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Stubble cultivation

stubble cultivation

Everything for stubble cultivation

LEMKEN offers a wide product range of compact disc harrows and cultivators to enable the forward-looking farmer and contractor to implement a coordinated strategy of stubble cultivation and basic soil cultivation for mulch sowing, depending on the location, soil and prevailing crop rotation.

In the process, implements with different tillage intensities, such as the Heliodor and Rubin compact disc harrows or the Koralin, Kristall and Karat cultivators, can be linked to form intelligent process chains. In this way, all crop production requirements can be optimally taken into account at low process costs.

Targets of stubble cultivation

  • Creating germ conditions for volunteer seeds
  • Regulating the water balance of the soil
  • Straw management
  • Controlling weeds and animal pathogens (mice and snails)
  • Levelling the field
  • Incorporating lime and fertiliser (slurry, fermentation residues, manure, etc.)

Compact disc harrows

Versatile all-rounders

When high working speeds with excellent mixing action are required, compact disc harrows are the implement of choice. Their rotating tools guarantee high mixing intensity and reliably cut up crop residues. Therefore, they are not susceptible to clogging, even with large amounts of organic matter. LEMKEN offers a comprehensive range of short disc harrows for both conventional methods and mulch seeding.

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Perfect from shallow to deep

LEMKEN cultivators cover the entire range from ultra-flat stubble cultivation to basic soil cultivation.

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System carrier

A single carrier for any use

The LEMKEN system carriers offer the  possibility to use different LEMKEN implements with a single carriage efficiently in the field.

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The challenges of stubble cultivation

Agriculture is subject to constant change and must constantly adapt to new challenges. The severe drought of recent years has taken its toll on the soil, and water is becoming an even more precious resource. This makes it all the more important to find new alternatives and solutions for the careful cultivation of agricultural land.

Incorporate the straw into the soil

Modern combine harvesters with wide headers have to handle large volumes of straw. Often the chopper cannot cut it properly, or distribute it over the full working width. However, these large volumes of organic matter and volunteer cereals must be uniformly incorporated if the following crop is to be established without ploughing.

Preserve moisture

The first stubble cultivation must break the capillaries, in order to prevent soil moisture loss, as soon as possible after harvest. If the next crop is to be mulch drilled, the soil will need to be cultivated again later after emergence of weeds and volunteers. This operation will be at a greater depth to remove compaction, and mix the chopped straw throughout the soil profile.