Why is it so important?
At just 5 miles per hour, a planter on 30″ rows, planting 30,000 seeds per acre, must meter a kernel of seed corn approximately every 1/13 of a second – from every meter on the planter. That’s like bullets coming out of a machine gun.
Worn or improper adjusted seed meters can have a devastating effect on seed spacing and seed placement in the seed V. This ultimately affects your bottom line later in the season.
In order to avoid this, it is essential that you have your seed meters checked by a reputable dealer or Ag consultant. This will need to be done every year and be sure you replace or repair when necessary.
Precision planter settings are very important and can not be underestimated. Planter, drills, and air seeders have to cut and handle residue, penetrate the soil to the desired seeding depth, establish proper seed to soil contact, and close the seed V properly. These 4 areas of a planter or drill are important to evaluate, to adjust, and change so you can always have a successful planting season.