If the U.S. corn crop were planted in two weeks, what would that work out to for seeds per second? Host Shaun Haney starts out with a shoutout to one of our listeners who has done the math on it. Then:
- Top Ag(ronomic) News
- Pairing soil sensing technology with planting parameters — a look at German farm equipment company Köckerling’s partnership with Austria-based Geoprospectors.
- An update on the potential for the Harrington seed destructor.
- The risk of iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC) in soybeans in Western Canada and the Northern Plains.
- Evaluating nitrogen stabilizers and a throwback to a conversation on down force, with AGRIS Co-operative agronomist Dale Cowan.
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We asked the audience to crunch some math on #realagradio yesterday and @Milkman_trav obliged. Based on his calculation, if the 90 million acres US corn crop is planted in 2 weeks that is 2,380,952 seeds per second put in the ground. https://t.co/PcPRgQXgnD
— RealAgriculture (@realagriculture) April 21, 2018
@realagriculture #realagradio 90 million corn acres over 14 days at 32000 pop.
6,428,571 acres per day
267,857acres per hour
8,571,428,000 seeds per hour
142,857,133seeds per minute
2,380,952 seeds per second
— Travis Tousant (@Milkman_trav) April 21, 2018