Innovation days – insights and ideas for farmers
„Innovation days 2018” is already second event held in the fields near Dotnuva, Lithuania, by companies “East West Agro” (EWA), “Scandagra” and their partners. Farmers had chance to look at 120 trials performed in 500 fields. The latest agricultural equipment was also presented to them. Over two days more than 1,000 farmers attended the event.
The best crop varieties, fertilizers and plant protection products are worth nothing without specialized machinery that is required for every operation. That’s why agricultural machinery dealer EWA has used the opportunity in “Innovation days” to introduce Massey Ferguson tractors and combines, and also tillage and seeding machines from various manufacturers, including Bednar. In total more than 40 pieces of machinery were exhibited. Another 7 machines showed their capabilities in the fields of the Institute of Agriculture. “We seek to be innovative and flexible. We do not advocate any single technology, instead we offer machine according to specific farm’s needs. In cooperation with renowned machinery manufacturers we can supply machines to the farm that runs traditional plough based system, to that engaged in minimum tillage practice and even one that employs direct drilling,” said Mr.Remigijus Savickas, Machinery department director.
Bednar disc and tine cultivators designed for minimum tillage systems were on demonstration too. According to Mr.R.Savickas, disc cultivators are very popular over whole Europe and beyond. Many wide Swifterdisc (10-12 m) machines have already found homes in Lithuania too.
“Solution to compacted soil – Bednar Terraland chisel plough that loosens the soil down to 65 cm deep. Deep loosening is must to do operation in order to avoid empty headlands and reduced yield in the whole fields, especially after last wet year. Terraland can not only break soil pads, but also cultivate and crumble top soil layer while incorporating plant residues. It is possible even to drill after single pass by Terraland if the drilling machine is equipped with tillage tools,” – explains the machinery expert.
Capabilities of Terraland were demonstrated – Bednar Omega drill seeded into the soil after single pass by Terraland.