Designed exclusively for John Deere vacuum meter planters, the new two-celled hilldrop cottonseed disk reduces seed cost – an increasingly important cost input – by enabling producers to place two seeds per hill instead of four.
"Thanks to improvements in cottonseed genetics, fewer cotton seeds are needed per hill," says Steve Lloyd, senior product support representative, aftermarket department, seeding group. "Now producers can extend cotton seeds over a broader area. In fact, John Deere's development of the two-celled hilldrop can save producers $8 to $16 per acre."
The disks are sold in packages of two and are available at any John Deere dealership. Find out more about the John Deere two-celled hilldrop cottonseed disk by contacting your local John Deere Dealer.
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