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Why Monosem Twin Row or Narrow Corn?

  1. Some research has indicated that uniform plant spacing may explain why the average stalk diameter has increased in Twin Rows, 15 and 20-inch rows.

  2. Twin & narrow rows result in more evenly distributed roots during the growing season. This helps the plant absorb nutrients and water more efficiently. This also helps reduce erosion as well as aiding in better nutrient uptake.

  3. Twin & narrow rows canopy faster and provide better weed control. (Weeds don't grow where the sun doesn't shine.)

  4. Best practises for using todays high population hybrids and seed technologies

  5. In 20-inch twin and 15-inch rows, you'll normally see only one flush of weeds due to the quicker canopy, so spray early.

  6. When spraying with the rows use the correct wheel spacing and tire size. 12.4 - 54 tires on tractors or spray coupes work nicely in 15-inch rows.

  7. If correct wheel spacing and tire size is not an option, spray at 0 degrees to the row, especially in research plots.

  8. A one-pass post emerge Roundup herbicide program does work in 15-inch rows.

  9. There's the possibility of an increase in leaf disease because of the
    quicker/denser canopy, which holds more moisture between the rows. Scout hybrids with low resistance to leaf disease, especially during a wet growing season and treat accordingly.

  10. Farmers with experience growing twin row and 15-inch corn believe the yield advantage is greater on poorer soils than on better soils. 

  11. Proven research driven data on yields, for over 30 years researchers have shown that twin and narrow corn has a yield increase

Monosem Twin Row Information and Research

  1. Monoshox linkage. Coil-over adjustable down pressure spring with gas filled shock to control bounce and maintain cosistent planting depth. 1/2″ steel linkage with 7/8″ steel pins

  2. 3 bolt hole row unit attachment (clod remover, residue manager)

  3. 15″ Tru-Vee disk openers with 4 mm thick blades and cast hubs

  4. Independent depth gauge wheels available in different widths for different conditions

  5. Rubber V-Closing wheels with screw adjust or T-handle standard. Optional closing wheels and brackets are available

  6. Screw adjust depth control for more fine tuning adjustment

  7. Precision cast aluminum vacuum meter housing with stainless steel seed disc

  8. 2 Bu Seed hopper (optional 16 liter, UNR, & 3 BU hopper available)

Monosem Narrow Row Information and Research

  1. Some research has indicated that uniform plant spacing may explain why the average stalk diameter has increased in 15 and 20-inch rows.

  2. Narrow rows result in more evenly distributed roots during the growing season. This helps the plant absorb nutrients and water more efficiently. This also
    helps reduce erosion.

  3. Narrow rows canopy faster and provide better weed control. (Weeds don't grow where the sun doesn't shine.)

  4. In 15-inch rows, you'll normally see only one flush of weeds due to the quicker canopy, so spray early.

  5. When spraying with the rows use the correct wheel spacing and tire size. 12.4 - 54 tires on tractors or spray coupes work nicely in 15-inch rows.

  6. If correct wheel spacing and tire size is not an option, spray at 0 degrees to the row, especially in research plots.

  7. A one-pass post emerge Roundup herbicide program does work in 15-inch rows.

  8. There's the possibility of an increase in leaf disease because of the
    quicker/denser canopy, which holds more moisture between the rows. Scout hybrids with low resistance to leaf disease, especially during a wet growing season and treat accordingly.

  9. Farmers with experience growing 15-inch corn believe the yield advantage is greater on poorer soils than on better soils. 

Monosem Ultra Narrow Row Information and Research

 

Monoshox® Adjustable No-Till Down Pressure and Dampening System Available only from Monosem, Monoshox® Row Units have heavy-duty adjustable downpressure springs combined with a high performance gas filled shock for dampening upswing. This provides a better reduction in row-unit bounce, and keeps ground contact consistent at faster planting speeds.

 

Often compared to hydraulic down force, and pneumatic air bag systems, Monoshox® controlled row units have a lower investment price, as well as a near zero down time and maintenace design.  Monoshox® controls the row unit in both directions, stopping the hard bounces that happen with aftermarket downforce systems, which cause seeds to drop from the seed meter section.

Marion Calmers

Industry leading narrow researcher article on planting narrow row corn

Narrow Row Advantages For Corn For Ontario Growers, Data Provided By Multiple Seed Growers and Researchers

Changing Row Spacing Doesn't Always Mean New Harvesting Equipment, According To This Successful Grower

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