Strip Till with optional root-level liquid manure fertilization
- Strip tillage that is gentle on soil and environmentally friendly with optional root-level liquid manure fertilization
- Save time and money by combining multiple steps into one
- Liquid manure deposited at two different depths
- Strip Till system for an extremely wide range of crops and soil conditions
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XTill - soil-conserving, strip soil cul-tivation using the Strip Till method
With the XTill, Vogelsang enables soil-conserving strip tillage, with or without root-level liquid manure fer-tilization. The Strip Till method combines the advantages of no-till and conventional soil cultivation approaches. Multiple work steps are combined into a single step. Plow-ing, deep tillage, seed bed condi-tioning and liquid manure incorpora-tion are accomplished in a single pass, saving time and money.
But this results in more than just economic benefits for the farm. This method brings several other im-portant advantages in terms of plant cultivation as well. Due to the fact that only part of the surface is tilled in strips, the untilled parts remains covered with plant remnants. This protects against soil erosion, harmful compaction, and also evaporation. With this type of tillage, the lane is located on the untilled section. This not only makes the ground better to drive on, it also keeps the soil's pore system intact for water infiltration. The soil warms up very quickly in the tilled strips, creating optimal germination and growth conditions for crops. Liquid manure is spread at the same time as the ground is tilled and is deposited precisely where plants need nutrients: around their roots. Few emissions are produced in this process. This precise deposition reduces the need for mineral fertilizers.