The cultivator, purchased last year to replace a power harrow, has not only been key to creating a good seedbed, but also allowed drilling operations to start more quickly than with the power harrow, says Mr Thompson.
As grain harvesters capture and sort weed seeds the grain harvesting process presents an excellent opportunity to intercept and destroy weed seeds by damaging them as they exit the grain harvester in the chaff fraction.
The 2018 Russian wheat harvest stood at 54.6MT (million tonnes) from 16.2Mha (million hectares) compared with 60.5MT from 14.5MHa at the same date last year, Russia’s Ministry of Agriculture reported on 22 August.
Autonomous farm machinery created as part of the project entitled ‘Hands Free Hectare’ successfully tended and harvested the 2017 crop of spring barley, and at the time of writing, the 2018 crop of winter-sown wheat is being harvested.
A combine draper header perfectly adapted for the European market has been developed thanks to more than six years of research by the Canadian-based harvester specialist company, reveals Mr von Riedesel.