Planter technology is always changing, but one thing does not. Precision Planting regional manager Matt Grove says maintenance is a must. “Look at parallel arms and gauge wheel arm bushings, those things that have a lot of movement year-over-year. Also look to the basics, is the planter level and do the row units have the ability to move in the range needed.” Seed placement and closing the furrow properly are also important. Grove says a proper closing system will help retain moisture for a longer period of time and give each seed the opportunity to germinate consistently.
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