In response to the large amount of interest received from our recently announced “GPS Guided, Mechanical Planting Technology”, outlined below are some of the key benefits obtained through the use of mechanical planting in plantation establishment.
- Perfect Plant / Row Alignment
This allows mechanisation of weeding, pruning, and harvesting, resulting in considerably lower labour requirements.
- Tree / Branch Development
Exact distance between each tree means that branch development will be uniform, allowing also, consistent yield for each tree. If plantation trees are not planted exactly the same distance apart, branches of both trees can cross, causing alternation of yield where some trees produce larger amounts of branches, but less fruit, meaning lower yields.
- Less Damage to Plants
Planting mechanically guarantees less damage to plants, which means a lower percentage of losses during the plantation establishment.
- Superior Root Development
When planting is mechanically GPS guided, the machine opens a deep ditch in the soil, under the exact place where the plant will be planted. This allows a larger development of the roots as they find the earth broken, also allowing faster growth rates and better plant nutrition, hence an earlier and larger harvest.
- Higher Planting Speed
Higher speed in planting allows plantation establishment and harvesting to be completed sooner, resulting in earlier yield and returns.
- Less Labour Required
Lower manual labour requirement for planting, allows the planting process to be completed faster, with less human error.
Contact us for more information on GPS Mechanical Planting Technology and how it can assist in the rapid establishment and management of large-scale biofuel crop plantations.