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Soil fertilisation, which follows harrowing, is an essential agricultural practice: it is in fact the act of nourishing the soil through manure – organic fertiliser – restoring its fertility. This age old practice is fundamental for increasing production in qualitative-quantitative terms, because it allows the soil to make the plants grow stronger so that they are better able to defend themselves against pests and/or adverse climates.
Properly fertilised soil is therefore the basis for a productive, high quality harvest.
Precision farming is a management system based on responding to the real needs of crops, which takes into account the space and time required for different plots of land, intervening with tailored agricultural solutions according to their respective peculiarities.
This system uses state-of-the-art technology to support the farmer in working the land, improving quality and productivity.
One of these innovations is the variable rate: a soil mapping system – the basis for precision fertilisation – which allows fertiliser to be dosed according to vegetative stages but also to specific plants. Thanks to prescription maps – based on data processed either by sensors that detect the state of the crops as well as the chemical-physical characteristics of the soil in real time or by remote sensing during previous harvests – it is possible on the one hand to modulate the distribution of nutrients and on the other hand to avoid excessive nutrient distribution while saving time and costs. Furthermore, users can protect the well-being of the vegetation.
With a view not only to technology but also to sustainability, the satellite guidance of McCormick tractors and the related ISObus system to communicate with the equipment, help reduce chemical residues by selectively fertilising only the plot that will be seeded later. This is identified thanks to the automatic guidance map system.
The McCormick X6 tractor is a hallmark of Argo Tractors’ technology applied to precision farming, ideal for fertilising.
Power and technology, versatility and manoeuvrability combined in a single vehicle. This is the answer for farmers who need agility in transport and front loader operations and open field work such as soil fertilisation.
There are several features that make the McCormick X6 the perfect tractor for working on land to be fertilised:
The McCormick X6‘s special features do not end here, but also include a 110 l/min hydraulic circuit and 36+12 or 48+16 transmission with Power Shuttle.
With McCormick, technological innovation starts from the basics of farming to completely improve work and increase productivity, without ever compromising on style and power.