ASABE has initiated a project to develop a terminology and method standard for precision seed planters.

The industry currently uses inconsistent terminology to describe seeder performance. This standard would provide a reference for precision-planter testing terminology and methods.

The project committee welcomes input on the draft. Those with industry or user experience with agricultural seed planters are invited to contact project leader Randy Taylor, at [email protected]. Interested individuals from the academic community, including faculty and students, are also encouraged to participate.

ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 250 standards currently in publication. Conformance to ASABE standards is voluntary, except where required by state, provincial, or other governmental requirements, and the documents are developed by consensus in accordance with procedures approved by the American National Standards Institute. For information on this or any other ASABE standard, contact Scott Cedarquist at 269-932-7031, [email protected].

A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE web site at