Azurit 9

The innovation of single-seed drilling

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Quickly explained

DeltaRow

The DeltaRow consists of two staggered twin rows, which increases the space for each plant by 70%. The growing conditions are significantly improved: each plant receives more water, more nutrients and more light. According to a study by the University of Turin, this increases the number of grains per cob by up to 14% and the grain yield by up to 12% compared to conventional corn sowing.

 

Azurit 9 in a field trial

Results

The one-year trial was set up in Borken (North Rhine-Westphalia) in the spring of 2020. 5 repetitions were carried out on plots of land measuring 6 x 170 metres with sowing rates of 7, 8 and 9 grains per square metre to investigate the effects of the two sowing methods on different parameters. Soil cultivation, variety, sowing and harvesting time were identical in all variants.

 

Earnings per hectare in KG at 33% TS

+4,07%

+4,53%

+3,16%

In cooperation with the University Osnabrück

Azurit 9 in practical trial

In a practical trial conducted in cooperation with the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, the DeltaRow process demonstrated its advantages over conventional single row sowing, which was carried out with a competitor's machine. This concerns the yield, net energy lactation (NEL), convertible energy (ME) and gas yield.

The Azurit 9 in practical use

Experience reports

Azurit 9 at the contractor

As contractors, we naturally work on very different areas. We have sandy soil, we have stony soil and we have found that the machine is very stable.

Azurit 9 Practical opinion

In 2018 we have sharpened the azurite. In the first year the azurite covered 500 ha and now in the second year we have reached 600 ha. I chose the DeltaRow method because the Lemken company is behind it and the customer service is accordingly.

Azurit 9 in detail

Technology

The use of farmyard manure is a very topical and important issue, particularly in regions with high livestock production. The Azurit is also available with a tramline mechanism, which is an essential prerequisite for spreading farmyard manure optimally on crops using tyres that help preserve the soil. The desired stocking density is maintained even with tramlines.

 

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Central seed hopper

  • Central hopper with a capacity of 600l
  • The hopper is easily accessible from broad, safe steps and access grilles
  • Easy, centralised draining of seed residue via a start button directly on the seed hopper
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Seed on Demand

  • Each singling unit holds only small volumes of seeds
  • Seeds are conveyed to the air stream and on to each singling unit via an auger metering system
  • Automated, sensor-controlled seed supply from the central hopper
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Control unit

  • MegaSeed is the new ISOBUS-based operating concept for the Azurit 9 single-seed drill in standard LEMKEN design
  • New features like the layout manager and the new diagnostic concept
  • The LEMKEN MegaSeed control gives control via other ISOBUS-compatible SectionControl applications
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Supply with fertiliser

Azurit in combination with front tank, Solitair 25 or Compact-Solitair

 

  • The Azurit can be used with a fron tank as well as in combination with the LEMKEN Solitair 25 and the Compact-Solitair
  • Fertiliser is conveyed to the fertiliser coulters via hoses
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Seeding unit

The process steps of the Azurit take place in the seeding unit:

  • Residue wheels remove rocks, clumps and harvest residue
  • Fertiliser coulter deposits the fertiliser band centrally underneath the DeltaRow
  • Closing the fertiliser band by the trapeze packer roller
  • Placing seed precisely by the double disc coulters
  • Two V rollers cover the seeds with soil
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Seed residue drainage

  • Comfortable draining of residue in the singling units
  • Seed changes can be made quickly in a few easy steps
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Precise seed singling

  • Seeds are singled by two perforated discs offset against each other by half a hole spacing
  • The fixed connection between the two sowing discs ensures synchronicity within each DeltaRow
  • Each singling unit is driven by a separate electric motor for each sub-row of the DeltaRow
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Residue wheels

  • Residue wheels remove rocks, clumps and harvest residue from seed furrows
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Fertiliser coulter

  • The fertiliser coulter (up to 250 kg coulter pressure) deposits the fertiliser band centrally underneath the DeltaRow
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Trapeze packer roller

  • The trapeze packer roller closes the fertiliser band and at the same time reconsolidates the seeding layer
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Couble disc coulter

  • Two double disc coulters place seeds precisely on the reconsolidated seeding layer in a DeltaRow array
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Capture rollers

  • Capture rollers fix the seeds exactly at the desired place on the seeding layer
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V rollers

  • Two V rollers with easily adjustable grade and pressure then cover the seeds with soil
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Seed residue drainage

  • Comfortable draining of residue in the singling units
  • Seed changes can be made quickly in a few easy steps
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Precise seed singling

  • Seeds are singled by two perforated discs offset against each other by half a hole spacing
  • The fixed connection between the two sowing discs ensures synchronicity within each DeltaRow
  • Each singling unit is driven by a separate electric motor for each sub-row of the DeltaRow

AT A GLANCE

ADVANTAGES

  • Tramline mechanism
  • Combinable
  • MegaSeed
  • ISOBUS-connected
     
  • Improvement in the area
  • More nutrients, water and light for each plant
  • Soil erosion prevention through intensive root penetration
  • Greater weed suppression capacity
  • Better root growth
  • Better biomass development
  • Optimal utilisation of under-root fertiliser
  • Harvesting with conventional technology
  • Tramline widths of up to 87.5 cm possible

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