Every Little Bit Counts When Talking Field Averages
2 Jun 231 min 41 sec

When do you plant your end-rows? Matt squeezes a little more out of his field average by planting them last.  Here is why.

00:00 Hey guys. Matt Swanson here with the Extreme Ag. You can see we're still plant away here. Do some more food. Great corn today. One of the things I wanted to touch on real quick is one is one of those minor 00:11 details that we do the try. We tried to squeeze another two, three, 5% out of our field averages. 00:17 So the thing that we're doing is we're planning our headlands or our in rows last. And the reason we do that is because when we plant our headlands last, 00:26 we see more consistent emergence, more consistent ear counts, more consistent stand quality on our in rows because we're not disturbing that 00:36 seed or that ground by turning around on it. We've got lots of heavy equipment and tracks and all kinds of things that when we turn, we're kind of scrubbing and it may have piles and, 00:47 and we just see less consistent emergence, less consistent stand counts. So that's one of the things we do, uh, 00:55 to alleviate that problem is, uh, plan our headlands last. We use the precision planning 2020 to do that. 01:02 It's already included in the software actually, I think the new case 1200 will do it as well. Um, and what I really, really like to look is it, it puts a nice finish on the field, 01:12 kind of like making your inland lost when you're running a field cultivator. And it also also, like I said, results in more consistent stay in. 01:20 It's just one of those minor details that if you can use it to squeeze another three 5% off of on your field averages, it's all a bonus. 01:30 Like anything, if you have questions, reach out. This is uh, Matt from Xtr ag. Have a great day.