Mounting Pöttinger's TEGOSEM 500 Cover Crop Sowing Unit on a TERRASEM Mulch Seed Drill lets the user apply an additional companion crop or micro-granule component while drilling seed and depositing fertilizer using the seed coulters and fertilizer coulters on the seed drill.
In addition to surface application, the TEGOSEM can also feed the additional component directly into the metering system in the single shoot process. Fertilizer and micro-granules can then be deposited directly with the seed, promoting ideal development of the crop during germination and emergence.
Surface application is used for companion crops such as grass and is carried out between the tire packer and the coulter rail. This increases the degree of ground cover so that water losses are greatly minimized.
Seed distribution on the TEGOSEM is pneumatic and can be controlled conveniently using the terminal. Metering is started and stopped by the central metering unit on the TERRASEM. Two different metering wheels can be used as standard: one for larger seeds such as cereals, lupins, peas and beans, and the other for fine seeds such as clover and cress.
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