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If someone gave you $45,000, what kind of equipment add-ons, attachments or technologies would you add to your planter, drill or air seeder, and why?

Right now I’m running a pretty basic 12-row, 30-inch planter with John Deere 7000 row units on a Kinze batwing frame, with Copperhead Furrow Cruiser closing wheels, Martin pin-adjust row cleaners, finger meters for corn and Deere meters for soybeans
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Farmer Unveils New Invention For The Seed Firmer Market

With an embedded stainless-steel fertilizer tube and replaceable wear plate, the Flo-Rite seed firmer promises better down pressure and less cost per row unit, says inventor Jeff Peter.
Debate has raged for many years about what seed firmer is the best product for improving no-till seed germination and stands. But a new product unveiled this spring may add new life to the debate.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Using The Right Tools Brings No-Till Success

Doug Gronau believes technology can boost no-till profitability, but it must produce a quick return on investment.
Returning to no-till after a 30-plus year hiatus was really a homecoming for my family. My father no-tilled in the 1960s, but moved away from the practice due to the lack of mechanical and herbicide options we needed to make no-till work.
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