Sectional Control Technologies – From 8% Overlap to 1% or Less
Nevin Rosaasen, B.SC.A., MAITP, Alberta Pulse Growers Completed Research | 2019 and 2020 | Sustainability | Producers
Sectional control technologies are widely available across the Canadian prairies for modern day sowing, seeding and planting equipment. With funding from the Canadian Agriculture Partnership, the Prairie Agriculture Machinery Institute conducted in-field testing during the 2020 growing season to measure seeded overlap acres of different seeding equipment. Three different types of air seeder equipment were tested in-field to determine actual product overlap on both a pea and canola crop at headlands and around an obstacle.
This Phase II report can help farmers determine which sectional control technology may be a fit on their farm and inform them of importance of calibration to ensure proper shut off and reduced overlap.