Pennsylvania: Planter Setup – Keep It Local Apr 16, 2020

🕔Apr 16, 2020
Every April, the time comes to start planting corn, drilling spring grains, thickening forage stands and getting soybeans in the ground. Before you plant, it is always a good idea […]

Prevent Potential Yield Losses with Proper Planter Settings Mar 25, 2020

🕔Mar 25, 2020
Sowing is one of the most important practices in the crop production process. The fundamental purpose of sowing is to place seeds at an optimum soil depth for the best […]

Prepping Your Planter – A 10-Point Checklist – DTN Feb 18, 2020

🕔Feb 18, 2020
North Dakota State University (NDSU) researchers and Extension agents in 2015 studied stand variability in farmers’ fields over a wide range of conditions and locations. Their findings showed, even within […]

Planter Maintenance: Fix Potential Problems Now Feb 6, 2020

🕔Feb 6, 2020
Planter maintenance is especially essential for optimal no-till results. Whereas you may be able to get away with a poorly maintained planter in conventionally tilled soil, not so in tough […]

6 Planter Maintenance Tips for 2019 Apr 10, 2019

🕔Apr 10, 2019
Planter maintenance is important for all farmers, particularly those in reduced and no-till systems. A well-maintained planter gives seed its best chance, and with field operations happening in a shortened […]

Texas: Planter Maintenance Important to Optimize Yield Potentials Mar 12, 2019

🕔Mar 12, 2019
At this time of the year, producers spend significant time selecting corn hybrids and cotton varieties as well as herbicide programs. But another important annual consideration is planter maintenance, a […]

Planter Maintenance Checklist – 14 Steps to Take Before Spring Jan 10, 2019

🕔Jan 10, 2019
Whereas you may be able to get away with a poorly maintained planter in conventionally tilled soil, not so in tough no-till conditions. A no-till planter must be able to […]

Planting: Within-Row Plant Spacing – Ensuring Planter Accuracy of Seed Drop Apr 3, 2017

🕔Apr 3, 2017
In recent newsletters for Texas Grain Sorghum Association I first discussed row spacing for grain sorghum then especially in-row spacing of seed drop and the accuracy (or lack thereof) of […]

Planting: 15-Point Equipment Checklist to Get Things Rolling Apr 15, 2016

🕔Apr 15, 2016
Spring is a time of growth and renewal in nature. For farmers, it is also a time to take to the shop, or the barnyard, for some equipment maintenance before […]

Planting: 11 Maintenance Steps for Your Planter Mar 24, 2015

🕔Mar 24, 2015
Even though snow may be falling, now is the time to check the planter. Here is a list of suggestions for planter setup and maintenance. Check meters on a test stand […]

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