With the potential for wet soils in some areas of the country this spring, compaction may be an issue during planting. Sidewall compaction in wet soils can be a problem, especially if the crop is “mudded-in” and a dry spell occurs after planting.
Toby Graham developed an electric-drive system that converts ground-driven planters into by-the-row variable-rate seeders with built-in row shut-off capability. Now, he’s updating the system with an optional tablet-based controller....More
The time to start planting is coming up in about a month. Farm Industry News has gathered all of the most recent coverage of the newest in planting equipment and planting tips from the experts here in one spot. Don’t forget to come back to farmindustrynews.com for more coverage as the 2013 planting season approaches.
Dave Robinson, Precision Planting, gives an update on the company's new partnership with Monsanto to bring FieldScripts to growers who will test the new planting system in fields this spring. For more information, visit http://www.monsanto.com/products/pages/fieldscripts.aspx....More
With corn continuing to sell for $7 and soybeans for $14 a bushel, farmers are showing more interest in investing in new planters and combines. Companies like Kinze Manufacturing Inc. are spending more time talking to farmers and finding what they need to improve production and returns on their investment....More
Horsch, a German-based company with manufacturing in the U.S., entered the planter market last year. The company reports that sales of its inaugural planter called the Maestro have been through the roof. “Right now, our North American models are all sold out,” says product representative Jesse Kappenman. “It has been a huge success and is a very sought-after product.”...More
Kinze Manufacturing introduced a new Kinze 4900 planter series during a launch at their world headquarters in Williamsburg, Iowa. The new planter features a narrow transport front-fold frame design, 30-in. row spacing, and a choice of 12, 16 or 24 rows....More
Kinze Manufacturing held a grand opening of the Kinze Innovation Center on Friday, Jan. 25. The center, located at Williamsburg, Iowa, is designed to serve as a destination for customers, dealers and friends from all over the world....More