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Great Friends on the Plains

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It’s so great when friends find a way to help each other! Smart Partner Kubota Canada needed a partnership to put a Great Plains precision planter through its paces. Farming Smarter Field Tested offered to use one of these planters for our field scale trials.

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Kubota Canada Great Plains seeder with Vanee Farm Centre New Holland tractor seed a Farming Smarter Field Tested canola trial.

Kubota Canada just added these planters to its line equipment offerings in Canada. “They wanted an opportunity to see the planter in action and showcase it here in southern Alberta. Being set up on 15″ rows it was a perfect fit for our field scale trail focussed on planting canola,” says Lewis Baarda Field Tested Manager at Farming Smarter.

This also offers Chris Shore from Kubota Canada a real-life situation to test, examine and adapt the planter to working in Canadian fields and, in particular, southern Alberta crop operations.

“This is a perfect example of how Farming Smarter Field Tested can do trials for equipment as well as for agronomy or novel crops,” says Baarda.

Of course, the planter needed a tractor big enough to pull it and that’s when Smart Partner Vanee Farm Centre joined the party and provided a New Holland tractor for the Field Tested trials of the Great Plains planter.

Baarda and all the crew at Farming Smarter thank Chris of Kubota Canada and Vanee Farm Centre for making spring seeding exciting and rewarding for its program.

It’s great to support our Smart Partners and have them support us!

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Created May 14, 2021 | Category: Agronomy

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