Mzuri, specialists in conservation tillage, have confirmed their attendance at Groundswell show and conference. Focusing on reduced cultivation practices, the event will be taking place in Hitchin, Hertfordshire on 30th June. As well as showcasing their innovative single pass drill system, Mzuri’s technical staff will be on their stand to advise visitors on best strip tillage techniques and successful soil management. Visitors will also get a chance to see the Pro-Til 3T Select – Mzuri’s trailed three metre machine in action.
Mzuri’s system is based on three key elements – selective tillage, leaving crop residue on the surface and wider row spacing – a combination of which, according to the manufacturer, allows growers to achieve the best output at a reduced cost. Mzuri’s Pro-Til Select one-pass drills cultivate a narrow strip of soil and place a band of fertiliser under the seed to aid root development. The machines award high leg clearance for maximum surface straw flow which helps to improve soil fertility, retain moisture and prevent erosion. Pro-Til Select offers unparalleled seeding depth accuracy for even germination and dual soil reconsolidation for best seed to soil contact. Additionally, the Mzuri Select series gives users a choice of 333mm and 666mm row spacings to best suit the crop – a feature that provides the plant with the optimum level of light interception. Getting the light right is essential for healthy crop development and wider spacing in some crops such as oilseed rape and maize is an important contributing factor towards higher yields.
In addition to the above mentioned features, the trailed Pro-Til Select 3T unit in demonstration will be fitted with the new ISOBUS compatible drill management system with variable seed rate function.
Also on display will be Mzuri’s Rezult straw rake which is ideal for stale seedbed preparation. Featuring extra-long 28” tines, Rezult produces a light tilth to stimulate weed germination and disturb slug habitats. Followed by a blanket application of non-selective herbicide, this creates the perfect environment for drilling.