Agreement between Embrapa and LS Tractor collaborates with research on Capim Capiaçu silage

Silage from this grass constitutes a cheaper alternative for supplementing pasture during the dry season

16.04.2024 | 16:50 (UTC -3)
Nelson Moreira
Photo: Francisco Ledo
Photo: Francisco Ledo

Developed by Embrapa Gado de Leite, in Minas Gerais, BRS Capiaçu is an elephant grass cultivar for use under cutting. Its main application is to be used to produce silage and/or green chopped to be supplied in the trough for animals in milk and beef production systems. Silage from this grass constitutes a cheaper alternative for supplementing pasture during the dry season. The focus when launching this new grass was to increase production in smaller areas, thus covering small and medium-sized properties.

However, it is a grass that requires new tools in agricultural machines, which allow it to be cut in a way that takes full advantage of it. “When we searched the market for a tractor that offered the best solution, we found in LS Tractor the super reducer technology, already from the factory, which suits us perfectly and I believe it will greatly please the market”, says Paulino José Andrade, researcher at Embrapa Dairy Cattle. He adds that because of this, he sought to get closer to the brand to propose an agreement between the company and Embrapa.

According to LS Tractor's marketing and product manager, Astor Kilpp, the tractor chosen to work in the institution's fields is the Plus 80. The work will be in the area of ​​research related to silage mechanization, from planting to cutting through processing. cultural. “All this will be shown to the general public, in field days organized by Embrapa and our concessionaire in the region, Triama”, he points out.

According to the manager, the official delivery of the equipment will take place on April 17th, at the Institution's Experimental Field, in Coronel Pacheco, Minas Gerais. During the event, a demonstration of this equipment will be held for Embrapa researchers, extension workers from Emater/MG and guests.

Photo: Cultivar Magazine
Photo: Cultivar Magazine
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