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Stubble cultivation

A broad programme for stubble cultivation and preparation for mulch seeding

In recent years, the aims of stubble cultivation have changed in many places. In the past, stubble cultivation was mainly employed to control weeds and loosen the soil, but most fields are nowadays largely free from weeds, with very few weeds still producing seeds in crops. Modern combine harvesters with extremely wide cutting units need to process very large volumes of straw, which harvesters are often unable to chop optimally and distribute across the full working width. It is particularly important to incorporate volunteer cereals and these large volumes of organic matter intensively when seeding a subsequent crop into mulch. At the same time, capillary action needs to be disrupted during the first stubble cultivation pass to prevent moisture from being lost. Once volunteer cereals have emerged, seeding into mulch takes place at greater depths in order to reduce the density of straw in the topsoil and thus to improve the emergence conditions for the subsequent crop.

LEMKEN offers a wide range of compact disc harrows and cultivators that allows forward-thinking farmers and contract farmers to adapt their approach to stubble and primary soil cultivation ideally to their individual locations, soils and given crop rotations:

Compact disc harrows

Versatile all-rounders

Our comprehensive range of compact disc harrows positions our customers ideally for both conventional and mulch seeding approaches. read more

Cultivators

Optimal stubble cultivation

The Kristall and Karat cultivators produce optimal results in stubble cultivation and can also be used for seedbed preparation for mulch seeding. read more

Pre-cultivator

Perfect for reduced soil cultivation

The versatile pre-cultivator topas is an all-roundern that siuts a wide range of needs. read more

Pre-loosener

Loosening without ploughing

The Dolomit pre-loosener loosens the soil across the full surface, especially before a pass with a rotary harrow/seed drill combination, and is suitable for a universal range of applications. read more

Subsoiler

High speeds of work with low power requirements

The reliable Labrador subsoiler is ideal for loosening tramlines and breaking up compacted soils. read more