Cover Crops

A lot of attention is being given to cover crops right now, and during the recent Mid-America Farm Expo in Salina, Great Plains sponsored two sit down sessions where growers were able to here from a cover crop expert. Our Great Plains Territory Manager informed us that it was the best attended event that they had ever had when they host these kinds of seminars at the show. If you have instituted a cover crop regiment in your operation, or are seriously considering doing so, we encourage you to visit either our Great Bend, Hutchinson, or Salina locations to discuss how a new concept from Great Plains might benefit your cover crop program, and save you input and labor costs at the same time.

On display at the show was Great Plains recently introduced Turbo Seeder, based on their popular Turbo Max & Turbo Till vertical tillage unit frame. Great Plains has worked with the Gandy Corporation to mount a seeding box on 24’ through 35’ models of the Turbo Max & Turbo Till, which will allow you to, in one pass, till, size residue, and plant cover crops.

The complete Turbo Seeder version is now available to order from the factory, or if you already own a Great Plains Turbo implement, your Straub Sales Consultant can work with you on a dealer installed kit, which is also available. This new system will allow you to keep your drill in the shed and save it for crops such as soybeans and milo. It will also assist in keeping hours off of your tractor, since you are performing the cover crop seeding in a vertical tillage pass you would already be making.

You will find that the Great Plains & Gandy engineers have worked well together to make this a very functional, safe, and effective tool for your operation:

* Two section control to avoid wasting seed in overlap areas

* Full, secure, and easy access ladder to the seed hopper

* Hydraulically driven fan

* Easy fill hopper

You can also find additional cover crop information on Great Plains’ website at