Non-ploughing, reduced tillage increases weed pressure and green manuring is no longer so easy to stop without glyphosate spraying. Weed seeds get no longer deeply buried or already grown plants can no longer be buried by soil movement. For this reason, the removal of any kind of unwanted vegetation with glyphosate as a total herbicide has established itself as a simple and cost-efficient standard method and thus as the backbone of conservation agriculture. As an equivalent replacement for glyphosate, CA requires a herbicidal method that is systemic (from leaf to root) and does not require soil movement.
The development of the crop.zone herbicide concept fulfils precisely these criteria, as the current is introduced via the leaves and acts right into the roots. As both applicator poles are in direct contact with plant shoots in the leaf-leaf concept and no soil contact is required, the crop.zone system can also handle the mulch layers of soil-conservation and no-till farming. The electro-hybrid fluids can be used to condition the plant and mulch surface to further increase efficiency.
For strip-till applications, the applicators have a sharp-edged effect and can be precisely switched and adjusted.