Posted 10/18/2020 08:16 (#8551278 - in reply to #8551140) Subject: RE: Anybody ever regret going from drill to row planter for beans
We farm similar soils to yours. We went to 15” planted soya a number of years ago and found it better yielding to the drilled beans with less seed cost. But after expanding our acres the last few years we have used the drill to help keep planting timely. We block off every other run on the drill to get 15” rows and drop seed count to the 185 k range. Thinking we can go less next year on population with both the drill and planter. We didn’t do any side by side comparisons this year to see if there was any yield advantage with one machine over the other. There may be a bu or two by using the planter but being a few days late or early on the clay can affect yield more than the equipment used to put it in the ground.