Out in the Corn Cam 2 planter

It’s planting time so Andy headed out to Kirkwood to see how they do things at the #1 Ag Sciences Program in the USA:

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They are doing some population experiments with some different varieties so it’s time to clean out to the planter:

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Garret Nees, Marcus Mumm and Zach Gomat are doing the planting:

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The idea is to offer a sandbox for students learn the skills they’ll need in the real world. In goes the seed:

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One scoop each:

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Off to the field with Garret behind the wheel of the MX 220 pulling the Kinze 12 row 30 inch planter with precision technology:

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Here’s the brand new planter, complete with the latest technology:

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Here’s a look inside the precision V sets, the seeds set in those holes:

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Then these gizmos knock off any doubles:

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The high speed seed tubes:

If you look closely, each of those flaps holds one seed and promptly carry each one to the ground and places it in perfect spacing:

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Big thank you to Josh Henik, James Jordan and Scott Ermer for having us out. Listen for more here:

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