agfax: Australian Planter System Reports Yield Increase in Texas Trials
In 2017, Australian planter manufacturer Norseman began research trials in Texas and other U.S. farm locations using the company’s newly developed Techni-Plant FL planter.
The planter, mounted with rolls of OneCrop degradable film containing seed, produces a one-pass operation that works in zero till, conventional till and hilled up planting conditions.
The McAnear family farm in Clarendon, Texas, participated in the trials in 2017. Gin results from 60” dryland cotton under film reported a yield increase of 47% with 956 lbs. per acre compared to 648 lbs. from a conventionally planted field.