In the last decades, agriculture companies have been faced with increasingly common problem: the reduction of labor and the increase of costs. In designing and developing an innovative broccoli transplanter, Ferrari Growtech has taken into account these and many others aspects. The result is a machine designed to maximize performance with less waste and to take into account all those precautions that this crop requires to grow healthy and flourishing.
Transplanting broccoli is essential to produce a more abundant crop: this operation, in fact, can strengthen plants by encouraging the growth of thicker stems and a larger central head. An efficient broccoli transplant starts with the study of the cultivated variety: there are dozens of different types of this plant, each with different maturation times and transplantation needs. Broccoli also requires careful preliminary preparation of the soil, which must be very fertile and well drained.
The broccoli transplanter of Ferrari Growtech offers to the seedling the space to grow and develop well, minimizing the risk of transplant shock. To do this, the machine is configured in a simple and intuitive way: it is possible to calibrate to the millimeter the distance between the seedlings and between the rows and the depth that, in the case of broccoli, it must never be high. Not just the roost, but also the head has the opportunity to expand itself without finding obstacles and achieving greater productivity. The planting happens gently and the seedling is placed vertically to avoid causing damage to its parts.
Broccoli is a cool-climate crop, that generally tolerates frosts well. In case of you still want an additional protection; the transplanter combined with mulcher machine allows to spread a plastic or biodegradable layer on the crop. The farmer can also choose between an automatic or semiautomatic machine. In the first case, is the transplanter itself who takes care of all the activities related to the transplantation, achieving a significant reduction of the labour; in the case of the semiautomatic transplanter, the combination between man and machine it is perfect, that is the winner.
Improving performance in the field is now possible: the broccoli transplanter of Ferrari Growtech can work up to 4 rows simultaneously, ensuring maximum stability on rough soil thanks to its technical characteristics and its strength. Better performance in terms of times and harvesting consequently lead to less waste of cultivation: the ideal result for a machine that not only aims at productivity, but also winks at ecology.