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Row Crop Planter Checklist

Drs. Wes Porter and Simer Virk, UGA Extension, put together a great row crop planter checklist for growers to use. Planting represents a critical field operation in row crop production. Correct planter setup and maintenance can reduce downtime in the field while ensuring optimum seeding performance during planting, which generally leads to successful stand establishment. Negligent planter maintenance and setup can lead
to costly planting mistakes, resulting in stand establishment issues and poor crop yields. The following tips will help producers evaluate the various planter components and make any necessary adjustments to achieve optimal planter performance. The check list can be obtained below.

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