Corn growers now have a tool to use this spring as they prepare for spring planting. Offered by Pioneer Hi-Bred, the new online plantability tool and planting guidelines provide precise recommendations for individual seed batch numbers for a wide range of plants.
The tool is customizable to help growers maximize productivity and improve planting accuracy. Growers simply enter the batch identification number from the bag tag and select their planter from a variety of models to generate a grid with the suggested plate or disc size, pressure or vacuum setting speed and the singular setting plus predicted seed drop for each batch of Pioneer brand hybrids they plant.
The online tool is designed to help take the guesswork out of planter adjustments. Pioneer experts test and compile plantability data from all Pioneer hybrids on major types of corn planters into an easy-to-use, complimentary online tool for customers. It also includes information on the newest Pioneer products.
Pioneer also provides seed corn plantability guidelines, which list most major planters with detailed information to optimize planting performance, such as seed lubricant recommendations. The guidelines also feature planter maintenance and calibration information.
Planter maintenance, adjustments and seed metering unit calibration are critical to seed singulation, spacing accuracy and planting the targeted population to maximize yield potential. Good singulation eliminates double or triple seed drops and, in turn, helps growers achieve maximum productivity.