Over the years I’ve been asked for my opinion on what is the most valuable planter upgrade. There will never be a blanket answer, and each situation needs to be considered with own special set of circumstances. One major challenge is that the payback of an upgrade directly hinges on how poorly the machine performed prior to the upgrade. This year has been no different than any other year, but the questions have often been more pointed, specifically questioning the return on investment with SureForce®.Keep Reading
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When applying liquid products with the planter, there are many different options available to suit each farmer’s needs, budget, and planting configuration. The options range from basic ground drive pumps to advanced valves that vary the rate and placement of fertilizer on every row unit. Ag Leader offers control solutions to help growers manage the increasing costs of liquid products while logging the placement of these products.Keep Reading
Everyone knows planting with ideal seed placement is key to ROI and you are losing big money per acre by not placing seed properly. Several factors affect spacing quality and singulation, but do you know how your planter is performing? If the answer is no, you need a window into your planter, and the InCommand® 1200 gives you just that.Keep Reading
If you're using SureForce™, or considering adding it to your planter, you are likely curious about how it works in order to maximize its potential. By focusing on agronomic principles for the crop being planted and having a working knowledge of how SureForce™ behaves, we can ensure that the crop has a high potential for prompt and uniform emergence.Keep Reading
We all know that soil types and conditions can pose many challenges to planting. Too cold, too wet, too hard, too clumpy, etc. Due to all this variability, it is crucial you are spending time behind the planter to determine the proper seed depth based on the current conditions. This is important to do each day and for each field.Keep Reading