It’s planting season! DeKalb County farmers are busy planting field corn and soybeans using modern technology.
The first mechanical planters became popular in the 1940s but could only plant two rows at a time. Today’s modern planters are more efficient and typically plant 16 or 24 rows at a time.
1943: 2-row planter plants 20 acres a day.
1975: 6-row planter plants 120 acres a day.
2019: 24-row planter plants 370 acres a day.