Mechanical Transplanters FPA EVO, FPA MULTIPLA and FP Mulch
Transplant onto mulched ground at maximum efficiency!
In order to ensure a higher productivity, very often the watermelon cultivation is initiated in the greenhouse, and only then, the plant is transferred in an open field. The particular needs of this crop require precision, not only in the choice of when to transplant, but even in the preparation of the soil and the planting itself. The watermelon transplanter designed by Ferrari Growtech embodies all the innovative features that allow an optimal harvest of this plant that is typical of summer months.
A machine designed for watermelon transplanting ensures the respect of the space, which this crop needs, in order to survive and develop in the open field. Configuring the parameters for the distance between individual seedlings and rows of seedlings is easy and intuitive, even for those less familiar with technology. These data take into consideration, even the different varieties of watermelon: in fact, there are dwarf watermelons, which require less space and a shallower planting depth, and large varieties, which therefore require bigger distances and depths.
During planting, the watermelon transplanter lays the seedling vertically, avoiding handling the roots: the delicacy in this step is fundamental to minimize the risk of transplantation shock, which as a result can irreparably damage the seedling, with loss and waste of crop and money.
In general, planting watermelon on open field occurs after 4-6 weeks after sowing, when a maximum of 2-3 leaves have already developed. When choosing the right time, it is necessary to consider the absence of risk of frost and the presence of warm, comfortable soil for the seedling. With the combination between the transplanter and the mulcher, it will be possible to spread a layer (plastic or biodegradable) that will maintain the soil warm and will ward off the growth of weeds. Furthermore, the layer will act as a filter from direct exposure to the sun, which could harm the plant.
Every farmer who is dedicated to watermelon cultivation has specific needs. A vast catalogue of machines available for transplanting this plant, ensures the satisfaction of each one of these: automatic watermelon transplanter require the presence of a single operator, reducing labor costs; instead with the semi-automatic machine will be possible to blend efficiency with work force. Ferrari Growtech has also designed machines that can work simultaneously on multiple rows and, further increase the productivity.
Maximum control over the crop, early and lush harvest and, reduced waste: are some of the advantages of using Ferrari Growtech’s watermelon transplanter, example of agriculture 4.0, where the attention toward the farmer and environmental impact are fundamental.