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The Machine for All-Year-Round Planting, Seeding, Fertilizing and Corn Stubble Processing

In a single pass, the Oekosem Rotor-Strip-Till process creates a perfect seedbed for all cultivation in rows. The unprocessed strips protect against erosion and store water. Fertilize, deep loosen, cultivate and sow, all in a single pass. This saves time and money, and maintains the strong yield capability of the ground.

The non-ploughing Rotor-Strip-Till process, developed in Switzerland, has been successfully used for more than 25 years. In this way, despite for instance increasingly dry conditions, the yields have remained high, due to the water-retention properties of the intermediate strips.

The Oekosem is available in various strip pitches and widths. The Oekosem can also be used for cultivation of sugar beet. The newly developed crush rotor tool also allows the Oekosem to be converted for turning over stubble. This means the Oekosem is utilised all the year round.

Water Conservation
In water conservation areas the tillage system Oekosem can effectively heighten the retention potential of the soil through no-till strips which store and buffer nutrients as well as filter pesticides. Also, Oekosem strip-till potentially reduces the necessity to use pesticides in the first place.

Fighting European Corn Borer
After harvest, the Oekosem can be retrofitted to be used as corn stubble processing tool. The soon to be patented tool is effectively fraying the corn stubble including the rootstock so that the European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis) doesn’t find any residue that could be used for it’s overwintering. At the same time, you can add the doublerow planter Baertschi Duo-Drill to the machine and plant a winter-hardy cover crop in that one single pass.

How Rotor-Strip-Till System really works?
The soil in the tilled strip is mixed with the applied fertilizer, finely crumbled and therewith prepared for seeding. The sub-soiling tines which are fitted in between the rotavator knives can be easily adjusted to the desired depth in which the soil is to be loosened. Within the strip, the soil is lifted into the rotavator with the wide wing shares so that the soil is settling back down a little after the rotavator has passed. This is to avoid any hard-panning through smearing of the rotavator. At the same time, this stimulates strong root growth and a penetration of roots into even deep layers of the soil.

MS TWIN - Twin Row vacuum precision planter

HIGH SOWING DENSITY - Greater yield equal surface area


MS TWIN is the twin row precision planter unit of the MS-8000 range, with double disc coulter, allowing for twin rows to be sown using a quincunx technique.
The MaterMacc MS TWIN unit allows the operator to sow at a distance of 22 cm between the twin rows.
The sowing machine can be configured from 2 to 12 twin rows.


THE ADVANTAGES of the MaterMacc MS Twin unit are:


» The units when mounted are aligned and not offset

» No obstruction between the narrow gauge wheels.

» Minimal distance between the frame and the sowing element with subsequent lighter load on the lifter

» Synchrony of the twin rows kept constant as the sowing distance varies

» Option of excluding rows from sowing        

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