seed planter Articles

  • Effect of row spacing and seeding rate on soybean yield

    Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] yield response to narrow row spacing has been consistently positive in the upper Midwest and new split-row planters have made narrow row soybean production feasible, yet adoption has been slow in Iowa. Wide (76-cm) and narrow (38-cm) row spacing and four seeding rates (185,000; 309,000; 432 000; and 556,000 seeds ha–1) were evaluated at three locations during ...

  • Conservation: It’s the right thing to do

    A fable of six blind men and an elephant originated centuries ago somewhere on the Indian continent. In it the blind men try to identify an elephant by touching only one part. According to the fable each man came to a different conclusion as to what the elephant was. The parable illustrates that though opinions may vary, there’s some truth to be found in all of them. That’s the way it ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • Time for Trees to Pack Their Trunks?

    As climate changes, forest ecosystems will need to shift to more suitable sites. Should humans lend a helping hand? During the last two springs, contract planters for The Nature Conservancy have spread out through the pine, spruce and aspen forest of northeastern Minnesota. Wielding steel hoedads, they have planted almost 110,000 tree seedlings on public ...


    By Ensia

  • Going green in 2012: 12 steps for the developing world

    Many of us are thinking about the changes we want to make this year. For some, these changes will be financial; for others, physical or spiritual. But for all of us, there are important resolutions we can make to “green” our lives. Although this is often a subject focused on by industrialized nations, people in developing countries can also take important steps to reduce their growing ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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