Superior Seedbed Environment
- Use Case IH in-line rippers to effectively manage post-harvest residue through sizing, placement and incorporation. You will create an environment that will: Encourage proper seed placement
- Help protect soil surface and water quality
- Conserve resources
New for 2020!
The Ecolo-Til™ 2500 is now available in a rigid-mounted configuration that performs effective primary tillage in six shanks with 38-inch spacing. Long offered in a compact, convenient folding configuration, the new rigid-mounted option provides an increasingly simple, yet durable, option to create optimum soil tilth and little surface disturbance.
Soil tilth promotes:
- Improved water percolation and infiltration
- Uninhibited root development for healthy plant development throughout the growing season
- Uniform emergence
- A better growing environment
- Higher yield potential
The Ecolo-Til 2500 can be equipped with an optional disk leveler:
- Evenly distributes soil and residue across the soil surface
- Allows the soil surface to settle prior to secondary tillage and/or planting
Promote Early Germination and Plant Emergence
Case IH in-line rippers promote early germination and plant emergence — critical factors in achieving maximum yields.
Enhanced Soil Conditions
Case IH in-line rippers help remove variation in no-till soil conditions.
- Correctly size and incorporate residue into the soil
- Protect soil from erosion
- Prevent surface crusting
- Promote a healthy exchange of soil and water
- Enhance soil warming
- Allow plants to germinate and emerge earlier
Erosion and Moisture Control
Limit topsoil losses and manage moisture more efficiently by using Case IH in-line rippers.
- Retain water during dry periods
- Water evaporates more readily in saturated soil conditions
- Reduce erosion, runoff and compaction from heavy rainfall
- Increase remaining residue in no-till and strip-till operations for maximum erosion control
Place Nutrients in the Root Zone
Case IH in-line rippers with root zone banding place nutrients in the root zone where those nutrients are available for roots when plants need them most. •Create a more ideal balance of soil, air and water
- Roots grow deeper
- Roots contact more soil for better nutrient uptake
Nutrient runoff during periods of heavy rain is reduced by Case IH in-line rippers.
- Roots absorb more nutrients due to proper management of residue and soil tilth
- Nutrients are banded in the root zone
- Runoff and water contamination are reduced
- Efficiency of nutrient placement is improved
Root Zone Banding
By placing fertilizer in the root zone, roots are allowed to take up more food for a longer period of time.
- Nutrient tie-up with surface residue is eliminated
- Nutrients are available for a longer period of time , even in dry weather
- Produces proven, higher yields than surface broadcasting
- Return on fertilizer and seed investment is maximized
Promote Healthy Soil Tilth
Count on Case IH in-line rippers to promote healthy soil tilth — soil better able to absorb and hold water for plant growth.
Key to Higher Yields
Soil tilth determines the level of root and plant growth the soil will support. Using Case IH in-line rippers:
- Allows air and water key to plant growth to deeply infiltrate the root zone
- Helps soil store water during dry periods and drain during wet periods
In low-moisture conditions, healthy soil can mean the difference between healthy plants and drought stress.
Managing Soil Compaction
Breaking up soil compaction helps promote root growth and high yields. Use Case IH in-line rippers to address compaction caused by:
- High traffic loads caused by heavy machinery
- Repeated tillage with the same implement at the same depth
- Influences of rainfall