Texas: Planter Maintenance Important to Optimize Yield Potentials

🕔Mar 12, 2019At 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, 2019Whereas 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, 2017In 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, 2016Spring 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, 2015Even 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 […]

Early Spring Best Time to Test and Tune Farm Machinery

🕔Feb 26, 2015Early spring is the optimal time to prepare farm equipment and make repairs for a smooth planting season, a Purdue University agricultural machinery specialist says. Robert Stwalley, assistant clinical professor […]

Planter Maintenance: 17 Points Not to Overlook – DTN

🕔Feb 23, 2015“A winning effort begins with preparation.” — Joe Gibbs, three-time Super Bowl-winning football coach and championship NASCAR team owner Let’s start with two horror stories that illustrate how being ill-prepared […]

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