Sowing, a matter of equipment

Re-equipping the agricultural enterprises of the Kursk oblast was one of the key subjects discussed at the regional seminar on preparations for the 2012 sowing. It was pointed out that this year the farmers took special care to acquire efficient equipment, which is why they fully prepared for the upcoming work. The Kursk branch of the AgroCentreLiski Company attended the conference, offering farmers a wide range of agricultural machinery.

Over the course of several years, the AgroCentre Company has supplied imported agricultural equipment for the Kursk farmers. As sales manager Sergey Dorofeyev said, the farmers today pay special attention to the multi-role capability of farming machines. This season, demand is the highest for the Rapid 600 C combine seeder manufactured by Vaderstad. The machine can sow fine seed crops, beans and grains, including maize for silage. The chief advantage of the legendary Swedish seeder is its capability of performing several operations in a single pass. The machine simultaneously discs, levels, seeds, introduces fertilisers and compacts the surface, preserving the soil moisture. AgroCentre has already supplied five Rapid 600 C seeders to Kursk farming enterprises.

At the conference, Aleksey Zolotaryov, deputy governor of the Kursk oblast, pointed out that animal husbandry displays positive dynamics, i.e. over the last few years around 30 stockbreeding complexes have been built. This year, a further 17 facilities are due to be built. Aleksey Zolotaryov emphasised that the farmers should fully prepare quality fodders. AgroCentre offered its own solution to this issue, a wide choice of Challenger fodder making equipment: self-propelled mowers, rakes, agitators, towed mower-threshers, and pressing pickers.

Another topical question, plant protection, was also considered. In this area, the AgroCentre specialists advised directing attention to series 4000 and 7000 Challenger Spra-Coupe sprayers. Unlike their towed counterparts moving at a speed of 12-15 km/h, these operate at a speed of 20-30 km/h, all the while controlling each drop of the chemical. At a high speed of treatment, the operating fluid falls on the plant at a certain angle. As a result, more of the chemical is left on the plant, which assures a high quality treatment.