Wheat School: Evaluating Drill Row-Units & Considerations for an Air Cart


Phil Needham’s main message for anyone aiming for maximum wheat yields is always to pay most attention to the actual seeding pass. The potential of any crop is established at seeding and emergence, and achieving maximum potential requires quality seed, high seeding rates and the all-important precise seed placement.

Several types of drills will do the job, of course, but Needham, of Needham Ag Technologies, explains that understanding and fine-tuning of each air seeder or drill is the only way to get the most out of each piece of equipment. As we’ve seen in past videos, disc diameter plays an important role in trash management and seed placement. In this video, Needham talks in broader strokes about the Case IH 500T drill, the down pressure and lack of a firming wheel, and, perhaps most importantly discusses why a tow-between or tow-behind air cart may be a great idea for weight management of the entire drill.

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