From the Ground Up

Inspiring views on the evolution of soil and agriculture.

Pre-Seeding Checklist

Before you get in the field seeding, it’s always a good idea to make sure your seeding system is spring-ready after sitting idle all winter. Here are the top areas to check from our resident expert Chris Bettschen, International Business Manager for Seed Hawk, to ensure a smooth start up for spring seeding.


  • Ensure the castors are greased and set correctly as per the Operator’s Manual
  • Check that hanging bracket and pivot nuts on the opener are torqued correctly
  • Ensure that the drill is hooked up correctly to the tractor as different eras of machines are plumbed differently
  • Check seed and fertilizer knives as well as drop tubes for wear
  • Grease all pivot points and wheel bearings as per the Operator’s Manual
  • Check wear parts and order any which need to be replaced

Air Cart with Loup Control

  • Ensure all bearings on metering rollers and agitator shafts turn freely with no restrictions
  • Ensure that meter housings are free of debris or product buildup
  • Ensure that all …