This Spring, Lee Lubbers had the opportunity to trial the Fendt Momentum Planter on his South Dakota farm. He was most interested in how it would perform in the pinch row, an area that is typically a low yielding spot due to compaction caused by the tires on his JD 1775. Lee compares pinch row progress in this side by side trial.
Chad was inspired by a member question last week about what he needs to do to get over the wall that he feels he has hit and push higher yields. He lends his thoughts on what to look at when pushing yields.
Kevin takes a close look at each of the components that make up CapstanAg's SelectShot system as installed on his JohnDeere ExactEmerge planter this spring. The unique add-on system delivers a shot of fertilizer as each seed is dropped into the furrow, reducing fertilizer use when compared to the traditional "dribble" approach that is used by most in-furrow planter systems.
Lee takes the Fendt Momentum Planter to the field as part of his side by side test with his John Deere.
Fendt's Momentum Planter has been getting a lot of attention because of its innovative features that allow for an increased payload and significantly reduced compaction.Everything on the Fendt Momentum Planter is designed to keep the operator in the cab for more acres without having to stop. Lee Lubbers got his hands on one this spring and ran it through the paces in a side by side trial with his John Deere planter.
In this post-planting update, Kelly talks with Chad Gorham about the experience and savings he had in his first year using the SelectShot system from CapstanAg.
As the only raised bed farmer in XtremeAg, Matt has always utilized a twin row planter configuration to plant 2 rows into each raised bed. As a result he cannot be as flexible with his populations as his row and seed spacing are limiting factors. That may change soon if this Monosem triple row planter delivers in this first of its kind trial.
Kevin shares a modification that he applies to his Conceal that prevents the knife-tip from clogging up.