EQUIPMENT NEWS
Planting Enters the Fast Lane
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Wed Feb 12, 2014 04:12 PM CST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (DTN) -- John Deere got the National Farm Machinery Show off to a fast start Wednesday when it announced a new corn and soybean planter that uses a revolutionary new seed delivery system with a recommended planting speed of 10 miles per hour.

Speedy, accurate planting is the Holy Grail for farmers with a lot of acres to plant in a short amount of time. The problem has always been that too much speed has meant too little accuracy; a tradeoff that can cost yield. Those days are over, says John Deere. Its new ExactEmerge planter with a ...

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