Seeders are essential agriculture equipment that allow you to sow many seeds in the cultivated soil. There are many different types of seeders available in the market today. Depending on the type of farm you own, whether it’s small or large, the size and type of the seeder equipment will differ accordingly.
This blog post will educate you about the different types of seeders:
Air seeders are most appropriately used for seeding round and small seeds. This equipment tends to work best with smaller seeds because of the way they operate. However, air seeders aren’t as multipurpose as other seeders can be. Many air seeders can deliver seeds and fertilizer. On an average, air seeders are larger than other seeders.
Advantages of Air Seeders:
Easy to hook up the equipment
Makes transporting easier
Fertilizes at the same time while seeding
Requires less maintenance because there are less moving parts
Disadvantages of Air Seeders:
Typically bigger than seeders
Ground coverage is bad
Lines can get clogged
Some of the older air seeders may have trouble controlling population
Limited to seeds that will work properly
Box Drill Seeders:
Box drill seeders are the ones that you use for planting most types of seeds. This doesn’t necessarily imply that they are the best, but many small farms use box drills because they are multi-purpose.
Advantages of Box Drill Seeders:
Easy to use
Better for smaller farms
Wider variety of seed usage depends on metering
Disadvantages of Box Drill Seeders:
Mostly suitable for planting small grains
Bad at population control
Could prove to be slow for large farms
Planters are termed to be the most accurate type of seeder equipment available today, and also the most expensive ones. Primarily used for planting corn and soybeans in Canada. These aren’t very effective for small grains as some people tried using them for canola, but that didn’t prove to be productive.
Advantages of Planters:
Uniform seed depth
Disadvantages of Planters:
Availability of its parts, as they are not found in some places
Only for large seeds
They are very expensive
Typically, if you’re running a small farm, you have two preferable choices: A planter or box drill. However, if you have a large farm, you can either select an air seeder or a planter. In the end, it all comes down to your farm requirements and for which crops you want the seeder for. Most seeds work well with a box drill, whereas for larger seeds planter seems to be the best. In case you’re wanting to sell off or buy a used; or new heavyduty seeder equipment, feel free to contact us. Our experts are very well aware about almost all the different types of seeders that are available today, and hence they would be the best to help interpret the advantages and disadvantages of all types of seeders.