Precision Planter Components: Part 1 – Seed Metering, Downforce Control and Depth Control

Published: April 12, 2023

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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 delivery systems and control systems for closing wheels.