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Frontlink Inc. offers Ontario’s organic farmers specialized European equipment
Frontlink Inc. offers Ontario’s organic farmers specialized European equipment

The company specializes in organic weed control, seeding and tillage

By Farms.com

Ontario organic producers who are interested in the equipment their European colleagues are using can turn to Frontlink Inc.

The company is the Canadian distributor for Zuidberg (Holland), Einböck (Austria), Homburg (Holland) and Dal-Bo (Denmark) equipment

The company is confident they experience to show that the machinery can meet the needs of Ontario’s organic growers.

“That’s what makes us stand out from our competitors,” Henri Scholten, sales manager with Frontlink, told Farms.com. “Our products are what we would classify as the ‘Ferrari’ of mechanical weed control equipment. It’s the best of the best and it’s all modern equipment.”

Frontlink’s Einböck could be of particular interest to organic farmers.

The Aerostar tine weeder can be used pre-or post-emergence to help producers control nearly 70 per cent of weeds, according to Einböck’s website.

“It helps farmers keep the weeds down, therefore robbing less nitrogen, and lets that crop canopy out to drown out the weeds,” Scholten said.

Einböck also offers a row crop cultivator known as the Chopstar, which can be equipped with Row-Guard camera guidance.

The added guidance allows the equipment to specifically target the necessary areas, said Scholten.

“Row-Guard is able to detect the plant row and side-shift the cultivator over a maximum of 19 inches,” he said. “The system makes sure the cultivator is in line with the plant row. It’s a live read and more precise than GPS on a tractor would be.”

Frontlink will be at the Guelph Organic Conference from Jan. 25 to 28. The company will display some of its machinery and answer any equipment-related questions from farmers.