Simplifying the planting phase of the seedling is the aim of the leek transplanter designed by Ferrari Growtech, result of the ingenuity and innovation typical of Made in Italy. In order to produce a better harvest, this crop, in fact, needs to be first grown in greenhouses and then brough into the open field: an excellent soil for its growth and a transplant performed to perfection will make the leek more resistant and the crop increasingly lush, avoiding waste of time, money and crop.
With the leek transplanter, the planting of the seedling takes place with a millimeter precision. It is possible to configure previously and in a simple and intuitive way the distance between the leeks and between the rows as well as the depth of the transplantation, to ensure that the crop finds a suitable environment to develop better. Planting takes place perpendicular to the seedling, minimizing the risk of transplant shock, one of the most feared by farmers: delicacy in this phase is essential in order not to cause damage to the roost and, consequently, the premature death of the seedling.
Thanks to the possibility of working on one or more rows simultaneously, the leek transplanter of Ferrari Growtech ensures exceptional hourly yields. In the extensive catalogue available, there are different versions of machines to choose from, depending on the individual needs of the horticulturist: the semi-automatic transplanters combine perfectly the presence of the human with the precise and efficient activity of the machine; the automatic transplanters, on the other hand, perform the transplant in complete autonomy, without requiring the use of manpower, nowadays increasingly scarce.
Most leek variants resist well to snow and frost. However, to keep the soil warm and reduce the risk of the growth of bacteria and weeds around the seedling, you can opt for the combination between the transplanter and mulcher: this machine, in addition to planting the seedling, spreads a plastic or biodegradable film over the soil, in order to protect the crop.
Transplanting is finally simple, quick and productive: all thanks to the leek transplanter of Ferrari Growtech, born out of a study of the needs of today’s farmer and of a vision always projected towards future.