Podcast on Seeding Solutions for your Drill…
Each year at planting time, the stakes are high.
Seed is a big expense. If you plant too much seed, you’re wasting dollars. Plus, your yields can suffer if plants are competing against one another.
If you don’t plant enough seed, your land won’t produce to its full potential. You’ll have more weed pressure and disappointing yields.
Because drills meter by volume and seed is planted by weight, the only way to be sure you’re seeding at the right rate is to calibrate your drill.
But until recently, calibrating a seed drill was a time-consuming process which includes counting seeds dropped over a certain area – and needed to be repeated for each new variety or seed size.
Calibration Problem Solved
Installing a scale system on your drill makes calibration simple.
“The scale’s giving you the ability to basically calibrate the entire time you’re seeding,” said Ag Systems Technology Instructor Nicholas Uilk from South Dakota State University.
Using a drill scale dramatically increases efficiency and ensures that you’re not planting too much or too little.
And when commodity prices are low and seed costs are high, like they are today, every bit of accuracy and savings helps.
To determine your return of investment for a scale system on your drill, use our simple calculator to see how much you will save in input cost by increasing the accuracy.
Check out our Drill Scale Solutions page to learn more and view a video of customers talking about their experiences.