Specialists in conservation tillage, Mzuri Ltd have announced their plans for the Cereals event. Visitors to the manufacturer’s stand 1000 will be able to see the newly updated 6 metre Pro-Til Select strip-till drill, the 4 metre trailed Pro-Til unit and the Rezult straw rake, all of which will be on show at the company’s demonstration plot.
Pro-Til Select 6T is a unique 6 metre one-pass soil cultivation system that allows users to seed in a choice of 353mm or 706mm widths in order to maximise on light penetration all the way down to the root of the crop, resulting in a healthier, bushier plant and higher yields. In addition to the variable inter-row setting, the Select series offers all the benefits associated with the standard Pro-Til machine, specifically, high leg clearance enabling it to work with large amounts of surface straw without blockages, independent ground-following leading and seeding tines to ensure a clean strip of friable soil and excellent seed depth control and reconsolidating wheels behind each tine for perfect seed to soil contact.
The Select 6T and Pro-Til 4T models on display will be fitted with the latest design spring-loaded pivoting discs which award even better straw clearance than before and a fertiliser placement option behind the leading tine. The units will also feature the new electro-hydraulic drill management system which offers full ISOBUS compatibility, variable seed rate integration and monitoring, improved hydraulic efficiencies and ease of use.
For farmers with a blackgrass or slug problem, Mzuri will be showcasing its Rezult straw rake. Incorporating five rows of extra-long 28” tines with optional leading discs to chop surface residue, the Rezult is an ideal tool for producing light tilth, disturbing the slug populations and chitting the weeds prior to chemical treatment.
Used as part of the wider soil management strategy, the Mzuri system can quickly improve soil fertility and increase worm counts, as only a narrow band of soil is tilled leaving the previous crop residue and straw on the surface and the untilled soil structure intact. Other benefits include reduced soil compaction through reduced traffic, better moisture retention and improved drainage which subsequently result in significant financial savings and improved yields.