Purdue UniversityAgronomy Department11 Sep 2001
Published at the Chat 'n Chew Cafe, June 2002
URL: http://www.kingcorn.org/news/articles.02/Planter_End_of_Season-0601.html
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End-of-Season Planter Care

R.L. (Bob) Nielsen
Agronomy Dept., Purdue Univ.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1150
Email address: rnielsen@purdue.edu

Uniform seed drop is an important contributor towards the achievement of optimum corn grain yield. Planter maintenance and adjustments are the primary factors that influence the uniformity of seed drop. Given the nightmarishly delayed 2002 planting season, many farmers may simply want to park their planters and forget about them until next winter.

Bear in mind, however, that planter maintenance for 2003 begins after the finish of the 2002 planting season. Here are a few pointers to consider. Consult your planter operations manual and equipment dealer for more details.

Useful References:

KingCorn.orgFor other information about corn, take a look at the Corn Growers Guidebook on the World Wide Web at http://www.kingcorn.org

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