SeedRight’s new family of products can lower seed cost and reduce uneven stands by allowing growers to utilize their planters to seed small grains and cover crops accurately.
“Recommended seeding rates can decrease by more than 30% if a producer can place seed with consistent depth and seed to soil contact, this is where utilizing a planter offers a significant advantage over aerial or broadcast-type applications,” says Dave Hockemeyer, owner of Peridot Inc, the parent company of SeedRight. “Our patent pending technology allows farmers to utilize their most precise tool for seeding – their planter.”
Growers can expect reduced seeding rates and more uniform stands by using the SeedRight discs in combination with their current planter.
An additional benefit to the producer is his ability to remain lean in the equipment portfolio since there is no need to maintain or purchase other equipment to seed small grains and cover crops. “It is an economical solution for any grower, whether they have fully integrated cover crops and small grains into their rotation or are just experimenting,” stated Hockemeyer.
The SeedRight product family includes large and small cell discs for both the John Deere vacuum planters as well as the Kinze EdgeVac planters. The large cell disc is recommended for seed sizes ranging from 9,000 seeds per pound to 35,000 seeds per pound (wheat, oats, cereal rye). The small cell disc is recommended for seed sizes ranging from 35,000 to 300,000 seeds per pound, such as rapeseed, radish and rye grasses.
The backer plates are designed for the Kinze Brush-Type meter and are used with the OEM plates to plant small grains and cover crops as well as custom plates developed by SeedRight for specialty crops.