A bed shape planter enables even spread of fertiliser and controls the growth of weeds. It also enables efficient management of water. A bed shape planter makes beds, plants seeds and applies fertiliser evenly. It is used for forming flat beds to control salt stress. Its placer wheel makes deep plantation of seeds possible. Raised beds created via a bed shape planter can counter many gardening challenges. These raised beds can be maintained properly with the help of this implement.
Uses and benefits of Bed Shape Planter
• Helps construct and maintain raised beds that are more productive
• Less compaction of soil and better drainage
• Plants can grow earlier due to earlier warmth
• Lessened perennial weed pressure
• It can shape three furrows and two beds simultaneously
Bed Shape Planter Specifications
• Frame: 50x50x6 m box
• Hitch: 75x36x6 mm
• Tine: 50x20 mm
• Length: 1520 mm
• Height: 2240 mm
• Width: 2240 mm
• Approximate weight: 470 kgs
• Tractor compatibility: 50 HP and above.
Why Bed Shape Planter Popular in Africa
Several African countries like Malawi face the problem of heavily compacted soil layer. Occasional usage of heavy machinery may be the cause. Due to this issue, plant roots, water and air are unable to penetrate the hard layer, which are necessary elements for healthy soil conditions. Creating raised beds can lead to a favourable environment for crops. Raised bed farming has proven benefits. A bed shape planter is used for creating and maintaining raised beds and African farmers can definitely benefit from implementing this technique in their hard soil farms.