Combi drills - Succesful seeding in all conditions
Multiva Combi machines represent the most reliable, versatile and accurate seeding technology on the market. Multiva drills represent combi technology in which seed and fertilizer are seeded in the pass with the same coulter at different depths, as required. The Combi model is suitable for both cultivated soil as well as direct seeding.
The Gut Groß Welzin farm is located near Schwerin, northern Germany in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Most of the 700-hectare farm is currently utilising reduced cultivation and even direct seeding in some areas. The modern agronomic approach is one of the foundations of the farm's philosophy with a high priority given to open-minded development of methods. Although the farm has cut back on the amount of cultivation, they have not compromised the crop yield, carrying out intensive farming. The farmland consists of medium-hard, fertile clay and silt with harder and heavier areas of clay as well. The farm's approach is very demanding in terms of technology, as the aim is to produce the best results with the least amount of work. The farm has been extremely pleased with the mechanical Multiva Combi 400 seed and fertilizer drill, which offers signicant advantages over pneumatic machines. Seeding is typically performed following a shallow stubble cultivation with the Multiva DiscMaster 6000, or directly on the stubble.
In addition to the traditional autumn cultivation of wheat and rapeseed, the farm has also had a chance to try the new machine in spring cultivation of wheat and beans. Multiva Combi has already convinced Farm Manager Matthias Wiegang of its versatility and performance. ”The Combi cultivator is sturdy and easy to adjust. It is well suited for our reduced cultivation approach, and it also performs well in direct seeding thanks to its powerful coulter weighting.” In addition to being easy to use, the farm workers appreciate the machine's large hoppers that increase productivity significantly. The Gut Gross Welzin farm has been very satisfied with the agronomical benefits of the Combi 400 machine. ”The machine places the seeds optimally in terms of sprouting while also producing even seed placement inside seed rows. We are also able to use fertilizer on the same run,” Matthias explains. The dual disc design of the Multiva Combi enables the optimal seed and fertilizer placement while the coulter wheel guarantees accurate seeding depth. The mechanical feeder also produces even seed placement within the row, which results in even sprouting. ”These are exactly the types of features we at the Gut Gross Welzin farm are looking for,” Matthias Wiegang summarises.