Product Information

Series mechanical weeding: 1. Soya15 S1 Soja top

Soya is a relatively sensitive crop, as regards weeding. It is only recommended if soya is grown organically and as a row crop. For organic farmers a combination row-crop hoe (with finger-hoe disks) and weeder is, however, almost the only machine combination in order not to lose the control of the weeds! It is important to find the best time and the proper adjustment of the tined weeder (tine position / position of the upper link) and the right working speed.

1. Operation: Blind weeding approx. three days after sowing (approx. 4 – 5 cm sowing depth)

2. Operation: Hoeing (Einböck CHOPSTAR) as soon as the rows are visible

3. Operation: Seed leaf stadium (approx. 5 days after hoeing); with an aggressive tine position, but with little pressure from the upper link and an adapted forward speed. For this operation a hydraulic tine adjustment is an advantage. Ideal for this ist the AEROSTAR-EXACT.

4. Operation: Hoeing at a plant height of about 10 cm, ideally in combination with the Einböck finger-hoe disks)

5. Operation: Weeding, about three days after hoeing; this helps to control the weeds in the row that has been weakened by the previous cultivation

6. Operation: Hoeing when the soya plant is about 20 – 25 cm high

7. Operation: Either combined with the 6th operation or immediately afterwards; weeding for levelling the surface so that the cutterbar of the combine harvester can be adjust correspondingly low.

The use of the AEROSTAR-ROTATION is recommended for reducing the late weed infestation. With its rotating working tools the big soya plants are not dragged along and pulled to the ground, but they keep standing upright. And the low necessary working speed prevents the bushy soya plants from any damage.

The above listed operations are, of course, the ideal way to maximize the success of weed control, but in practice, under good conditions, a good success can also be achieved with fewer processing steps.

Row crops in general:

If cultivation in rows of very small and weak plants is necessary, it is possible to use a tine activation system. With this system the tines, which are mounted in the row, can be lifted and so they are inactive. Thus, at least between the rows weeds can be controlled and / or crusts can be broken, even if otherwise a use of the tined weeder would harm the crops.

We note that the above information is based on experience and in different conditions and situations different results can be achieved. The company Einböck assumes no liability for the accuracy of the information and any damages to equipment / crops.

Series mechanical weeding: 2. Sugar beet

Series mechanical weeding: 3. Maize

15 S1 Soja