Crops - The Lynch File: The pros and cons of weigh scales, small fields and other things that affect your yield

Weigh scales help you plant cereals and beans accurately, while small fields yield less and cost more. These are among some points worth pondering this winter


Weigh scales and small fields – what does each have to do with the other? Absolutely nothing. But they are two of the things that made an impression this year.

Weigh scales are mounted on drills. They do an incredibly good job of helping you to plant cereals and beans accurately. You try to plant both beans and cereals by seed count. Seed bags tell you how many seeds per pound. These scales do an accurate job of allowing you to know how many pounds you have planted.

Better Farming February 2008