Väderstad Proceed has won the Farm Machine 2022 award in the seeders and planters category, previously known as “Machine of the year”. The Farm Machine 2022 award is presented by a jury of agricultural journalists from over a dozen countries all over Europe.
“We are very proud to win this award, Proceed is a technological leap for precision farming that can place a full range of seeds at the perfect depth with millimeter precision, enabling significant improvements in areas like yield levels, need for tillage, chemical treatment and the use of fertilisers,” says Lars Thylén, Director Product Management Planters at Väderstad.
Currently Proceed is going through field trials in several countries across Europe. They show impressive results with stronger crops, and an increase in both plant and root biomass compared to a modern seed drill – while cutting the seed rate in half for cereals.
“It is outstanding in depth-precision, in-row precision, end-of-row precision, as well as seedbed optimization. The result is a quick, even emergence and vital crop population where each plant is provided conditions needed to reach full potential,” says Mr Thylén.