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Planting Tip #10: Browse Your Manual

April 11, 2011
By: Dan Anderson, Farm Journal Columnist

Dan Anderson, “In the Shop” blogger and Farm Journal columnist, has taken part in nearly 40 planting season as a farmer or equipment dealership mechanic.

He advises that you shouldn’t let the excitement of getting in the field for the first time each spring provoke planting mistakes that jeopardize yields from the get-go.
 
Here’s today’s first-day planting mistake.
 
 

I spend a couple of evenings prior to planting skimming through owner’s manuals for planters. First, it forces me to find the manuals. Second, it helps me remember the top 10 problems I usually deal with on the first days of planting season.


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