1. In severe drought – principle of a water pump:
The re-consolidated strips provide soil contact directly in the seed furrow. In this way, capillary water reaches the seedling even in dry weather. Reconsolidation in strips ensures that your soil works as a water pump. Every drop counts!
2. In much wetness – principle of drainage:
The loose soil absorbs any rain well and stores it. Rain from heavy downpours simply drains into the unrolled, loose areas. Soil erosion is thereby prevented. In this case, the soil works like a drain. Even on heavy wet ground, there is enough unconsolidated soil available between the rows to cover the seed with loose soil.
3. Gaseous exchange – the lungs principle:
The loose soil also enables gases to be exchanged, so that the roots can breathe.