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Shallow Ploughing of Leys – Comparison of Different Plough and Cultivator Types

{Tool} Shallow Ploughing of Leys – Comparison of Different Plough and Cultivator Types. [Flacher Kunstwiesenumbruch: Vergleich von Schälpflügen, Grubbern und Geohobeln.] Creator(s): Alföldi, Thomas. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. OK-Net Arable Tool Description. (2015)

[thumbnail of Youtube-video] Video (MPEG) - German/Deutsch (Youtube-video)

Document available online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H1-wVjUi2Y


The ploughing of a meadow to a maximum depth of 10 cm to perform a strip-till is a great challenge.
At a machine demonstration of FiBL, the performances of six ploughing devices, namely two different plough models, two shallow cultivators and two machines driven by a power takeoff (PTO), were compared.
All machines could plough the leys at a maximum depth of 10 cm under the given conditions, but gave different field surface results.
The film shows how the presented devices work and how successful they are.
The choice of a machine for a specific farm is highly dependent on the prevailing soil conditions, the weed pressure and its crop rotation, and should be carefully considered.

Summary translation

Das Umbrechen einer Wiese auf maximal 10 cm Tiefe ist eine grosse Herausforderung. An einer Maschinenvorführung des FiBL wurden zwei Pflugmodelle, zwei Flachgrubber sowie zwei zapfwellengetriebene Geräte im Einsatz verglichen. Alle Maschinen konnten unter den gegebenen Bedingungen die Kunstwiese auf einer Tiefe von maximal 10 cm umbrechen, lieferten jedoch unterschiedliche Resultate. Der Film zeigt, wie die verschiedenen Geräte die Aufgabe bewältigen. Welche Maschine auf welchen Betrieb passt, hängt stark von den Bodenverhältnissen, dem Unkrautdruck und den angebauten Kulturen ab und muss gut überlegt sein.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Examine machinery for the shallow ploughing of old leys!
What problem does the tool address?:Deep soil cultivation affects its quality, and so, machines with shallow ploughing depth have been developed. They do a good job tilling a cropped field, but to plough a ley is a bit harder for them.
What solution does the tool offer?:It presents machines that are also able to plough leys in a sufficient way.
Type of Practice Tool:Video
Theme:Soil quality and fertility, Weed management
Keywords:farming system, management measures, weed management
Keywords:arable farming, farm equipment, weed control, crop management, soil fertility, soil quality, management measures, weed management
Agrovoc keywords:
arable farming
farm equipment
weed control
crop management
soil fertility
soil quality
Subjects: Soil
Farming Systems > Buildings and machinery
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable > Selected tools
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Advisory Service
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/31139, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H1-wVjUi2Y
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:31139
Deposited On:26 Jan 2017 07:25
Last Modified:22 Mar 2021 09:08
Document Language:German/Deutsch

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