Spreaders setting up


Spreaders Control module




FCA FERTILISANTS organizes thematic days around spreaders adjustments and fine-tuning. These workshops will allow you to calibrate your spreader, in order to have better control over your production costs.

Once the equipment is properly calibrated, the weather the handling and security rules, as well as the applicable regulations must also be taken into account.




Spreading of Fertilizers


FCA FERTILISANTS continuously works in with the spreaders’ manufacturers in order to identify the right setting tables for all the equipment available on the market. The adjustment of the equipment, according to the kind of product to be spread, is key to an accurate and homogeneous intake.

WARNING: flow-rate settings are only indicative, given the possible density variations due to hygrometry.

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Spreading under optimal conditions


Here are some advice in order to spread under favourable conditions (source  UNIFA).

Working conditions are very important to optimize spreading and limit the potential losses during the process. During spring, a compromise must usually be found for the nitrogen fertilizers, between the optimal intake date, at the agronomic level, and the very uncertain weather conditions during this period.

To obtain an accurate spreading using a centrifuge device, the main factors are the following:

  • The wind speed: it should not exceed 15 km/h (light breeze stirring the leaves) to obtain a good symmetry of the spreading layer and uniformity in the quantity.
  • Drying process of the soil: it allows the tractor to drive at a given speed without skidding, ensuring a regular flow. This way, no ruts will lower the spreader height and the projection width.
  • Dry Weather: It allows a regular flow at the bottom of the hopper because the fertilizer remains dry.



Ensuring the safety of the spreading site


In addition to the best practice to be used when handling fertilizers, a few basic rules guarantee both the security and the quality of the spreading site.

 Preliminary examination of the spreader condition:

  • Check the cleanliness of the hopper, the symmetry of the valves, of the dosing hatches, of the stirrers as well as their proper functioning,
  • Replace the worn out parts (perforated discs, projection pales), grease the adjusting device which should be easily adjustable.

 Unloading the bulk fertilizers into the hopper of the spreader:

  • Check that the trailer unloads the product over a flat surface,
  • Balance the left and right hopper loads for a wide hopper with two projection discs.

 Emptying the bags of fertilizers in the hopper:

  • Open the bags of fertilizers from a platform located above the hopper, when possible, in order to minimize the handling,
  • Use an appropriate lifting gear to lift the big bags of fertilizers. The fork must not have sharp edges which could cut the handle of the big bag.

Before starting the tractor, the driver must check the spreader horizontality, adjusting, if required, the lifting links as well as the height of the discs, relative to the soil, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendation and the instruction manual.

Once the operation is over, and before changing the formula or fertilizer type, the user must empty completely the hopper. If necessary by opening the hatches and dry clean the device with a brush or a broom.

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Adjusting fertilizer spreaders



Regulatory obligations


National Obligations concerning the spreading of mineral nitrogen fertilizers (Decree of March 6th, 2001 from the Ministry of Environment, amended by the Decree of August 1st, 2005).

Since 2005 it is compulsory for all the farmers receiving aid from the CAP (conditions to receive the aid) to establish a 5-meter wide grass strip along all water streams. Spreading fertilizers over this grass strip is forbidden.

The departmental programs aiming to protect waters against the pollution by nitrates, generated by farming, results from the implementation of the European Directive n°91/676/Ce on December 12th, 1991, also known as “nitrates” directive. They cover all the farms having plots located in vulnerable areas. The last ranking update of the vulnerable areas, at the end of 2007, did not really change the map. Around 55% of the farming area is classified as vulnerable area.




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SULKY BUREL


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Type of FCA Fertilisants' fertilizer : Vinazote®, Soufrazot®


Type of FCA Fertilisants' fertilizer : Biosol, Calko NPK®, Myco'Sol®


Type of FCA Fertilisants' fertilizer : Calko PK®, Neutraflore®, Neutracine®





AMAZONE


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Type of FCA Fertilisants' fertilizer : Vinazote®, Soufrazot®


Type of FCA Fertilisants' fertilizer : Biosol, Myco'Sol®, Prosan®, Calko NPK®


Type of FCA Fertilisants' fertilizer : CALKO 0/11/19


Type of FCA Fertilisants' fertilizer : CALKO 0/12/10


Type of FCA Fertilisants' fertilizer : CALKO 0/17/0, SPECIFLORE 17®, NEUTRAFLORE®, NEUTRACINE MAG®


INDICATIVE FLOW : CALKO PK®, SPECIFLORE 17®, NEUTRAFLORE®, NEUTRACINE MAG®



BOGBALLE


Also view settings sheets  on the BOGBALLE website »


  • Type of FCA Fertilisants' fertilizer : Vinazote®, Soufrazot®

  •  Tables Bogballe
  • Type of FCA Fertilisants' fertilizer : Biosol, Calko NPK®, Myco'Sol®

  •  Tables Bogballe
  • Type of FCA Fertilisants' fertilizer : Calko PK®, Neutraflore®, Neutracine®

  •  Tables Bogballe


VICON KVERNELAND


Also view settings sheets  on the VICON KVERNELAND website »


Type of FCA Fertilisants' fertilizer : Vinazote®, Soufrazot®


Type of FCA Fertilisants' fertilizer : Biosol, Prosan®, Myco'Sol®, Calko NPK®


Type of FCA Fertilisants' fertilizer : Calko PK®, Neutraflore Mag®, Neutracine®



PRECISION SEEDERS SETTINGS


Microgranulator for Myco'Sol® microgranulated fertilizers
For Myco'Sol® Located fertilizer spreader