Seeds Must Absorb Moisture (Help Them)

by Matt Hagny I’ve spent my working life as an agronomist (independent crop consultant), trying to improve no-till cropping systems and methods. I didn’t set out to manufacture or sell planting equipment—I arrived here out of necessity, in that one of the...

Planter ‘Firming Points’ vs Seed-Tube Guards

by Matt Hagny I’ve spent much of my adult life researching ways to make planters and drills function better in no-till, and it never ceases to amaze me how garbled up the thinking can get on some design issues. Take, for instance, firming points. Please, take...

Seed bounce flaps – JD 50 & 90-series drill boots

by Matt Hagny A plastic protrusion off the back of the seed boot–what could be more trivial? Except, they’re not so trivial. These reduce seed bounce, which is especially bad on air drills, but a plenty big problem on box drills too. Some vendors will...