AgriGold is collaborating with Kinze Manufacturing to conduct on-farm testing this spring of the world’s first electric multi-hybrid concept planter.
The multi-hybrid technology provides farmers with the ability to change the seed hybrid planted automatically as the planter moves through the field.
Two hybrids with different genetic backgrounds can be loaded into the planter and will switch on-the-go based on a multi-hybrid prescription map loaded into the monitor.
This planter can also deliver a variable rate seeding prescription.
When making seed placement decisions, farmers can choose hybrids which perform well on the soil type that makes up the majority of the field; leaving pockets of untapped yield potential in areas which vary from the majority.
Additionally, due to time restrictions during planting, 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 will allow more efficient use of time, but also more effective placement of multiple hybrids in a single field.
Pairing this technology with genetic material from AgriGold will help growers maximize yields on every acre.
AgriGold is working with growers in Iowa to utilize the Kinze planter.