Planter Clean-Out Procedures for Identity Preserved Grain
Video and Publication
Iowa State University (ISU) Extension, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. and the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative (IGQI) have teamed up to develop the "Planter Clean-out Procedures for Corn and Soybeans" video.
Based on a publication developed by Mark Hanna, the program provides an overview of why planter clean-out is important, general planter clean-out procedures and specific clean-out procedures for several planter types.
"Actual clean-out procedures for a number of the planters range from one or two minutes up to three or four extra minutes per row unit," says Hanna. "So, even for a 12-row planter we might be talking about just an extra half hour or 40 minutes."
The video was produced by ISU Extension staff, including Hanna, at one of ISU's research farms. Pioneer provided video footage and a grant for production of the program along with an identity preservation specialist to provide technical assistance. IGQI provided additional technical assistance support for development of the clean-out procedures.
How to Order:
Click on the links below to order the videos and publications using the Iowa State University Extension Online store.
VID 41: Planter Clean-Out Procedures for Corn and Soybeans
PM 1902: Brush Meter Mechanism Planters John Deere or Kinze
PM 1903: Case IH 1200 Series
PM 1904: Case IH Central Seed Hopper
PM 1905: Finger Mechanism Planters (John Deere and Kinze)
PM 1906: Grain Drill
PM 1907: John Deere Vacuum
PM 1908: White Air Planter