Seedbed preparation – the basis for high yields

An optimum seedbed is the basis for an even field emergence, thus for high yields.

Seedbed preparation – the basis for high yields

For demanding crops with certain seed vitality and germinating properties, the seedbed will be of major importance and impact on an even field emergence and plant development.  On the one hand, seed-to soil contact is needed to give the seeds access to capillary water from deeper soil layers. The seed coverage, on the other hand, requires a weatherproof fine crumbled and uniform reconsolidated seedbed. Ideally, seedbed preparation should not be deeper than the sowing depth. Structural weaknesses of the soil must be improved in many places by deeper processing, but avoided in wet conditions and heavier soils. The goal is to reduce the number of passes as much as possible to maintain soil aggregates and to ensure uniform reconsolidation.

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Kverneland offer different seedbed cultivators which vary in configurations and options to meet any individual requirements:

The TLD covers three working zones with a levelling bar or clod board in the front, followed by 5 rows of tines for cultivation and finally a wide range of rollers to ensure the consolidation of the soil to leave a perfectly crumbled and weatherproof seedbed.  

The TLG is the heavy-duty precision cultivator designed for the optimum preparation of seedbeds for sugar beet, potatoes and vegetables. It consists of four working zones: the robust levelling board in the front, an effective cage roller for depth control, four rows of effective S-tines for cultivation and crushing followed by a finger harrow or a single or double roller at the rear for crumbling and consolidation. This combination makes the TLG an ideal cultivator for the preparation of a very firm, levelled and fine seedbed.