Proper Seed to Soil Contact
- Seeds don't always land in the bottom of the trench
- Air pockets cause late emergence
- Keeton Seed Firmers firm each seed into the bottom of the furrow
Seeds don't always land in the bottom of the trench where they belong. This can leave an air pocket underneath them, not allowing them to take up moisture as fast as they could. That leads to late germination and emergence, and finally, loss of yield.
Keeton seed firmers gently press every seed into the bottom of the trench to tuck it firmly in the soil, ready to take in the moisture and heat it needs. Keeton seed firmers are a simple attachment that adds yield to your planter, seeder, or drill.
The Keeton seed firmer can also act as a liquid application tool for insecticides, fungicides, and proper in-furrow fertilizers. Choose directly on the seed placement or a splitter to split the stream of liquid. Either way, you still get the benefits of firming, as well as liquid application in a single device.
The Keeton Seed Firmer led to a new technology, SmartFirmer. SmartFirmer pairs with 20|20 in the cab to not only firm seed, but measure the furrow to provide information in the cab so the operator can see what type of environment the seeds are being placed in.