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The search for the best row spacing

publication date: Apr 1, 2019
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Like Indiana Jones tenaciously searching for the Holy Grail, similarly I, for years, have questioned farmers, searching for the one true row-spacing. With so many possible configurations for tractor-tire spacing, bed-top size, number of rows in a bed, and inches between rows – I felt there had to be one configuration to rule them all.

Until one day I posed the question to a grower who replied, “Well, it depends on what you are growing.” And this opened my eyes to the many factors that should play a role in choosing a configuration and made clear that there is no one true row-spacing, just ones that best fit each farmer’s situation at a given time.

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