Investment decisions on new agricultural machinery or farm inputs should always be based on hard data and facts. For more than 130 years, DLG has therefore been testing agricultural machinery, equipment and farm inputs. The DLG Test Center Technology and Farm Inputs with its tests in the fields of vehicle technology, indoor and field operations, farm inputs as well as machinery and equipment for forestry, municipal and horticultural applications, is one of the world’s most important testing organizations.
The Test Center in Gross-Umstadt (Germany) provides practitioners with information that is an important decision-making tool for investments and practical use. Its more than 4,000 test reports and test results provide farmers with clear guidance – regarding agricultural machinery and equipment as well as compound feeds, silage additives, fertilizer lime, cleaning and disinfecting agents or udder hygiene products.
The methods and test profiles are practice-oriented, independent of the manufacturers and developed by neutral Test Commissions. They are based on state-of-the-art measuring techniques and test equipment and take international standards and norms into account.
All and about, in each and every year the DLG Test Center Technology and Farm Inputs conducts
- about 1,100 tests on agricultural technology products and
- about 3,500 tests on farm input samples
On that basis, quality labels for
- about 200 agricultural machines and products and for
- about 400 consumables
are awarded per year.