Horsch’s Maestro gets Canola Ready Technology

Horsch has introduced a canola kit to fit all Maestro SW row crop planters. The Canola Ready Technology kit allows quick change between small seed and large seed crops.

The package includes a set of stainless steel seed discs and quick change metering components. When seeding canola, the kit gives a grower all the agronomic advantages already incorporated into the Maestro, according to product manager Jeremy Hughes.

“With the canola kit installed, you still get all the Maestro advantages such as individual row shut off to control seeding overlap, curve compensation and auto row unit down force control,” said Hughes.

“The corn belt is moving north. The changes in crop rotations are shifting more toward canola/soybeans/small grains/corn in the prairie provinces. The past two generations of farmers have primarily used air seeder technology, but row crop planters are becoming more viable as producers seek more precise seeding technologies for canola, along with incorporating significant acres of soybeans and corn into their rotations. Maestro’s row unit and singulation technology provides superior seed placement precision for all of these crops.”

The Canola Ready Technology kit is available to use on all Maestro SW row crop planter models. Maestro SW planters are available in 40 and 60 foot tool bar widths with row spacing of 15, 20, 22 and 30 inches.

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