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Soil tillage encompasses a wide range of actions and activities, yet its goal is singular: to maintain productive conditions in agricultural systems, starting with soil health.
The evolution of mechanised solution in agricultural field keeps on growing. This fact is confirmed by the number of registered patents all over the world in agricultural sector listed by the database “EspaceNet” based on the data coming from the European Patent Office (Epo).
The first thing to do when talking about the maintenance of agricultural machinery is to divide the topic between ordinary and extraordinary.
When agrotechnics are directly identified with the reference crops, it means that they are fundamental: we are talking about soil hoeing and its crucial role for corn, sugar beet, soy, tobacco and many horticultural crops, called, not surprisingly, "crops”.
Among the various procedures about cultivating tomatoes, the mulching of the soil with biodegradable film plays a fundamental role for the yield and the quality of berries.
Since its inception, about 20,000 years ago, agriculture has evolved into a system that can provide as much food as possible to the world’s population at the lowest possible cost. As a result, today, farmers – especially those engaged in "commodity" crops, such as rice, corn, soya and wheat – suffer from a generalized drop in profitability, linked to international markets, characterized by extremely fluctuating prices.
Shredders are essential work tools in agriculture sector. However, there are different types on the market – each related to a different use – and choosing the right one based on your needs can prove complicated.
After the plough, the power harrow is the oldest and most important tool for soil working. If the first, rudimentary examples of this machine were used only for covering seeds after their distribution nowadays their uses are many.
Did you know that conservative soil tillage, an alternative to classic deep ploughing, is attracting more and more interest among farmers? Among these, the most “extreme” choice is precisely no-till seeding: an agronomic technique that involves the use of specific seed drills capable of working on soil that has not yet been processed.