Just how fast is too fast?

A big thank you to all of the Farmers for the Future members who responded to our recent question, “Just how fast is too fast?” in regards to planting.

Corn and soybean plants are subject to more than 1,000 variables each growing season. Proper planting is the most crucial variable and can have the most impact on performance. Below is a chart that shows the differences of seed placement when traveling 5.5 mph and 6.5 mph.

Many of the members who responded to the question answered that they think it’s best to take your time when planting, as the benefits for a slower speed will be present at harvest. They couldn’t be more right.

If you have any questions we can help answer regarding planting, please let us know. Also, if you’re looking for tips and information on spring planting, please take a moment to read our recent blog posts on planting preparation:

Planter Preparation

Top 5 Tips to Maximize yield

Tips to Deal with Soil Compaction

Top 10 Reasons to Avoid Soil Compaction