SmartFirmer

See inside the soil

SmartFirmer is a seed firmer-sensor that measures the amount of moisture available to the seed, then adjust your depth correctly.
Digging a few seeds per field doesn’t give you a complete picture of whether your depth setting is correct. SmartFirmer is a seed firmer-sensor that measures the amount of moisture available to the seed, organic matter, and temperature, so you can adjust your depth correctly and know you will have a consistent crop stand.
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Why SmartFirmer?


Get the Seed Environment Right

Set your seeds up for success.

Firm the Seed

When seeds don't make it to the bottom of the furrow, there is an air gap that causes a delay in emergence. SmartFirmer presses each seed to the bottom of the furrow, removing air pockets, to improve seed-to-soil contact and give you a crop stand you can be proud of.

Collects Data from the Sidewalls of the Seed Trench

SmartFirmer is a sensor that is firming the seed while measuring the furrow and sending feedback to the 20|20. View data from the soil such as organic matter, seed available moisture, clean furrow, live CEC data, and temperature.

SmartFirmer is a seed firmer-sensor that measures the amount of moisture available to the seed, then adjust your depth correctly.

Furrow Uniformity

A consistent environment is essential for uniform seed germination and plant growth. SmartFirmer identifies any irregularities along the furrow, at every eighth of an inch, such as soil clods, air space, and dry soil falling from the surface, so that you can have the insight to correct row-unit performance and solve these yield-robbing problems.

SmartFirmer is a seed firmer-sensor that measures the amount of moisture available to the seed, then adjust your depth correctly.

You can apply seed-safe liquid products directly on top of the seed through SmartFirmer!


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SmartFirmer is a seed firmer-sensor that measures the amount of moisture available to the seed, then adjust your depth correctly.

Seed Available Moisture


Soil moisture is measured and displayed so you can make adjustments to get seeds into adequate moisture for proper and even emergence.

SmartFirmer is a seed firmer-sensor that measures the amount of moisture available to the seed, then adjust your depth correctly.

Clean Furrow


Measure the quantity of in-furrow residue and adjust row cleaners accordingly, ensuring residue won’t limit seed moisture uptake or transmit disease.

SmartFirmer is a seed firmer-sensor that measures the amount of moisture available to the seed, then adjust your depth correctly.

Soil Temperature


See real-time temperature as you are planting so you can make the right decision on when and where to plant, according to Mother Nature.

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Organic Matter » Measure + Map

In any field, there are multiple field environments that determine yield potential. One of these differences is the amount of organic matter in varying soils. The more organic matter in the soil, the more water and nutrients it provides. By measuring and mapping organic matter with SmartFirmer, you can get a clear picture of variability in your fields, measured every planter pass.

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Organic Matter » Variable Rate

Apply variable rate seeding or fertilizer rates, as well as hybrids, with ease using soil organic matter as the measurement that determines what rate of seed or fertilizer is applied. Simply set up a rate that you want for a given range of organic matter on the 20|20, then as the SmartFirmer senses the different organic matter levels in the field, it will prompt the planter to change rates automatically.

SmartFirmer pairs with the 20|20 in the cab plus vDrive, vApplyHD, and mSet on the planter in order to control different variables by organic matter.


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FurrowJet Compatible SmartFirmer

This model is designed to sit in front of FurrowJet on the same row unit, so you get the benefits of both products. Get real-time feedback on every inch of the furrow with SmartFirmer while FurrowJet firms the seed in the trench and places bands of fertilizer on and near the seed.

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FurrowJet SmartFirmer let's you apply liquid and firm the soil with an all-in-one unit from Precision Planting.

See your data outside of the cab


See your 20|20 data outside of the cab with Precision Planting's Panorama system.

Manage 20|20 maps and data in Panorama™

  • View, share, and analyze 20|20 data everywhere.
  • See data in row-by-row maps, field average reports, and yield comparisons. 
  • Automate the process of sending data from your 20|20 to other trusted platforms. 
  • See more in the app than real-time on the 20|20, such as: organic matter, CEC, and more. 
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“SmartFirmer provides some really unique information that I feel like gets under utilized by a lot of growers. It helps manage a clean furrow and helps to ensure that you are planting into moisture. I use it all of the time.”

Emily and Ryan Ponwith check the furrow after planting with DeltaForce.

Ryan Ponwith, farmer and agronomist

Minnesota

SmartDepth allows you to quickly and easily make depth adjustments, from inside the cab, as conditions change.

Use SmartFirmer to Give Feedback to SmartDepth

SmartFirmer measures the moisture available to the seed, sends feedback to the 20|20, and SmartDepth automatically adjusts the planting depth, ensuring that seeds are planted in adequate moisture.  

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Frequently Asked Questions



Product Resources


SmartFirmer Resources

Download operation manual and watch setup videos here!

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