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Gear Up for #Plant15

“When you have low commodity prices, you have to do the best job possible to maximize yield potential,” says Phil Jennings, Kinze. “Then regardless of what Mother Nature deals you throughout the season, you know you’ve done things correctly.”

Maximizing yield potential starts when you roll out your planter each spring. Planters need to be fine-tuned to make sure seeds are placed precisely in the seed trench. Taking care of necessary maintenance now ensures planters will be ready when the conditions are right.

“If the seed isn’t placed in optimal conditions at the appropriate time, how can you expect the crop to reach its full yield potential?” asks Ryan Molitor, Raven.

In the links below, you’ll find a plethora of advice to get planters into tip-top shape. Learn how to clean up seed meters, inspect soil-engaging components, update technology, and so much more. “The best thing you can do is prepare,” adds Jennings. “Checking over your planter before planting season is a really good insurance policy.”

If you’re using high-speed or multihybrid planters, learn how to make the most of this technology from farmers who have tested the brand-new systems.   

Follow us on Twitter for more planting advice and updates on spring weather. When you start planting, use the hashtag “#Plant15” to share planting progress.

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