Crops need nitrogen and phosphate. These substances end up in soil and water if they are not or insufficiently absorbed by the crop. Maize growers should sow a catch crop when maize is cultivated on sand or loess soil. This prevents excessive nitrogen leaching in autumn and winter.
By under-sowing grass in maize with a length of 40 to 50 centimetres, the soil life is stimulated and minerals are retained earlier and better. In addition, there will already be a catch crop present after the maize harvest, so no tillage will need to be carried out. Zinger Mechanisatie combines in one machine a ZIBO Hoe bar with a ZIBO pneumatic seed drill to meet the catch crop requirement of one pass. Zinger Mechanisatie has built this combi-machine specifically for this application, where the structure and the weight of the frame is fitting for its use in maize cultivation, so that little power is required and therefore a light tractor can be used. The pneumatic seed drill ensures an even release, in which the grass is sown evenly between the maize rows via a deflector plate and vibrating or brake tines behind the hoes. The ZIBO Hoe and Seed Drill combination is available as an 8- and a 6-row version.
Benefits ZIBO Maize Hoe and Seed dril combination:
■ Better use of minerals
■ Better soil life
■ Minimum soil pollution
■ Weed control
■ Saving on time and mechanisation costs