Three Farmet machines competed in a difficult cultivation match in the former Cidlina River bed: Triton 450 PS, a specialist in crop residue incorporation; Fantom 650 PRO, a light ploughshare cultivator and stubble plough; and Digger 3, a deep cultivator (chisel plough). The field where corn for grain grew was harvested with a combined harvester. Moreover, wild boars ate in the field and crushed it, which made the cultivation conditions harder. The extremely heavy soil did not allow for cultivation deeper than 17 cm. In spite of these conditions, we compared the work of 3 different machines.
Since 2015, catch crops have been one of the ways fulfilling the function of greening. Greening is one of the conditions for receiving direct payments. To meet the conditions of greening, farmers choose from a wide range of EFA areas (Ecological Focus Area). When choosing an area with catch crops, the seeding of a mix of catch crops is required.
Triton 450 PS incorporated a thick and tall (40-70 cm) phacelia crop in aggregation with a 300 HP Case tractor in a field that belongs to Mr. Andrýsek (Mlékosrby Farm. The discs easily cut everything and processed soil in a depth of 7 cm. The chisels without wings (due to heavy soil), recessed to 18 cm, thoroughly mixed everything. The field was left to “rest” for a day, to let the soil dry a bit and to wither the crop residue.
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.