Bigger may not automatically translate into better; but if and when the situation calls for it, adding some size can make a lot of sense.
That’s Chris Hong’s philosophy when it comes to planter capacity. In the spring of 2012, Hong Farms, based at Buxton, N.D., used three 48-row planters to put in their sugarbeet, corn, soybean and edible bean crops. The three Deere DB88 48R22s covered about 17,000 acres last spring, including 7,400 acres of beets.
Don Lilleboe is editor of 'The Sugarbeet Grower' and 'Gilmore Sugar Manual.'