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Two-Year Study Shows +5.3 Bu./A. Advantage with Flo-Rite Seed Firmer
This two-year study evaluates Flo-Rite® seed firmers and their ability to provide optimum down pressure, precise seed placement, improved seed-to-soil contact, and higher yields.
Inadequate seed-to-soil contact can result in uneven emergence, causing a deficit of sunlight and water resources to later emerging plants So why is uniform emergence so important?
1) Emergence delays of approximately 10 days can reduce yield up to 9 percent
2) Emergence delays of 21 days reduces yield up to 22 percent when compared to an even emerging stand of corn
Later emerging plants simply cannot compete for sunlight and water resources, thus producing smaller, lower yielding ears.
Flo-Rite seed firmers gently firm the seed into the bottom of the seed trench, greatly improving necessary seed-to-soil contact. This practice improves planting depth consistency and allows for better seed germination, more consistent seedling emergence, and greater yield potential.
Click here for additional study details. You can download Beck’s entire 2015 Practical Farm Research (PFR)® book here.
Beck's Hybrids PFR program conducts more than 75 different studies across multiple locations (500+ acres) to learn how different management practices and new technologies perform in field environments. Simply put, it is research focused with the farmer in mind.
Flo-Rite® is a registered trademark of Flo-Rite, Inc. Individual results may vary. Practical Farm Research (PFR)® is a registered trademark of Beck's Superior Hybrids, Inc.
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