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  • Corn planting time is here, and have you wondered how to check the depth of your planter? Seeding depth or the variation in seeding depth can affect corn yields. Below is a great blog post from Dr. Simer Virk, UGA Precision Agriculture Specialist, on this subject. With corn planting underway in some parts of the…

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  • Feb 13, 2022 | Written by Simerjeet Virk With start of another crop season, lime applications have begun across most of the state with dry pre-plant fertilizer to follow soon. Generally, we do not hear about fertilizer application issues that occur with broadcast spreaders until later in the crop season but this year is different because of the…

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  • Sep 10, 2021 | Written by Simerjeet Virk and Scott Monfort Over the next few weeks, peanut harvest will be in full swing across most of the state. Along with proper timing consideration for digging peanuts, proper setup and operation of peanut harvest equipment is also an important consideration to minimize harvest losses and to ensure peak equipment performance and…

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  • Jun 23, 2021 | Written by Simerjeet Virk PWM systems are becoming more common on boom sprayers recently and there are increasing number of growers who are first-time users of these systems and need to make nozzle selection decisions for their systems. While nozzle selection for a PWM system is somewhat similar to the nozzle selection process for…

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  • Simerjeet Virk, Extension Precision Ag Specialist, UGA & Wesley Porter, Extension Precision Ag and Irrigation Specialist, UGA For peanut growers, this is a perfect time to start inspecting their planters and perform any required maintenance on components to ensure peak planter performance during field operation. Planting mistakes due to improper setup and maintenance can lead…

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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.…

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