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Take time now to prep new drill
Do you have a new drill you’ll be using for the first time this spring? Take some time now and over the next couple months before seeding to read over the manual, and find out how to program the monitor and calibrate seeding and fertilizer rates. When you get a nice day and have a…
Give the drill a complete inspection
Growers with a few days before they expect to start seeding may want to take time to get the drill ready. To start, find a flat dry place to work, and get the drill leveled. The manual should provide instructions. A level drill is important for shallow seeded crops like canola. Also inspect openers, hoses,…
New drill? Try peas first
Growers may encounter a few glitches the first time they take a drill to the field. A large investment in canola seed can escape out the drill pretty quickly if the seed metering system is set wrong. Peas run through the drill a little more slowly. And because fine tuning a drill means getting out…
Calibrating your air drill between seed lots
Re-calibrating you air drill between different seed lots (or varieties) of canola is important to ensure that you are attaining the desired seeding rate. Canola Council of Canada Resource Manager Derwyn Hammond explains in this video. To view the video click here Calibrate your drill between seed lots Published May 12, 2010