Inter-row cultivation. More than just weed control.
New Holland SRC and SRC SmartSteer™ inter-row cultivators offer a sustainable approach to weed control in row crops, with
additional benefits that can include enhanced crop yields and reduced husbandry costs. In work, the tines of the cultivators operate
at a shallow depth between the rows of the crop to ease weeds out of the soil.
The action of this light cultivation delivers other benefits. In damp conditions, the open structure of lightly cultivated soil helps to
promote drainage and enhances the flow of water through the soil profile.
In dry conditions, a light tilth over the root zone helps protect the soil from excess drying and can help reduce the formation of deep
fissures into the subsoil. This can reduce moisture loss, particularly from the root zone and help to ensure nutrients are not washed
away in heavy rain.
Further benefits of light inter-row soil cultivation include promoting conditions that support micro-organisms and earthworms to
improve overall soil health.