PTI Farm Research and Results - Jason Webster
-Projects underway at the PTI farm
-Research results from the previous year
Managing soil density to maximize the seed's opportunity - Doug Wiegand and Will Frank
- Soil density impacts moisture retention and root development, no matter the crop. Seeders and Planters need to be managed to leave a consistent and correct soil density to allow the young seedling and the mature plant the opportunity to thrive.
Moisture, Environment, and Emergence - Justin McMenamy and Troy Endress
- The seed environment plays a large role in the yield of that plant. Moisture, temperature, lack of residue, are all important factors in how the seed spends it's first few weeks. Updates on SmartDepth and Stories of decisions made while using SmartFirmer
Managing soil fertility and nutrition - Cory Muhlbauer
- Band nutrients, shift 50% of fall P to planter applied starter, split apply N in Season, use zones to manage your fields. Fertility and zone management research
Planter Pitfalls that Cause Technology to Fail - Troy McKown and Matt Bennett
- The most technology-heavy planter will fail if basic maintenance and planter operations are not understood and taken care of. How to ensure technology works for you by taking care of the basics. Furrow Creation, maintenance, etc.