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.
Quit planting with a blindfold on.
The planter monitor in your cab today delivers sanitized population data. It tells you if you are within your target planting population with about a ten percent margin of error. So if you have 5% skips and 5% doubles, your monitor is happy because you are planting at 100% population. That’s not good enough.
The 20/20 SeedSense® Monitor System gives you better information and more information. Information that lets you actively manage your planter – and make changes that make you money.
Four reasons why you need this monitor:
- Find hidden mechanical problems and correct them at planting
- Perfect planter performance by adjusting meters, vacuum pressure, transmissions and speed
- Improve productivity by maximizing planter speed without compromising performance
- Measure and adjust down force to eliminate costly root compaction and slotting
Five things your current monitor can't tell you:
- Is your down force set correctly?
- Are your meters running at peak accuracy?
- Can you go faster and not hurt planting accuracy?
- Is there a seed tape or debris in your meter that is causing one row to skip?
- Do you have enough row unit weight to achieve your desired depth?