DLG e.V. - Survey & Tests

Diesel: Better than its reputation

By Frank Volz

DLG PowerMix 2.0: Under practical agricultural conditions there’s little alternative to the modern diesel engine. Current controversies about this power source rely on wrongly-based premises, points out Andreas Ai. He uses the updated PowerMix test to explain.

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Survey & Tests

Farmers in Thailand and Zambia are most likely to invest in their businesses this year

The scale of modernization under way in Thailand’s farming sector is clear from the latest “Chart of the month” from DLG-Agrifuture Insights. On average, about 70 % of farmers in the country intend investing in their businesses.

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DLG: Continuous high quality

By Dr. Michael Eise

To receive the DLG "continuously tested" Seal of Approval or DLG Quality Label, farm input materials must pass a comprehensive acceptability test featuring practically relevant criteria. An annual control ensures that quality is continually maintained from one batch to the next.

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Boosting performance

By Niels Conradi

With the launch of the Traxion Optimall tyre, Vredestein has extended its product range to include a further model with a "Very High Flexion" (VF) carcass. The tyre was subjected to a DLG test to verify the extra efficiency derived from VF technology.

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Slurry ingredients at a glance

By Dr. Ulrich Rubenschuh

For a long time, the use of near-infra-red sensors (NIRS) has been discussed with regard to the determination of substances in liquid manure. The DLG testing commission "fertilizing technology" has now developed a test framework, and the DLG test centre has carefully examined the first manure NlR sensor.

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