AgriGold and Kinze Manufacturing, Inc. will conduct on-farm testing of an electric multi-hybrid concept planter in Iowa this growing season, which gives farmers the ability to change the seed hybrid they are planting automatically as the planter moves through the field.
The Kinze multi-hybrid planter allows two hybrids with different genetic backgrounds to be loaded into the planter and it can switch on-the-go based on a multi-hybrid prescription map loaded into the monitor. This planter can also deliver variable rate seeding.
When making seed placement decisions, farmers often choose hybrids that perform well on the soil type that makes up the majority of the field, leaving pockets of untapped yield potential in areas that vary from the field’s norm. It is not efficient to stop progress to clean out a planter and change hybrids multiple times in the same field. Variable hybrid planting technology allows for more efficient use of time and more effective placement of multiple hybrids in a single field.
Go to Agrigold website to follow this project through harvest.