This document discusses precision planting with an emphasis on monitoring and control technology incorporated into planter systems. It is part 2 of a 2 part paper on precision planting technologies that considers planning for planting operations; seed monitoring and delivery; opening and closing systems; and reporting options.
Precision Planter Components: Part 1 – Seed Metering, Downforce Control and Depth Control
Establishing a strong plant stand is the first step in achieving a productive cotton crop. This paper focuses on proper: 1) seed metering, 2) downforce settings, and 3) planting depth for your planting conditions including new options to automate these settings. A future paper will consider other advances in planter technology such as new seed […]
Establishing Profitable Cotton Stands in High Biomass Cover
A major hurdle in the integration of cover crops into the cotton production system is the establishment of the cotton crop. This report discusses the ability of seven row cleaner and four double disk opener systems to process multiple-species, high biomass cover crop mixes.