Kverneland e-drill with integrated a-drill seeder

The right concept for sustainable and efficient farming.

Kverneland e-drill with integrated a-drill seeder

Kverneland has integrated the well-known a-drill onto the e-drill power-harrow mounted seed drill. This extra seeder with separate hopper and metering device will allow for the application of an additional type of seed or fertiliser, extending the scope of application of the e-drill even further.

Sustainable and efficient
There are good reasons to promote the establishment of additional crops or to apply extra nutrients whilst seeding. An additional crop will suppress weed growth but not compete with the leading crop. The extra crop catches the mineral nitrogen in the soil, as well as air nitrogen, when mixing with leguminous plants, transforming it into organic nitrogen. Thus, nitrogen will still be available for the next crops. Fertilisers are applied with precision to support plant growth, specifically during youth development avoiding its wash-out into groundwater.

All this will be a major contribution to sustainable farming by encouraging root development, reducing the risk of erosion and increasing biodiversity and humus content. Sustainability will protect farmers’ most valuable asset: the soil. Utmost efficiency and cost saving is achieved by the combined application of various types of seeds and/or fertiliser all in one pass.

South of Stenungsund, Anrås Gård is run, so far as a leasehold, by Pontus and Mathilda Sandén. The milking parlour, with a tied-up system of short stalls and tube milking, was rebuilt after a fire in 1994 and has room for 55 yearling cows and recruitment. On a nearby farm that the couple also leases, there is a stable with room for 120 bulls that are raised for slaughter. These are partly the farm's own dairy bulls and partly bulls that are bought half a year old in the autumn and sent for slaughter about a year later.

Confidence with Kverneland

Pontus and Mathilda Sandén believe in a future in agriculture. The planning of a new stable with robotic milking and a substantial increase in the numbe...