What is a Planter Performance Report? That’s a great question! Not all planters are created equal, and even the planters that are made the same may not have the same amount of wear on them. As you travel across the field with your planter, some rows naturally have a harder life than others – the outside rows might be in unfavorable conditions planting, and depending on the terrain that you have, some of the middle rows near flex points on the toolbar can have odd forces applied to them. The reality is that there is a lot more going on with a planter than we think when we dive in and take a closer look, which is exactly what the Planter Performance Report does!
Several universities have cited data showing a drop in yield with each percentage point reduction of singulation. A 2-3% reduction in singulation could be costing you as much as $30-$45 per acre! This is a simple way to make sure that you are getting the most out of every acre, ensuring peak performance of that critical planting pass.
This report will identify issues with specific rows, as well as give you a report card for how well your planter did overall for the season. Think about it like each row is the individual subject in school, and this is the report card with all the grades on it. Sometimes you don’t know that your planter is slipping at math or sliding in English until you see the report card. Not sure how your planter did this year? You don’t need to wait until you cross the field with the combine to know, we can help. Contact our team, and not only will we provide you with this insightful report showing row-by-row analytics for free, but we will also sit down with you to go over it and help you plan for the 2024 planting season.