Keeton Seed Firmer
Ensure seed to soil contact
How Keeton Seed Firmers Work
A Simple Solution for Seed Firming
With the ability to apply liquid in-furrow
Firm the Seed
The Keeton Seed Firmer gently presses every seed into the bottom of the trench to tuck it firmly in the soil, ready to take in the moisture and heat it needs. A simple attachment that adds yield to your planter.
Get Rid of Air Pockets
When seeds don't land in the bottom of the trench where they belong an air pocket forms underneath them leading to late germination and emergence, and loss of yield. The Keeton Seed Firmer presses out any air pockets to avoid these problems.
Apply Seed-Safe Liquid
The Keeton Seed Firmer can also act as a liquid application tool for insecticides, fungicides, and proper in-furrow fertilizers. Choose directly on the seed placement or a splitter to split the stream of liquid.
Quick Return on Investment
Keeton Seed Firmers can often pay for themselves in 40-60 acres. In 2021, we saw a break-even point at 59 acres for corn and 41 acres for soybeans. With a small investment per row, and a return in the exact same planting season, the Keeton Seed Firmer is a win-win.
Sticky Soil? No Problem.
The Low-Stick Keeton Seed Firmer is designed with a material specifically for sticky soil conditions. It works the same as the standard Keeton by gently pressing every seed into the bottom of the trench to tuck it firmly in the sticky soil without getting soil built up. It is also capable of liquid application. Talk to a Precision Planting Premier Dealer to determine the best Keeton Seed Firmer for your conditions!
Keeton Seed Firmer + Downforce Study
The Keeton Seed Firmer shows significant yield increases when downforce is too light or we lose ground contact during planting.
Keeton Seed Firmer Study ‣ Corn
A multi-year study from 2018-2021 showed a 3.4 Bu/A increase by adding a Keeton Seed Firmer to the row unit.
Keeton Seed Firmer Study ‣ Soybeans
A 2020 study in soybeans revealed a $13.56/acre gain when a Keeton Seed Firmer was on the row unit.
Keeton + DownForce Study » Yield
Multi-Year Keeton Study Results » Economics
Multi-Year Keeton Study Results » Yield