19 January 2021
The Crown Crusher can be the alternative if potato growers may no longer apply Reglone
The Crown Crusher can be a definite alternative for growth stop in potato fields for both conventional and ecological potato growers.
The Crown Crusher is a Danish developed machine that can crush potato crowns and is thus an alternative to applying Reglone for withering.
The Crown Crusher has been classified as a three star New in Europe product by the Agromek Stars Special Edition 2021 and is presented by MSR Plant Technology ApS, Thisted, Denmark.
This machine is a good choice as a mechanical solution for growth stop in potato fields for both conventional and ecological potato production. The Agromek Evaluation Committee states, that If the dispensation to apply Reglone is cancelled, potato growers will require alternative solutions.
The Crown Crusher is installed on the mechanical Opti Weeder implement. Rotating cogs in the Crown Crusher crush the potato plant crown and then cover the position with soil. This prevents re-growth and minimizes the risk of green potatoes.
The machine is available in two or four row widths and has flexible adjustment. The machine can operate at 8 – 12 km per hour and a four-row Crown Crusher can thus operate on 2.5 hectares per hour.
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For further information:
MSR Plant Technology ApS
Telephone: +45 20 16 97 05
Growth stop in potato fields with Danish machine