21 December 2011

Planting garlic time began

In December, we are doing the latest sowing work of this season: the planting garlic. Before that, we have to prepare garlic cloves in Cooperative, where garlic are threshed, classified and treated chemically.

The planting garlic task requires an important careful attention because we need to create straight rows which will make easier to harrow them. Water system, with fixed sprinklers, hinders our planting work as you can see in our pictures.

We use a J.J. Broch garlic planter of five rows, which allows us to plant about 4ha per day at 3.5km/h.

You can see our video from our YouTube channel.

13 December 2011

Fitosa Centauro Sprayer

The last weekend, the Marsemar (MSM) dealer delivered our new Fitosa Centauro sprayer. We think Fitosa is one of the best Spanish brand of sprayers and its main features will make our work with garlic and cereals easier. Centauro sprayer highlights are: its excellent design, build and practical use. Thanks its main characteristics we take pleasure in its handling and efficient spraying.

The most important key features are:
  • Main tank of 1200 litres: It is made of high density polyethylene.
  • Rinse tanks of 100 litres.
  • Clean water tank of 15 litres.
  • Bertolini Diaphragm Pump of 170 litres/minute.
  • Chassis is made in high tensile steel with powder polymerized at 220°; the basis of a long lasting sprayer.
  • Chemical dispenser.
  • Self-Cleaning Filter and Suction Filter.
  • Control Unit - manually operated: Pressure regulator, Valve for pressure agitation, Main ON/OFF valve, Pressure equalisation device, Pressure filter. Centauro sprayer ensures a constant application rate regardless of speed variations within the same gear.
  • Foam marker.
  • Independent hydraulic legs of 14m with 4 hydraulic cylinders.
  • Transport lights.
  • Simple drip nozzles.
  • Well-arranged manifold fluid system.