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Mar, 28 2018 - by Ag Leader

Tips from Tech: SeedCommand Preseason Checklist

Robins are here, the days are getting longer and warmer - spring is slowly coming to the Midwest and farmers are beginning to think about the quickly approaching growing season ahead. 

So when it comes time to pull the planter out of the shed, Ag Leader technical support has put together these great resources for you to check it over.

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Mar, 26 2018 - by Barry Anderson

Foundations For a Higher Ear Count

We have all the heard the saying “getting back to the basics”, but how does that apply to today's farm that's filled with technology? It is no different from what our fathers and grandfathers did when they planted. Sure, planters have changed and other technologies have been added to complement and enhance the planting operations. There was a research experiment conducted in 1908 by Albert Hume et al. that looked at the distance between hills for corn in the Illinois Corn Belt. One statement taken from that experiment summary sums it up well by saying, “Plant corn thicker if the land is rich and thinner if the land is old and thin.” There are many factors that play into ear count and yield, but here are the basic three.

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Mar, 20 2018 - by Sam Worley

SureDrive Installs on your planter, your meter

Most people want to see equipment before they buy to be sure it will work for their needs and to ensure the design is intelligent, sensible. It has been a common request for us to feature images of SureDrive installed on various row units and hoppers. So, here are pictures of the most popular row units SureDrive fits on. Enjoy!

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Mar, 15 2018 - by Ag Leader

Ag Leader Software Hackathons Spur Innovation

Where do new products and existing product improvements come from? Sometimes they come from feature requests from our customers and dealers, sometimes from our own engineers, product managers and tech support who use our products on their farms. Other times they come from our engineers and developers through release planning and the product planning and development cycle.

But once in a while, they come from something else…

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Mar, 12 2018 - by Ag Leader

What can SureDrive do for you?

I do not have to tell you how crucial seed spacing and singulation is to yield, it’s an item all farmers know. The main purpose of SureDrive® is to provide consistent meter control for the purpose of optimal singulation and seed spacing.

But it's more than that. Less maintenance, simplified electrical and mechanical components on the planter and an easy install are additional pluses of the SureDrive electric planter drive. 

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Mar, 05 2018 - by Chad Swindoll

SureDrive Turn Compensation

The inner and outer rows of a planter travel faster or slower than the center of the planter when turning. Seeds planted on interior rows are spaced too closely. Seeds on exterior rows are spaced too far apart.

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