Planter Adjustments for Corn

Maximizing corn yield potential is dependent on many controllable and non-controllable agronomic factors. Determining the appropriate setting and adjusting for seed drop is one factor that can be controlled. Research through the years has shown that seed size has very little effect on yield potential.1

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  • Worn or broken parts (sprockets, discs, bearings, etc.) and improper adjustments (vacuum settings, tire pressure, etc.) can alter expected seed drop.
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  • Soil condition (no-till, conventional tilled, different soil types) can impact planter performance.
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  • Field topography (flat vs. hill sides) can influence seed drop.