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A little over six weeks to plant. Is your planter ready?

Hard to believe some farmers will begin planting in six short weeks. Is your planter ready to go?

Mike Gryp is district sales manager for Kinze manufacturing.

“It is very critical we go through our planter from head to toe making sure we have all of our components up to standard. To do so we start at the draw bar and work our way back to the tongue and tool bar.”

Gryp says there are three important tasks a planter should do.

“One is get you good consistent depth in the field so we get good even emergence. If our components are worn or out of adjustment our depth control could be impacted which means a loss of yield in the field,” Gryp says. “The next thing is end-row spacing to where we get that good end-row spacing. If our adjustments are not right, we will see impact in our spacing.”

Gryp says the third task is seed to soil contact. He says make sure to cover the seed with soil so there are no air pockets so the seed will germinate.

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