I sometimes am called upon to do the impossible: Make a poorly designed planter or drill work well in no-till. And I then have to convey
An article this past summer (2017) in Corn & Soybean Digest raises this question, and sets forth the reasons that its inventor, John Baker, claims it is. To a large extent, it regurgitates a propaganda barrage from Baker’s PowerPoint presentation without any skepticism or counterpoint. Many of Baker’s claims are preposterous, and his views warped from reality.
These are notorious for dust getting inside, not taking grease, and then seizing up entirely. While the update that Deere did with making a flat