Being able to perform stubble cultivation at both shallow and medium depths as well as topsoil seedbed preparation for mulch sowing with a single implement saves investment and operating costs.
The LEMKEN Karat 12 intensive cultivator allows fields to be cultivated at various levels, whether at a shallow, medium or greater depth. With shallow cultivation during the first pass, the specially shaped wing shares incorporate volunteer cereals and organic matter into the soil close to the surface. Volunteer cereals remain in the top soil layer, where they can germinate quickly.
The second pass is then completed about two weeks later: the same cultivator is used to work at a depth of about 10–15 cm. The wing shares of the cultivator cut underneath the volunteer regrowth, slice it off across the full surface and uproot any seedlings. At the same time, the Karat 12 intensive cultivator intensively incorporates straw and organic matter and distributes it evenly across the soil.