Posted 5/27/2023 08:21 (#10245511 - in reply to #10244578) Subject: RE: White planters
Jiabreaker - 5/26/2023 13:59 The old monitor will tell you if your pop drops from 32k to 30k, but the 20/20 monitor will show you have a single plugged seed cell. Does it make a huge difference? Maybe not, but let’s not act like all the old stuff was miles better.
If you have a single plugged seed cell on a White corn plate and are shooting for 30k, you will automatically be reduced to 29k (its a 30 cell plate). If you're paying attention, you will see that on the SM3000. It won't put the words "plugged seed cell" on the read out for you but its telling you something is wrong.
Honestly, I've never encountered a plugged seed cell on our White planter while planting corn. Beans yes (fairly common with treated beans), corn no, it just doesn't happen.
Also, I never said the old SM3000 was better than current new monitors but it is plenty capable (for a White planter anyway, no idea about other colors and their overcomplicated meters) if you're willing to take the time to use it and pay attention to what its telling you. And they are cheap, there is no good reason for anyone to still be using a blinky light monitor for what a good used population monitor costs.