Sponsored: Is TrackTill a Viable Way to Combat Pinch Row Compaction?
Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® study will attempt to combat pinch row compaction with the use of TrackTill®. This planter attachment, manufactured by Yetter, is a series of blades that fit behind the center lift tires of the planter. TrackTill lifts and fractures the soil in an effort to eliminate wheel track, or central-fill pinch row compaction. Pinch row compaction leads to shorter, stunted plants, restricted roots and ultimately yield loss.
In 2014, PFR saw an average of 5.4 Bu./A. advantage with the use of TrackTill at three of our locations. We hope to bring you more yield results this season as we continue to test TrackTill. Check out the video to learn more.
Download Beck’s entire 2015 Practical Farm Research (PFR)® book here.
Beck's Hybrids PFR program conducts more than 100 different studies across multiple locations (700+ 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.
Practical Farm Research (PFR)® is a registered trademark of Beck's Superior Hybrids, Inc. TrackTill® is a registered trademark of Yetter Manufacturing, Inc.