Record emergence

On 4 April, 306 hectares of sunflower were drilled within 24 hours in Bulgaria. The field was drilled with a Tempo R 12 at an average speed of 19 km/h. Measurements of emergence show almost perfect precision.

Now measurements from the 24-hour race in Bulgaria are being published. The precision is presented as coefficient of variation (CV) and the lower the CV value, the more precisely the seeds are placed. The value obtained for the 24-hour race was 18.5 per cent. This can be compared with the average in Europe, for which the CV value is normally around 40%.

 

Emergence sunflower after Tempo R 12

Lars Thylén, project leader for the 24-hour race:
“The quality is exceptional, particularly in view of the average speed of 19 km/h. During the planning stage our focus was on the speed, which meant that we did not expect such a fantastic result. We have even bettered our own results from Ukraine in 2013, which showed a CV value of 25.5 per cent. This means we have gone from ‘very good’ to ‘excellent’.

Emergence sunflower after Tempo R 12