In case of grassland reseeding, the reflection of the plants in the infrared range that is measured while driving over the crop canopy is used to determine the leaf mass. On this basis, the system software can identify damage to the grass sod and calculate the required seeding rates. In simple terms, a low reflection means a patchy sward to which the system reacts by applying seed in real-time in a site-specific manner.
Depending on the condition of meadows and pastures, trampling damage or gaps caused by weeds and mice can be repaired and more high-quality plants can be established in the stand. This can either be done in early spring or between the second cut and the beginning of September.
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