Working wonder rotary hoe ROTARYSTAR
rotary hoe ROTARYSTAR
The working wonder of mechanical weed control!
Break crusts - regulate weeds - aerate soil
Rotary hoes break up crusts and allow air and water to penetrate the soil. Particularly in regions with heavy rainfall, rotary hoes encourage the plants to grow. In addition to breaking up crusts they also control weeds within the same work step. The working depth is between 2 and 4 cm / 0.8-1.6". The working speed is very fast, it is between 12 and 25 km/h / 7-16 mph. If a rotary hoe does not adequately control the weeds the loosened ground is best cultivated using a tined weeder 1–2 days after the rotary hoe.
Possible use of the rotary hoe:
The ROTARYSTAR can be used in many different crops such as cereals, maize or soya.
Best time of weeding cereals:
- For winter cereals: In spring after the last night frost - particularly effective for breaking crusts in March/April.
- For summer cereals: From the 3-leaf stage.
Best time of weeding maize:
- blind weeding or blind hoeing until maize plants sprout
- from two-leaf stage
Best time of weeding soybeans:
- blind weeding or blind hoeing (pay attention to working depth)
- as soon as the cotyledons are fully unfurled the soybean can be easily buried with the rotary hoe without damaging the plants
6 Facts why trailed weeder tines should not be used DIRECTLY on the rotary hoe:
- 1. Speed
- The working speed with the ROTARYSTAR is between 12 and 20 km/h.
- Working speed with a tined weeder AEROSTAR (EXACT) is between 1.5 km/h (young crops) and 12 km/h.
- Full width weed control
- Due to the high working speed of the rotary hoe, the trailed tines can no longer do its effective work. In addition, a 1- or 2-row trailed weeder tine does not provide full-surface cultivation due to the wide spacing of the tines.
- However, the AEROSTAR(-EXACT) with the close spacing of weeder tines - real 2.5 cm - guarantees full-area weed control.
- Best time of weeding crops
- The best time to use the rotary hoe is often before the time of using a tined weeder. The ROTARYSTAR can already be used at the cotyledon stage of a crop, as its special spoon-shaped rotor stars make it even gentler on the crop than the rotary hoe.
- Time of use depending on soil condition
- The rotary hoe should be used as soon as possible after the rain. As soon as the soil is passable (the soil may even still be a little damp in places), the rotary hoe should be used to break up the soil crust. At this time, you get the best effect of weed control and crust breaking.
- The best time for weeding with the tined weeder is around midday on a sunny and windy day, since weed seedlings dry out in the sun and this causes them to die off.
- Exact adjustment to the crop
- The rotary hoe as well as the tined weeder can each be adjusted exactly to different crops. Precise adjustment of the rotary hoe AND the trailed weeder tines is not possible and is therefore only a pale compromise.
- The best effect is achieved by the following use of a tined weeder at a later time.
- Control of weeds
- As the weed is lighter than the clods of earth thrown up, they fall to the ground more slowly and lie on top after crossing. This allows them to dry out, re-growth is unlikely.
Use tined weeder and rotary hoe separately!
First blind weeding with the tined weeder (or blind hoeing with the rotary hoe)
THEN use rotary hoe, later you can work with the tined weeder again or start hoeing with the row crop cultivator CHOPSTAR.