Harvest weed seed control isn’t essentially new to the agriculture business. Farmers in Australia have been utilizing seed control models on the backs of their combines to cut back weed seed return to the soil for a number of years.
There are totally different strategies to control weeds with a seed control unit — the whole lot from cost-effective issues like a chaff-lining software which collects chaff to destroy later, to a higher-end unit like the brand new seed control unit from Redekop.
Trevor Thiessen, chief govt officer of Redekop, explains the mechanical mill product that kills weed seeds, on this interview filmed on the Western Canadian Crop Production Show (WCCPS).
“We can kill up to about 99 per cent of the weeds depending on the weed size and the type of weed that it is,” says Thiessen. “It’s also dependent on the moisture of the chaff, and the amount of chaff material going through the combine,” including that if the weed can undergo the mill, it may be destroyed.
Units are custom-made for various makes and fashions of combines and get mounted on the again.
Straw nonetheless goes by way of a chopper system to be unfold as residue, however chaff drops down into inlets and goes by way of two totally different mills.
“If we can hit the seed that’s in the chaff four times, hard enough, just like if you hit me in the head hard enough four times you’d knock me silly, we’re knocking the seed silly,” says Thiessen.
Redekop acknowledges that seed control models aren’t the end-all be-all to weed administration as Thiessen explains that different instruments are wanted, however it’s a sturdy software to fight herbicide resistant weeds comparable to kochia or different weeds which have viable seed current at harvest.
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