
The Mzuri one pass system only involves the tillage of a targeted area, whilst leaving crop residue on the surface – retaining moisture, organic matter and vastly increasing worm activity and fertility. Typical fuel usage is 18 l/ha.
A one pass system makes a dramatic reduction in labour usage in crop establishment – 2.8 hours /ha.
Long stubble protects the soil from capping and erosion. Chopped straw remaining on the surface provides a barrier to evaporation and encourages vital worm activity. By not inverting the soil there are huge reductions of CO2 and N2O emissions.
The unique sub-surface tillage drill provides the ideal soil environment for each seed to germinate quickly and grow to achieve its full potential. Band placement of fertiliser provides the young plant with the essential nutrients for early establishment.
Multiple passes with cultivation machinery are very damaging to the soil structure causing compaction and destroying the soil fauna environment. Soil compaction in the seed bed results in water saturation in the top layer and causes oxygen and nutrient starvation at the seedling roots.
Mzuri has extensive knowledge as a designer and manufacturer of agricultural machinery, along with experience from farming, Mzuri are best placed to help realise the profitability of the arable farm business.
Mzuri Pro-Til 3T drilling OSR into surface straw directly behind the combine. Maximum moisture retention. Maximum carbon returned to the soil. Perfect crop establishment. Perfect for the environment
Mzuri’s new Rezult marks a major advance in straw and stale seedbed management, and the ideal tool to control Black-grass, cut slug activity and accelerate straw decomposition.
Come and see the Mzuri Team at Tillage Live 2015. We will also have The Pro-Til Drill, Rehab Seeder and Rezult Rake on the stand.