We would like to extend our thanks to all the visitors who came to see our stand in Pavilion P where we presented more than 13 machines and exhibits at an exhibition area of nearly 900 m2. The prominent feature of the exposition was the modern, versatile wide-mesh share cultivator Fantom PRO with a mesh of 12.5 meters which has been awarded the Grand Prix nomination. At Techagro, this machine intended for tillage and loosening up to a depth of 15cm had its Czech premiere. The exhibit on display was fitted with 4 different kinds of rear rollers, and it was also demonstrated how to disassemble the rollers easily. Furthermore, 3 versions of working sections, chisel and arrow-shaped shares were introduced. The premiere of Farmet Strip-Till for strip-tillage of soil for wide-row crops (maize), with the option to apply granulated fertilizer to the root area of crops, with a design for 8 rows and spacing of 75cm, was hot news. The sowing machine and tool carrier Falcon SW was also presented here to the Czech public for the first time. Falcon SW allows aggregation with various types of seeding sections. The seeding bar for narrow-row seeding with a mesh of 9m was also introduced for the first time.
Micro drill is a sowing unit designed for sowing of catch crops or for direct sowing of grasses. The sowing unit can be mounted on different types of Farmet machines with the working span from 2.1 to 12 metres depending on the used type of fan. The fan type is always selected according to machine span in combination with the planned type of the seed that will be used predominantly. The hopper with volume of 200 litres easily accessible thanks to the smart design.
The technology of strip-till is experiencing a revival, namely due to the growing pressure on the application of anti-erosion technologies and strip-till has a significant anti-erosion effect. The main advantages include soil processing by deep loosening in a strip up to the depth of 35 cm with the option to apply fertilizer into the root zone. Plant residues are placed in the inter-row which not only eliminates erosion processes, but also unproductive evaporating.
Farmet a. s. is the Czech engineering company with the tradition since 1992. Its production program is divided into two divisions. Agricultural Machinery Division specializes in the development and production of agricultural machines for the soil treatment and sowing. Oil & Feed Tech Division is the leading global manufacturer and supplier of technologies of processing oilseeds, vegetable oil refining and filtration, and feed extrusion.