An uncalibrated meter will cost you yield and money, reducing your profitability.
Benefits of good singulation
Our PTI Farm has done a 5-year study on how improper seed singulation affects corn yield. The agronomy team modified vSet seed plates with plugged and extra holes to purposefully create skips and doubles. These “goof” plates created meter performance of 95% singulation vs the control at 99.5%. The poor singulation resulted in losses of -$41.00/acre over the 5-year period. For each percentage of singulation lost, yield was decreased by an average of -2.1 bushels an acre.
To learn more about this study, watch this InsidePTI episode from fall 2022.