Even a Few Plants Emerging Late Can Really Cost You

One of the most costly issues in your field is uneven emergence. Fix emergence by maintaining and equipping your planter with the necessary tools.

1 Day Late Emergence = 15% loss
2 Days Late Emergence = 78% loss
3+ Days Late Emergence = 90% loss*

*Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 are days plants emerge from the soil. Data compiled from multi-year plot studies performed at the PTI Farm

Emergence Starts At The Planter

Before expecting technology to improve performance, you must ensure your planter is properly fixed through annual maintenance. Before each planting season, your planter needs to be tuned up to give you the highest yield and most profitability you've ever had.

Planter Maintenance Checklist

Row Cleaners
Parallel Arm Bushings
Keeton Seed Firmers
Seed Tube
Disk Openers
Gauge Wheel Shimming
Depth Adjustment Linkage
Closing Wheel Spacing & Alignment
Meter Drive System
Meter Calibration
Bar Height
Level the Planter
Downforce Setting
Furrow Monitoring
General Items

Precision Planting® Products to Fix Your Emergence


Automated Downforce Control

Running a single downforce setting across an entire field causes yield loss because the setting is rarely correct. DeltaForce is an automated row by row downforce control system that measures and adjusts downforce every time there is variability in your field, so your crops will thrive for optimal yields.


Adaptable Two-Stage Closing System

Setting your closing system correctly is tough. FurrowForce is a two-stage closing system that adapts to your planting conditions to remove air pockets and firm soil to keep moisture, giving you confidence that your crops will germinate the best that they can.


Frame Mounted Row Cleaner

Row unit-mounted row cleaners hurt row unit ride and affect down force requirements. Reveal is frame-mounted, removing its impact on the row unit. With its own internal gauge wheel, Reveal precisely controls the depth of the cleaning tines to create a consistently clean and ideal seeding environment for even emergence to occur.


See Inside The Soil

Digging a few seeds per field doesn’t give you a complete picture of whether your depth setting is correct. SmartFirmer is a seed firmer-sensor that measures the amount of moisture available to the seed, so you can adjust your depth correctly and know you will have a consistent crop stand.

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