The environment in which a seed is placed has a significant impact on it’s yield potential and its ability to germinate quickly and consistently. Soil moisture and temperature play a large role in the success of that plant all season long, and it’s final yield. Some springs are ideal, providing for timely planting in great conditions. In other seasons, just getting all of the acres in the ground is a challenge, much less worrying about whether or not the seeds are being placed in the best environment for them to thrive. When seeds are placed in cool soils, they lose vigor by taking too long to germinate; when seeds are placed in cool, wet soils, seeds sometimes do not germinate when they have poor saturated cold germination, therefore ending up with stand loss. Wet soils also provide challenges which lead to yield and stand loss; poor closing, sidewall smearing, and erratic depth to name a few. Planting in ideal soil conditions is obviously the best recipe for success, but how can we ensure that we are always able to take advantage of these windows? By removing the speed limit. Having a planter that is equipped with the capability to place seeds properly at whatever speed the planter is traveling provides the flexibility to hit the ideal planting windows to establish an ideal stand.