Population Control, Seed Spacing & Placement Products
Better information in. Better information out.
For measuring population, seed spacing, skips and doubles, you depend on the accuracy of your seed sensors. But optical sensors have four big problems:
- Dust looks just like seeds
- Doubles look like singles
- Dust coats the eyes
- They mount at the middle of the seed tube in order to keep them out of the dust, but most of the seed-delaying seed tube bounce happens in the lower part of the tube. So you really don’t have a good idea of seed spacing with an optical sensor.
WaveVision eliminates these problems and provides good clean information to your monitor. High frequency radio waves, rather than light, engulf seeds so that you get a "three-dimensional" look at seeds. It sees mass, not shape, so doubles look like doubles. The radio waves also see through dust, and that means we can mount the seed sensor where it belongs, at the bottom of the seed tube.
AirForce® means automatic control.
Excessive down force applied to the row unit during planting can cause root zone compaction. That compaction cuts yields by:
- Reducing germination rates and lowering plant count
- Increasing plant stress reducing ear girth and length
- Stressing plants at pollination during dry years with hot summers
Too little down force means shallow plants.
The 20/20 SeedSense® system teams with 20/20 AirForce to automatically measure and manage down force to make sure you run as light as possible, while maintaining the ground contact that assures uniform seeding depth.