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+2.9 Bu/A Average Advantage with Flo-Rite® Seed Firmers

This two-year study set out to evaluate the yield differences among three different in-furrow fertilizer placement products.

The Totally Tubular system places fertilizer under the seed, while Flo-Rite® Seed Firmers deliver pop-up starter fertilizer into the trench through a protected stainless steel liquid tube. The Y-Band Liquid nozzles on the Flo-Rite Seed Firmers produce a consistent stream at a 40˚ angle to the base of the seed trench for optimum fertilizer placement. 

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, or download Beck’s entire 2015 PFR book here. 


Beck's Hybrids PFR program conducts more than 90 different studies across multiple locations (9 states) 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 trademark of Flo-Rite, Inc.

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