Variability in Your Fields
Not every acre that you farm is the same. That is why you make different fertility plans for different fields, maybe have different tillage practices, and even select different hybrids for different fields. But what about the variability that exists within a single field, even a single pass? Most growers are not making decisions to change hybrids within that pass to maximize the potential of each area of the field, even though they know there are wide swings in productivity between these areas.
Look at the variability in organic matter in this field; averaging the field by planting a single hybrid is leading to yield loss in the best areas, and overspending on seed in the areas that are not capable of producing as much. mSet utilizes a seed selector and a single vSet meter to be able to plant two different hybrids in the field as the planter passes through the varying areas of the field.
Multi-Hybrid Planting with Speed
mSet is built on the unparalleled accuracy of vSet and vDrive which provide impeccable seed placement and simplicity of drive system. A seed selector is added to the hopper to switch hybrids, along with a seed pool level sensor in the meter. The level sensor tells the seed selector when the meter needs more seed, and it drops a dose of seed into the meter. This continually happens until it’s time to switch hybrids. At hybrid change, the level sensor will let the seed pool run low, then call for a dose of the other hybrid to enter the meter just in time for the change, leading to a short transition between hybrids. The seed pool is being controlled by the mSet selector so there is always a small amount of the correct hybrid in the meter, allowing the vSet meter to accurately singulate those seeds. The result is the hybrid you select, in the area of the field you select, planted with the highest accuracy.
The mSet system, along with it’s vSet companion, can be utilized with both seed tubes and SpeedTube. The choice is yours: maximize the potential of each area of the field at a traditional speed, or maximize genetics and efficiency by pairing multi-hybrid planting with high speed planting.
The Precision Planting vSet meter and mSet multi-hybrid components allow you to build the system you will utilize now and in the future. If today you decide to add vSet to your planter with mini hoppers for a single hybrid and then in the future add the mSet seed selector, you use the hopper you already have. If you want to move from mini hoppers to a 1.6 bushel single hybrid or dual hybrid hopper, you simply add on to your existing mini hopper. A purchase today is an investment in your planter for the long term, without needing to switch out hoppers with each additional upgrade.