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Kinze’s 24-row 4905 True Speed planter is shown above. The True Speed system allows corn and soybean farmers to plant at speeds up to 12 miles per hour without compromising singulation or seed spacing.

Kinze offers two high-speed planters for 2021 growing season

No compromises on seed singulation and placement with high speeds

Kinze Manufacturing will be releasing two high-speed planter models in time for the 2021 planting season — the 24-row 4905 True Speed planter and, because it is ready ahead of schedule, a 16-row configuration as well. “The 16-row configuration was originally planned for 2022, but testing went so well, we’re pleased that we are able […] Read more

The CCS option features a 50-bushel central fill seed delivery system.

John Deere 1745 planter offers versatility for corn and soybean producers

It’s compatible with older tractors and ideal for no-till farming, smaller or odd-shaped fields and narrow transport

Bigger isn’t necessarily best when it comes to choosing the right planter. For corn and soybean growers looking for a split-row configuration, planter-applied fertilizer capability and narrow transport, John Deere’s 1745 MaxEmerge 5 Planter, may fit the bill. “The 1745 is an economical planter in a split-row configuration that’s capable of planting soybeans on 15-inch (38 […] Read more



Bourgault is introducing the new 3335QDA drill, along with a 3330SE model, for the 2021 season. Both are available with updated opener options.

Bourgault introduces seeding equipment updates

New openers and updated drills part of major new product launch

For years now, Bourgault has maintained its mid-row banding concept offers growers the best and safest way to place fertilizer, even while most other manufacturers have long pushed the dual-knife opener, side banding concept. When Bourgault announced this spring it was introducing its own dual-knife opener option, the question had to be asked, has the […] Read more


Bourgault is offering an air planter option on its 3820 and 3335 drills.

Unveiling the air planter

Bourgault introduces an air planter option for its drills

In the industry, there are a lot of canola producers that are interested in and playing around with planters, says Rob Fagnou, marketing specialist at Bourgault. “(They’re) trying to get their (seeding) rates down as low as possible and control them at low rates to reduce their costs. And we also see more corn and […] Read more

ExactRate is a factory-installed option that precisely monitors and controls liquid fertilizer application during planting.

John Deere’s new system optimizes liquid fertilizer at planting

Factory-installed ExactRate precisely monitors and controls inputs

Now, more than ever, optimizing inputs is key to maintaining a successful farm business, and multiple companies are rolling out new technologies to help. John Deere’s newest addition is ExactRate, a factory-installed, liquid fertilizer system that precisely monitors and controls the application of liquid fertilizer during planting. ExactRate gives operators row-by-row section control to help […] Read more


Kinze introduces the 4700 planter

Kinze introduces the 4700 planter

Narrow 20-inch 
row version debuts

In February Kinze introduced its 4700 planter, which is a newly designed model offering a narrow 20-inch row spacing. It uses a three-section frame capable of 15 degrees of up and down flexing to maintain ground contact. The 4700 uses the brand’s Blue Vintage display and Blue Drive electric drive system along with True Depth […] Read more

Vaderstad has added a 24-row version to its Tempo planter line. It’s designed specifically for planting small-seeded crops like canola. It’s available in 12, 16, 18 and 24 row versions with spacings from 17.7 to 20 inches.

Vaderstad debuts ‘small seed’ planter

The 24-row Tempo L24 is designed to meet needs of canola growers

At Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina last year, Vaderstad (the Swedish company that now owns Saskatchewan-based Seed Hawk) debuted the newest version of its Tempo planter line, the L24. The brand calls it their “next generation high-speed planter,” because it’s designed specifically for use with small-seeded crops like canola. “This is the first edition […] Read more


Will the planter become the implement of choice for canola growers as average yields increase?

Will today’s seeding equipment work in a higher-yield future?

Can air drills still deliver efficiency with 80-bushel canola yields?

When Jeremy Hughes, product manager for seeding and planting implement manufacturer Horsch, makes the rounds to customer events, one of the questions he puts to attendees is this: can the air drill of today still be the implement of choice when farmers expect to grow 80-bushel-per acre canola? “It takes 2.5 to 3.5 pounds of […] Read more

Clean Seed Capital has acquired U.S.-based Harvest International, and the newly expanded company expects to offer a canola-ready planter to the Canadian market by 2020. This prototype was on display at the Ag in Motion farm show in July.

Clean Seed adds a planter

Clean Seed and Harvest International join forces

A couple of years ago, Clean Seed Capital finally introduced the CX6 seed drill that the company had let farmers know was coming down the pike. Now with two years of CX6 production under its belt, Clean Seed is expanding its manufacturing footprint. In July the company announced it had acquired U.S.-based Harvest International, a […] Read more