Developed in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, and currently fitted to the Optima TFprofi SX precision drill, the Pudama configuration sees seed and fertiliser applications synchronised by a sensor.

Suitable for operating at speeds of up to 15km/hr, at maximum speed it applies 25 fertiliser spots per second. Kverneland claims that the technique results in greater nutrient absorption because fertiliser is only applied where it is needed, and it prevents excess nitrate and phosphate from leaching into water systems.

A limited number of the Optima TFprofi SX with Pudama will be available next season (fully available for 2024). Kverneland says that the technology will eventually migrate to other Optima models.