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.

 

 

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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

 

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Surveys / Testimonials / Growers' Pictures

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"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

Complete SeedRight Survey, Testimonial and Pictures - M.S., OH

  

 

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“We wanted something that would do small seed along with barley. They worked perfectly. Absolutely perfect. Recommend to anybody." - R.F., NE

Complete SeedRight Survey, Testimonial and Pictures - R.F., NE

 

     

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Click on the following link for Frequently Asked Questions Regarding SeedRight

 

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"Drill Not Required" Video

 

 

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Installation Videos

Click on the following link for the SI-Distributing-Cover-Crops YouTube Channel

 

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John Deere SeedRight Vacuum Seed Plates  

John Deere SeedRight Vacuum Seed Plates

Simple Retrofit for John Deere Vacuum Planters

Large Cell Disc:  Recommended for wheat, oats, cereal rye and triticale. The large cell disc is for approximately 9k-35k seeds per pound.  Small Cell Disc:  Recommended for radish, turnip and crimson clover. The small cell disc is for approximately 35k-300k seeds per pound.


Kinze SeedRight Vacuum Seed Plates  

Kinze SeedRight Vacuum Seed Plates

Simple Retrofit for Kinze Brush Meters

Backer Plate:  Used to plant wheat, oats, cereal rye, annual rye, sorgham, sorghum sudan grass, triticale, radish, turnips, crimson clover and alfalfa.  Large Cell Disc:  For larger sized seeds, commonly less than 35,000 seeds per pound; wheat, oats, cereal rye and triticale.  Small Cell Disc:  For smaller sized seeds, commonly greater than 35,000 seeds per pound and some seeds where a low planting rate is desired; radish, turnip and crimson clover.


Precision Planting SeedRight Vacuum Seed Plates  

Precision Planting SeedRight Vacuum Seed Plates

Simple Retrofit for Precision Planting Meters

Large Cell Disc:  For use with Precision Planting vSet meters. Larger sized seeds, commonly less than 35,000 seeds per pound; wheat, oats, cereal rye, triticale. Seed mixes containing primarily large sized seeds (wheat & cereal rye) can also be used.  BundleDrop Seed Plate:  Plant soybeans in bundles! This “team” approach can help to improve emergence and overall plant stand.