Seeding & Planting

Bayer's Votivo Biological Seed Treatment Coming

Bayer CropScience announced today that it will launch a revolutionary new biocontrol seed treatment in no-till corn, soybeans and cotton for the 2011 season. Select growers and seed companies will be able to test Votivo biological seed treatment on their farms in 2010 for a firsthand look at its unique protective properties, says product manager Paul Hewitt.
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Aiming For Planting Perfection In Varying Soil Types

Maintaining openers in tip-top shape, a deeper planting depth and seed meters help Kansas no-tillers achieve even emergence of corn.
When Bryan Poppelreiter pulls his no-till planter into the field, he understands that absolute planting perfection probably isn’t going to happen. But that doesn’t mean he won’t shoot for a picket-fence stand that pops out of the soil evenly up and down, as well as side to side.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Bending Equipment, Argonomics To Fit His Needs Pays

South Dakota no-tiller Terry Huss modifies new equipment to fit his dry conditions and goes against the trend by growing wheat with corn and soybeans.
It doesn’t seem possible that I’ve been no-tilling for 30 years. I don’t know if you would call me a pioneer, but no-till was almost unheard of in north central South Dakota in 1979.
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8 Steps For Better No-Tilling

Today’s stronger, heavier equipment is designed to cut and handle residue, penetrate soil to your desired seeding depth, get proper seed-to-soil contact and close the seed-vee. With these four functions in mind, University of Nebraska engineer Paul Jasa says you need to evaluate your no-till planter early in the spring while you have time to make adjustments or buy attachments.
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