New fertilizer placement capabilities for Bednar’s Directo seed drill

Bednar business director Jan Bednar

Bednar will be bringing its new Directo No seed drill to North America for 2024.

Manufactured by family-owned Czech company, the seed drill is designed for direct seeding of various crops into uncultivated soil, stubble fields, catch crops or heavy and rocky soils.

Jan Bednar, the company’s business director, says the Directo No 6000 seeder will feature a new fertilization disc to place nutrients under the seed at depths ranging from 3.5 to 10.5 cm. Bednar says the fertilizer is placed deeper and to the side to avoid burn and makes the nutrients available to the crop later in the season.

In this video report from Agritechnica 23 in Hanover, Germany, Bednar tells RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin about a new closing system growers will see on the Directo No 6000 that effectively closes the seed furrow across a range of soil and seeding conditions.

The new seeder also features guaranteed hydraulic down pressure of 250 kg per drill coulter and a double-chamber, pressurized hopper for precise seed/fertilizer batching.

RealAgriculture’s coverage of Agritechnica is brought to you by Optimum GLY, a new canola trait technology from Corteva Agriscience.

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