Seedbed preparation

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The seedbed preparation , and secondary tillage called, is a special form of tillage that the ground for the uptake of seeds or seedlings to prepare. In gardening , agriculture , landscaping and forest , the procedure is very different depending on the equipment and the requirements of the seeds. In any case, the seedbed is of crucial importance for the germination and field emergence of the seeds and the youthful growth of the plantation , which is considered to be the most sensitive section of plant development ( ontogenesis ).

Optimal seedbed preparation requires the use of equipment that is appropriate to the location and which varies greatly depending on the crop, soil type and region.

Seedbed preparation with a seedbed combination

The following must be taken into account when selecting the device and the work sequence:

Depending on the equipment in question, the work can be carried out with individual devices in several work steps, done with a seedbed combination at once, or even together with the seed in the no-till method . In agriculture, plowing is usually followed by soil breaking, surface leveling and adequate reconsolidation of the crumb . In addition to cultivators , rollers and various types of harrows , the combination devices mainly include PTO-driven devices such as B. the tine rotor . In the no-till method, crop residues (straw) and weeds cause special monitoring requirements for the machine operator and later plant protection .


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