Program Flexibility, Moisture Retention, Land Improvement
The speed and control of a Tobin No-Till planter allows you to take advantage of narrow planting windows and get your crop in. However, there is another, sustainable and growing benefit from using a No-Till planter. Your land will continually improve, and healthier, more productive crops will be your reward.
Flexibility and Control
The Tobin No-Till Disc Drill will plant in one third to half the time of a conventional tined machine thus giving the farmer flexibility to take advantage of rainfall patterns and planting windows.
Retain Moisture – A Priority For Sustainable Farming
The Tobin No-Till Disc Drill maximises your water use efficiency by creating minimal soil disturbance during the planting process. A narrow slot is briefly opened to allow seed placement before being closed by the press wheels, reducing moisture loss through exposure to the atmosphere and inhibiting weed growth.
Retain Trash – Desirable For Sustainable Farming
The Tobin No-Till Disc Drill allows you to plant in stubble. Not only does this improve the efficiency of your farming operation, but by retaining the trash, nutrients and organic matter return to the soil. This will assist to condition the soils, improve the structure and promote natural organic activity. Retaining the trash will also reduce the speed of water and wind at ground level reducing erosion due to water flow and reducing wind blast and allowing maximum water infiltration. When harvesting, you can cut just below the heads thus increasing harvesting efficiency. The net result of retaining stubble is improved soil quality and consistently improving crop yields and quality.
Continual Land and Environmental Improvement
- Better land management resulting from the capacity to leave stubble and trash. This becomes a natural compost and promotes microbial activity.
- Less pollution through eliminating the need to burn stubble off. Less pollution due to dust storms as there is no need to cultivate the land prior to planting.
- Less pollution due to fuel emissions as fuel use is reduced to about 55% of that of a tined machine.
- Overall better soil structure by incorporating organic residue and promoting natural soil processes such as micro-organisms in a friendly environment.
- Less compaction due to fewer passes.
- Retaining stubble slows down water speed after rainfall events due to the slow passage of water over the soil and increased infiltration and storage of moisture in the soil.
- Eliminates or decreases wind blast.