Early research and experience confirm that a partnership between John Deere and Saaten-Union offers tangible benefits that ultimately translate into additional yields per hectare and, as a result, additional revenue.
John Deere and Saaten-Union are looking for ways to maximize the potential of your seeds.
John Deere is one of the world leaders in agricultural equipment and precision farming. Saaten-Union, on the other hand, distributes seeds and grows the latest plant varieties.
The European part of Saaten-Union has more than 100 reference points. The two companies have joined forces to thoroughly analyze large-scale sowing: selection of fertilizers and growth regulators, scale of sowing intensity, crop protection strategy, and methods of crop storage. The main goal is to find effective solutions that enable farmers to get as much out of their crops as possible.
Together we have already conducted our first studies related to analyzing the intensity range of planting linear and hybrid wheat. It took place in the foothills of the Harz Mountains,” says Stefan Kübler, John Deere agronomist. – We compared seed doses of 100, 160 and 220 grains/m2 with the types and strategies of fertilizers and plant growth regulators used. The medium sowing intensity proved to be the most effective, as it yielded an additional average yield of 0.2-0.3 t/ha. At a wheat price of €220/t, this means an additional income of around €44-66/ha.
Both companies will also tackle the topic of hybrid plant cultivation.
Hybrid seeds have a very low seeding rate, so it is important to use advanced technologies. The know-how of John Deere specialists is indispensable here. Their machines already provide optimal seed placement for row crops like corn,” says Daniel Hausmann, Saaten-Union product manager.
John Deere stresses that it handles these challenges like home. The company recognizes that restrictive environmental constraints and costly production systems must go hand-in-hand with precise, proven technology.
Machines are thoroughly tested not only in the production hall, but also in the real world. If we want to meet customers’ high expectations for machine efficiency, all our solutions, including the digital equipment, have to meet the realities of everyday work in the field,” adds Stefan Kübler.