But once you go inside our shop you know that planting is just around the corner. We have seed tender boxes (these large boxes hold an average of 2,500 pounds of grain and are used instead of the traditional 50-pound bags) stacked three high along our back wall and we have our planter inside getting its spring-time inspection, maintenance and adjustment done.
|You can kind of see the black bulk seed tender boxes along the wall on the left of the photo|
and the planter is set up in the front of the photo
|Getting our planter meters checked|
Seed meters are part of our precision planting system that controls the seeding rate and population of individual rows on our planter. Each row has its own meter. This systems allows us to stop seeding where we don't want to plant, all on the go. Our seed meters were checked for their efficiency this week by checking how many skips or double plants the meter gave through a test on the meter machine. Making sure our meters are working properly is one way for us to make sure that our planter is putting seed into the ground accurately, and in the end increasing our yields.
So it may not fully feel like spring yet outside, but inside our shop, things are definitely looking like spring. What are you doing to get ready for spring?
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