Better Singulation In Your Soybeans

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4 May 233 min 11 secPremium Content

Temple talks about the changes he made to his planter that resulted in a big improvement on his soybean singulation.

All right, let's talk about singulation of soybeans. We talk about singulation of corn all the time and people don't think that it's very important on soybeans. I'm gonna show you a way to get a little bit better singulation. Now you soybeans so this is a normal plate for soybeans and see how it has these two rows, you know as this thing drops around now, they're staggered right? So you should be able to get some kind of singulation out of it to a certain extent but as those are turning and they're dropping and there's a real potential to drop two at one time all the time. So we took ours out and we ordered a special one and it just has one row of holes so we can actually singulate a little bit better. Yes. This plate has to spend a little bit faster than the other plate but we actually get a lot better singulation on soybeans singulation on soybeans is a is a lot bigger deal than people think it is. We keep talking about trigger points. Well when you have Plants that are not space properly your trigger points will be very very different. Here. We are we're out here in this field. This is a new till field. There's a few skips. And there's a couple doubles out here. I know Chad Henderson's going to bash me about it. But what I'm talking about, you know when we're talking about singulating, you know, we got you know, these plants down here are all about, you know, there's space pretty good for soybeans, you know, we've gotten that better spacing because of you know looking at you know, what we're trying to do with singulating the beans with making just one minor change, you know, we're we're changing our plates, you know, it doesn't cost you much money or much time to pay a little bit more attention about singing late and soybeans but in a high yield situation, this is what we have. So if we have plants that are space properly like these down here, you know, there's space about right, you know, there's a little bit of a gap there, you know, but they're all space pretty evenly but then you got like right here. We've got this this Well, we got this Gap here. Well, this one here is going to be a bushier being you know, this these back here is spaced about right but then you got these two here, you know, and there's they're they're a little bit too tight. Well, these are going to end up being a thin line being so what ended up happening is Well, what we'll end up happening is is we're gonna be in a situation where we're going to be a different stages different trigger points different stages. Well, we're asking to change these plants out here, you know, we're we're asking these plants to do something that they're not normally supposed to do. Well if I got different stages and I got a different trigger point amongst two of them. I could potentially have three different types of beans in the field. I've got to have a bushy one out here all in the same room a thin line one and then a medium bushy one. Well, they're gonna be at all different stages in that crops life. So do you really want to have to put out all these different pcrs and a different micro that it needs a different time and then have it not give you your return on your investment. So one more little tip that maybe might help these guys out. See you guys soon.

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