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Planter Clinics Give Field-Ready Tips for Next Spring

20:53PM Dec 08, 2014

The time you invest this winter in getting your planter ready for spring won't increase the price of corn, but it can certainly help put more dollars in your pocket. This hands-on Planter Clinic can change how you put your crop in the ground and help lock in top yields. Farm Journal Associate Field Agronomist Missy Bauer will be leading the events to help you get your crop off to a good start.

Bauer recommends setting aside several days this winter to give planters a comprehensive check-up. “Remember, every 1,000 ears per acre is worth 5 bu. to 7 bu.,” says Missy Bauer, Farm Journal Associate Field Agronomist. “It’s pretty common to pick up several thousand ears per acre as a result of good planter setup, and that can result in significant additional revenue,” she adds.

The following are five common parts of the planter that farmers need to evaluate. 

  • Transmission
  • Parallel arms, bolts and bushings
  • Gauge wheel
  • Disk openers
  • Seed tubes

To learn more about how to prep your planter, attend a Farm Journal Corn College Planter Clinic near Memphis, Tenn. or Indianapolis, Indiana. Bauer will walk through how to boost your planter performance for higher yields. All brands and models are included. 

Tuesday, January 6
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Friday, January 9
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The day ends with an open agronomic questions and answer session with Bauer. Follow the registration links above to view tentative agendas.