Step into a Chemical-Free Future!
Innovation in agriculture leads to an evaluation of the benefits of agronomic practices that have been established for years: weeding eliminates weed competition to the crop.
Weeding takes it a step further, adding benefits to the benefit of better production in the long run and responding to the ever-increasing demands for environmentally sustainable agriculture, too.
Weeding breaks up and remixes the surface layer of soil in the inter-row, so as to achieve benefits, such as:
- the breaking of the surface crust, to disrupt the vertical capillarity that is created in the soil after prolonged periods of drought, and exacerbates the water deficit condition;
- in the opposite case of precipitation, a more uniform incorporation of meteoric water, benefiting a better absorption of the upper part of the root system and a reduction of surface runoff, which is one of the causes of erosion;
- mechanical weeding action is a viable alternative to chemical weeding.
The range of OLIVER AGRO weeders, also suitable for contractors, as a substitute for chemical weeding and in combination with hoeing in horticultural and extensive crops such as corn, soybean or processing tomatoes, includes the Rotosark and Rotovert models as effective solutions.
A constant practice of mechanical weed control reduces the seed bank in the soil and consequently competition as early as the planting stage of the crop.
A constant practice of weeding not only reduces the seed bank, but also improves the soil structure that accommodates the crop and increases water availability during periods of prolonged drought as they have been in recent times.
So why keep weeding?!