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Southeast GA Planter Clinic

The Candler and Evans County Extension Programs will be hosting a Planter Clinic on February 10, 2022 from 9:30-3:30 at Candler Peanut Company (805 S E Broad Street Metter, GA 30439). To sign up growers can scan the QR Code with their phone or call the Candler County Extension office and ask to register. Please sign up early because we only have a limited number of spots. We plan to cover the following topics:

  • Importance of Proper Planter Performance in Row Crops
  • Critical planter settings for each crop (corn, cotton, peanut)
  • The most important piece of equipment of the farm
  • Row Unit Vacuum Meter Testing Stand
  •  How to test vacuum meters
  •  The importance of seed singulation and uniformity
  • Meter performance and adjustments or upgrades to increase performance
  •  Planter Functions and How to Conduct Maintenance
  • Components of a planter
  • Importance of planter maintenance
  • How often to replace parts
  • Stand Evaluation in the Field
  • Stand counts in the field
  • Proper seed spacing
  • Proper planting depth
  • Seed estimation and when to replant