As a crop grown in 45 cm wide rows, sugar beet occupies 22% of the field area. The question arises whether there is a need for interrow cultivation?
In the case of the strip-till technology, we can meet all the necessary conditions required for proper plant growth, the core of which is the root.
Fertilisers applied directly under the plant are more effective for plant growth. Additionally, in the case of sugar beet cultivation, application of fertilisers under the plant during the spring stimulates root growth deep into the soil.
By using universal blades in the machine, with the width of 60 mm, operating at depths reaching 35 cm, the soil becomes loosened and aerated, accelerating the heating of the cultivated land strip and creating the appropriate conditions required for quick plant growth.
Sugar beet cultivated using the Czajkowski ST technology, builds up its root mass without the effect of pushing the root above the soil surface. This eventually causes the beets not to topple over during the harvest, which is particularly noticeable at the edges. The remaining 80 per cent covered by a layer of mulch acts as a water storage which does not lose water through evaporation.
The uncultivated soil in the interrows has a structure with increased soil load, resulting in a harvest without “tracks” under the unfavourable moisture conditions present during the autumn.
Czajkowski strip-till unit
provides a number of financial benefits
reduced fuel consumption
shorter time required for cultivation, fertilisation and sowing