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Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)
Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants

Head
Prof. Dr. Jens Karl Wegener

Address
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig, Germany

Office
Ms Jana-Isabell Bartels
Tel: +49 (0)531 299-3651
Fax: +49 (0)531 299-3012
E-mail: at@  julius-kuehn.  de

Institute booklet

Drift reducing seed drills

Seed drill in action

Pneumatic seed drills for seeding maize seeds treated with methiocarb have to be inspected by the JKI. This applies for precision seed drills as well as for universal drills.

The listed models of seed drills with the associated conversion kit were tested by the JKI regarding dust drift during seeding.  In comparison to unmodified precision seed drills working with vacuum, the listed models achieved a reduction of drift values by 90% minimum. The conversion kits have to be installed corresponding to the attached installation guide.

The lists, which are constantly updated, are accessible on our German website (Deutsch).