Date: Wed Jul 18, 2018
Time: 1:20 PM - 3:20 PM
Moderator: Ignacio Ciampitti
Uniform seed placement improves seed-to-soil contact and requires proper selection of downforce control across a varying soil in the field. When planting at faster ground speeds, downforce changes and it becomes critical to select the optimum level of downforce settings to better control the performance of the planter to achieve the desired consistency of seed placement during planting. Therefore, it is essential to understand planter operational dynamics and determine the optimum downforce setting to plant at various ground speeds that will achieve consistency of placing the seeds on the ground.
Numerous new technologies are available for producers (e.g. high-speed planters, multi-hybrid planters). This talk will focus on high-speed planters and their season long agronomic performance both in soybean and corn. The presentation will discuss field-scale research studies evaluating these new planters’ performance at various planting speeds and their impact on final yield.