New smart sowing concept will be debated at XXI CBSementes

The quality of the seed and the precision of the seeder adjustment are essential to guarantee good sowing; event takes place from September 12th to 15th in Curitiba (PR)

25.08.2022 | 15:10 (UTC -3)
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The success of implementing a crop basically depends on sowing, a concept that has been widely used to check quality in the way of sowing. To learn more about this subject, the XXI Brazilian Seed Congress, which takes place in Curitiba between the 12th and 15th of September, brings a panel with several experts to debate “Seedability and the success of crop implementation”.

Led by Embrapa Soja researcher, Dr. Francisco Carlos Krzyzanowski, the panel will have as speakers professor Paulo Roberto Arbex Silva, from the State University of São Paulo - Campus Botucatu, who will talk about "Intelligent Seeding", and, subsequently, the consultants Samanta Almeida and Luiz Felipe de Moura Pinto will give the respective lectures: “Mechanization and Plantability in vegetable crops” and “Plantability in forage crops”.

In his explanation, Paulo Arbex will address the factors that affect seedability, what are the new sowing technologies and how to evaluate seedability. “Intelligent sowing is done carefully, establishing the agronomic limits of the plants”, says Arbex, adding that this involves depositing the seeds uniformly in the furrow, with the recommended depth for that crop and with an adequate population for that cultivar.

The debate's mediator, Francisco Krzyzanowski, highlights the importance of seed quality and the precision of the seeder adjustment to ensure good seedability. “The quality of seed distribution in the soil is related to the quality of seed classification,  travel speed and  the operating conditions of the seeder”, explains Krzyzanowski.

When this process is done correctly, says Krzyzanowski, it is possible to avoid losses resulting from failures and double plants in the sowing line. "Therefore, learning how to eliminate these limiting factors is essential to increase crop productivity, especially soybean crops”, he says. “In short, in addition to being aware of aspects of regulation, suitability and types of mechanism used in the seeder, the producer needs to have a seed that meets all the physiological quality and physical quality criteria (classification by shape and size) to guarantee a correct stand and have the opportunity to achieve good productivity synonymous with a good harvest”.  

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