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Bright colors easier to see in the field

Occasionally, I’ll lose a seed boot and seed tube from the no-till drill I use for planting soybeans and a cover crop. I may not catch it right away, particularly at night. Even in the daylight, I’m looking into a sea of brown. Now, however, I use brightly colored duct tape to wrap the top of each seed tube. Not only does it take less time to spot in a no-till field but also I can periodically scan across the drill to make sure all parts are in position and seed is getting placed properly in the soil. Replacement parts are $150; whereas, one roll of duct tape costs $7.

Terry Aukes from Larchwood, Iowa

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