Dan comes up with some of his best ideas on rainy days. Today he has enlisted the help of his son to test the connections and flow rates of his planter's fertility system. Better to find a problem in the shop than in the field.
If you know Matt Miles, then you know that Matt seems to always be struggling with extreme weather conditions. Wet, dry, hot, cold, snow, tornados and hurricanes, Miles Farms has seen it all in their little southeast corner of Arkansas. All the more reason that Matt needs his young corn to be well protected and well nourished when it makes its way out of the ground. Matt is putting together a cocktail of products from Concept Agri-Tek this year that he thinks will be the perfect mix for his crop.
Matt Miles stripped down his 2015 chain driven planter and installed new parts from Precision Planting. He could have bought a new planter, but he thinks the ROI on this Precision Planting upgrade will be a better investment for his farm.
Every farmer seems to have their own unique way of plumbing their planter fertility system. In this video, Chad Henderson walks viewers through the fertility system on his planter and discusses some of the new additions from IntegratedAg Solutions he is most excited about.
In this Cutting The Curve, Matt sits down with Justin Sullivan from Precision Planting and Will Lassiter from Vantage Midsouth for a detailed discussion of the ROI of upgrading his existing planter with Precision Planting components. In addition to running through all of the Precision Planting components that Matt is installing on his planter, the group also discusses downforce settings, planting depth strategies, electric drives and the technology upgrades.
Matt Miles is about to take his 2015 Monosem twin-row planter and give it a serious upgrade with Precision Planting Components. Matt talks with Will Lassiter from Vantage Midsouth, his local Precision Planting dealer, about increasing ROI through a rebuild of an older planter.
Scott Meldrum of Van Wall Equipment gives Kelly a detailed breakdown of the maintenance and common wear areas on the ExactEmerge planter seed meter and seed tube components. Scott discusses proper settings and maintenance checks to conduct before you head into the field, including disc and seal care, hub height, knockout wheels, seed sensors, brush belts and more.
Every farmer has a few tips and tricks they've learned over the years when it comes to getting their equipment to operate efficiently and effectively. Kevin shares a few of his key learnings about avoiding corrosion, rust and electrical issues with his planter fertility system.
Kelly stopped by his John Deere Dealership, Van Wall Equipment, in Denison, Iowa to visit with Ryan Morgan and Scott Meldrum about what to look for on your planter ahead of the season. In part 2, Kelly and Scott talk about getting your down force settings correct on your planter.