Manterra of Yorkshire, chose Cereals to launch the Swiss made Baertschi OekoSem IV ROTOR-Strip-Till three in one tillage, sowing and fertiliser system that is built to withstand Northern European conditions. It uses soil loosening tines at 700mm or 750mm apart to break the soil down to a depth of between 200mm and 350mm.
Of the launch, Manterra founder, farmer and agronomist Andrew Manfield said: “I have high hopes for the Baertschi OekoSem IV ROTOR-Strip-Till System. It has been proven in Europe for 25 years and has delivered consistently higher yields and lower production costs. The system also has great synergy with the work that we are doing on wide row spraying technology and complements our Unia and Trimble ranges.”
Another option is a three-point linkage to allow operators to mount a precision drill.