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Four Keys to the Planter Pass

November 17, 2010
By: Margy Eckelkamp, Director of Content Development, Machinery Pete

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Head to the field in episode 4 of Corn College TV for the four keys to the planter pass with Farm Journal Associate Field Agronomist Missy Bauer. Evaluate and elevate your planter pass.

“Make it top priority to keep the planter pass sacred,” she says. “We get one opportunity to go the field and do it right. You don’t want to make mistakes you have to live with for the rest of the season.”

Four keys to the planter pass:

  • Planting depth
  • Residue Management
  • Down Pressure
  • Planter Levelness

Bauer says it’s all about setting the scene for maximum ear count and every 1000 ears per acre is worth 5 to 7 bu. in yield.

Learn more in Episode 4 of Corn College TV.  

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