2.2 bu./ac for the ExactEmerge planter. That yield advantage resulted in an additional revenue of $27.13 per acre. If we price the two planters side by side the ExactEmerge planter would cost about $51,400.00 more then we can calculate the acres of soybeans needed to pay for the difference between the planters. The data from the trial we conducted on the Orthman research farm indicates that it would take 1,895 acres of soybeans to pay for the difference in the planters. There are other factors that need to be considered in this decision and that would include planting speed, yield difference in
corn and corn acres. This trial allows us to look at the results only from soybeans.
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