“The need for a uniform seedbed is becoming more and more obvious to us,” he said. “Seed germination is dependent upon, among other things, the temperature of the soil and how fast it warms up. It is also impacted by how fast the moisture moves into the seed to allow it to germinate, how well it can maintain the moisture that is there, availability of fertilizer, access to sunshine, and so on. If the seedbed is a uniform depth — one determined to be ideal for those conditions — conditions will be enhanced for germination.”
- Mike Leuders, farm manager, HBS Research Farms
The Topcon Tillage Depth Control System uses Norac ultrasonic sensors to maintain a uniform, implement depth by automatically compensating for differing soil types and terrains.