Use Your Planter for Planting Cover Crops, Wheat and Other Small Grains
Now distributed through S.I. Distributing, these proven SeedRight vacuum seed plates allow growers with John Deere, Precision Planting, and Kinze vacuum meters the flexibility to accurately plant cover crops and small grains.
There are proven significant agronomic advantages to using a planter, compared to a grain drill:
Cover more acres in less time, while enjoying more control over depth and population. All of this will result in less seed and fuel, reduced seeding rates, increased germination and an overall better stand.
Expand your planter’s capability, especially if you do not own a drill or are looking to replace one.
SeedRight Seed Plates Enable Planting of
Cover Crops and Wheat with a Planter
Davaus, the manufacturer of SeedRight Seed Plates, recently announced the major role of S.I. Distributing in the distribution of their patent-pending seed plates.
“SeedRight Seed Plates allow growers with John Deere, Precision Planting, and Kinze vacuum meters, as well as Kinze Brush Meters, the flexibility to accurately plant cover crops, wheat and other small grains,” Dave Burgei, president of S.I. Distributing, in Spencerville, Ohio, said.
“We are extremely proud and happy to offer this very innovative product line,” Burgei continued.
“The SeedRight large-cell discs, for John Deere, Precision Planting and Kinze vacuum meters, accurately plant small grains, such as wheat, oats, cereal rye and triticale,” Burgei said. The large-cell seed plates are for larger-sized seeds, commonly less than 35,000 seeds per pound.
“If you are looking to accurately plant cover crops, such as radishes, turnips, crimson clover, rape seed and rye grasses, then the recommendation is the SeedRight small-cell discs,” Burgei continued. The small-cell seed plates are for smaller-sized seeds, commonly greater than 35,000 seeds per pound.
For Kinze Brush Type mechanical meters, the SeedRight Backer Plate works together with the OEM plates to enable the brush type meter to accurately plant small grains and cover crops. It helps to create a seal around the edge of your plate to avoid small seeds leaking out. The backer plate fits on top of your existing plate and is used to plant wheat,
buckwheat, oats, cereal rye, annual rye, sorghum, sorghum Sudangrass, sunflowers, teff grass, triticale, radish, turnips, crimson clover and alfalfa.
There are proven significant agronomic advantages to using a planter, compared to a grain drill: Growers are able to cover more acres in less time, while enjoying more control over depth and population. All of this results in less seed and fuel, reduced seeding rates, increased germination, and an overall better stand.
“Planting with a planter, compared to a grain drill, simply improves planting. This includes improved emergence, stand uniformity and accuracy,” Burgei said.
“SeedRight Seed Plates also expand a planter’s capability, especially if a farmer does not own a drill or are looking to replace one,” Burgei continued.
Rate Charts by Transmission
Click on the following link SeedRight Seed Plates Rate Charts by Transmission and then click for a drop-down menu of the 66 different SeedRight rate charts!
Each crop has been tested with the SeedRight plates and these charts were created to provide a guide. All charts are printable PDFs. The categories are as follows:
John Deere - Sprocket Transmission
John Deere - Variable Transmission
Kinze BrushType - Kinze Sprocket Transmission
Kinze BrushType - John Deere Sprocket Transmission
Kinze BrushType - Variable Transmission
Kinze EdgeVac - Sprocket Transmission
Kinze EdgeVac - Variable Transmission
Precision Planting - Sprocket Transmission
Precision Planting - Variable Transmission
Precision Planting - Bundle Drop
Surveys / Testimonials / Growers' Pictures
"I chose the SeedRight plates because I needed to utilize the equipment I had. The rate charts were dead on. Very accurate and helped me get set up very well." - M.S., OH
“We wanted something that would do small seed along with barley. They worked perfectly. Absolutely perfect. Recommend to anybody." - R.F., NE
Click on the following link for Frequently Asked Questions Regarding SeedRight
"Drill Not Required" Video