Planters have come a long way since the old days but there’s more to making your planter profitable than just paying for new paint. Dan Luepkes explains the Precision Planting system on his retrofitted planter. We start in the machinery shed overviewing the components of the equipment then move to the field. Throughout this hands-on “field trip,” Dan tells us the why and how of maximizing your seeding effort through precision planting. If you want bigger yields, watch this!
Kevin walks through his planting operation equipment and talks about what he learned, what he likes and what needs improvement. It's all about efficiency from front to back.
Chad's Boron levels in his first tissue samples have traditionally lagged. So this year he is putting a dose of Solubor into his 2x2 in order to push those Boron levels up at the first tissue sampling. Stay tuned for tissue sample updates.
The use of in-furrow fertilizer applications have proven to help with overall emergence, root development and seedling growth, but when planting into cooler soil temperatures, a balanced in-furrow program is especially important when it comes to getting that young plant off to a good start. Lee Lubbers discusses the mix of products from Hefty Naturals, TerraMax and Nachurs and the early results of his in-furrow trial program.
Matt Miles talks with his BASF seed advisor about cotton seed hybrids and the trials he is going to be doing this season.
One of the biggest inconsistencies in farming today is something that many farmers overlook - water! As the carrier, it is the most essential component of every chemical application on your farm. Whether you source your water from a treatment facility, or from a well or farm pond, one thing is for sure - water is never just water.
Kelly shares the products and mix ratios he is using in both in-furrow and through the planter's 2x2x2 Closer System. He is relying on a mix of products from Nachurs, TerraMax and Teva.
Dan made the switch from an airbag downforce system to Precision Planting's DeltaForce system a few years ago. Like others, he weighed the cost of retrofitting his planter with the new technology versus the potential yield ROI of a crop that is planted at a uniform depth from end to end. In this video Dan talks about the ROI he sees from DeltaForce on his tougher no-till fields.
Dan is on his final day of beans and he is finishing up in one of his no-till fields. Covered in a blanket of heavy corn residue left over form last year's harvest, the ground is dry and hard. Dan takes you inside the cab to talk about some of the technology, including Precision Planting's Clean Sweep, that he uses to make sure things are being done right in this challenging field.