Precision Planting launches multi-hybrid planting system

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Traditionally, growers have sought to maximize yield by planting the hybrid that will perform the best, on average, across a  whole field, despite zone differences within that field. With Precision Planting’s new vSet Select system, they’ll be able to plant two hybrids in the same row, switching back and forth as zones change, to plant the hybrid that will produce more in each environment. 

According to Dale Koch, vSet Select Product Manager, “The vSet Select system means that you don’t have to compromise. You can plant the right hybrid for changing yield environments in your fields. That translates to optimal  yields.”

Koch explains that two opposing vSet meters are set on each row unit above a single seed tube. The vDrive electric drive system instantaneously switches from one hybrid to the other – and changes populations, when appropriate. The system uses prescription files that are loaded into the 20/20 SeedSense, or operators can manually switch from one hybrid to another.

The best part of this system is that the multi-hybrid planter of the future is in your shed today! vSet Select is a retrofit option that allows you to use your existing bulk fill system to carry two different hybrids to plant throughout the field.

“vSet Select has already maximized yields over many thousands of acres,” says Koch, “proving itself profitable and effective. 

vSet Select can be seen in action at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, August 26-28. vSet Select will be available on select John Deere and Kinze planters for Spring 2015.

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