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Ohio State University Extension


Planter Field Day

With the ever changing weather pattern, it is critical that farmers take advantage of prime planting opportunities. Planting as efficiently as possible is one key to a successful season. Planters and technology have a come a long way in recent years. From seed singulation and uniform spacing to variable rate seeding and fertilizer application, we are working towards every seed producing its maximum yield. One of the newest planting systems is the John Deere ExactEmerge row unit, which allows planting speeds of up to 10 mph. 

The Molly Caren Agricultural Center, home of the Farm Science Review, used planters set up with the ExactEmerge system on their corn and soybean ground this season. The corn and soybeans are up on the farm and the Madison County Extension office has set up a field day for local farmers interested in looking at the planter and the crop stands.  The Farm Science Review farm manager will be available for a Q&A session on the 2016 planting season with the ExactEmerge system and a John Deere representative will be on hand to talk about planter specifications. 

The event will be held on May 31 from 8:00 – 11:00 am. Please meet at the field at the north end of Farm Science Review, located at 1782 SR 38 NW, London, OH 43140. Refreshments will be provided so please call the Extension Office at 740-852-0975 or email so we know how many to plan for.