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Plants Soybeans In 7-In. Rows
New in narrow row planters for soybeans (or corn) is a special toolbar adaptation of Burch Manufacturing's twin-row planter.
Up to 15 individual twin row units can be ganged to make a 30-row planter with 7 to 10 in. between rows. Wider toolbars could be used to assemble more individual planting units, which attach to any 4 by 4, 7 by 7, or 2 by 2 toolbar configuration whether square, rectangular or diamond shaped.
Some farmers are using the same unit to plant corn in 7 to 10 in. rows, harvesting it with a six-row header and driving as if it were solid seeded. Some operators plant a solid bank of corn or soybeans in rows spaced 7 to 10 in. apart; others use the narrow row spacing but skip a space wide enough for the rear tractor tires to go through. Another alternative: Use a solid bank of planting units to plant soybeans in 7 to 10 in. rows, then remove every other twin unit to plant corn in twin rows with each pair of rows 10 in. apart and a 30 in. spacing between the pairs. In this case, the amount of corn normally planted in a single or conventional row is planted in the two twin rows (half the population rate in each row).
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Burch Mfg., 7701 U.S. 41 North, Evansville, Ind, 47711. (ph. 812 867-2442).

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