The SeedEye sensors are mounted on each tube of the seed drill.

SeedEye: Automatic seed rate control without need for calibration

Väderstad's SeedEye system revolutionizes seeding by eliminating seed calibration and offering real-time seed counting for precise seeding. Additionally, it monitors for blockages, alerting you instantly to any disruptions in seed or fertilizer flow. This ensures optimal field efficiency and control, making SeedEye the ultimate tool for modern farming.

Automatic seed rate control

SeedEye is an automatic system that controls your seed rate in real-time. By counting each seed passing through the seed tubes, it provides you with full control over the exact number of seeds your seed drill distributes across your field.

Read more

No need for seed calibration

Equipping your next Väderstad seed drill with the unique SeedEye seed counting system means that you will never have to perform seed calibration again. This maximizes your field efficiency and gives you full control over the seeding operation.

Read more

Blockage monitoring

SeedEye's real-time blockage monitoring ensures seamless seeding by promptly detecting and alerting to any obstructions. The system grants you complete control from the cab, enabling quick adjustments and maintaining operational efficiency.

Read more

This content is hosted by a third party (www.youtube.com). Your current cookie settings have disabled the video. You can customize them in order to show the video. Click here to change your consent.

Automatic seed counting and output adjustment

The SeedEye sensors are mounted on each tube of the seed drill. In the field, the SeedEye sensors accurately record the number of seeds passing through each individual seed tube.

By combining the seeding information with driving speed data from the seed drill's ground radar, the system automatically adjusts the output to maintain the selected seed rate.

With access to precise data, you can make informed decisions for increased efficiency and maximized results in crop production.

Read more
"The first year we had plenty of seeds left over after the season, but after counting the seeds in the field with SeedEye it showed that the seed rate was perfect. Now we order less seeds every year and that means we save money."

Frank Fuhrer, Germany

Read more
Aerial photo of a seed drill in the field, illustrating how SeedEye works with seeds/m²

The most reliable measurement: seeds/ft²

With SeedEye, your seed rate is set in terms of the number of seeds per square foot. Unlike the unit lbs/ac, seeds/ft² are not affected by seed type variations, such as changes in thousand grain weights and differences between seed batches. If your target rate is 28 seeds/ft², SeedEye will deliver this consistently, regardless of these factors.

Simply inform the SeedEye system of the exact number of seeds you want drilled on your field, and SeedEye will make it happen.

With SeedEye, we move beyond weight-based measurements, such as lbs/ac, and focus instead on the most crucial metric – the number of seeds on the field.

Read more

Example: SeedEye vs. Traditional system

The decision on the seed rate begins with a target plant population per ft², such as 28 wheat plants/ft². Adjustments are then made based on the germination rate of the selected seed type and potential field losses.

Read more

SeedEye (seeds/ft²)
SeedEye is immediately ready for use, allowing you to start seeding with your seed rate specified in seeds/ft² – without the need for calibration. It consistently achieves the target and grants you complete control over your seed rate.

Target plant population: 28
Seed germination rate: 99%
Seeds/ft²: 29
Read more

Traditional system (lbs/ac)
In the traditional system, calculating the seed rate in lbs/ac requires incorporating the estimated thousand grain weight (TGW) into the calculation. This introduces a risk to the measurement accuracy. For instance, if your seed bag's TGW does not align perfectly with the calculated average TGW, a deviation of merely .01-.02 pounds can significantly complicate determining the correct seed rate for manual calibration of your seed drill. Any variation in TGW poses a risk of missing the target seed rate.

Target plant population: 28 28 28 28
Seed germination rate: 99% 99% 99% 99%
Thousand grain weight: 45 50 55 60
Kg/ha: 136,5 151,5 167 182
Read more
"SeedEye means that we are able to use seeds per square metres, rather than having to weight and calibrate the seeds every time we change in seed variety or pull into a new field."

Scott Hoskin, UK

Read more
Väderstad E-Control

Real-time blockage monitoring while seeding

As SeedEye registers each individual seed and fertilizer passing through the tubes, it allows for the seeding process to be visualized in real-time.

Should a deviation, such as a blockage, occur, SeedEye immediately issues a warning, enabling quick resolution of any issues impacting the seeding operation.

From the cab, you gain complete control over the seeding operation through the iPad-based control system, Väderstad E-Control. Integrated with the ISOBUS Task Controller, it facilitates variable seed rates and sectional shut-off capabilities.

Read more

Farmers' experiences with SeedEye

Curious about what farmers think of SeedEye? Watch these short video testimonials and learn about SeedEye's impact straight from the farmers.

Read more

This content is hosted by a third party (www.youtube.com). Your current cookie settings have disabled the video. You can customize them in order to show the video. Click here to change your consent.

Scott Hoskin, United Kingdom

Read more

This content is hosted by a third party (www.youtube.com). Your current cookie settings have disabled the video. You can customize them in order to show the video. Click here to change your consent.

Frank Fuhrer, Germany

Read more

This content is hosted by a third party (www.youtube.com). Your current cookie settings have disabled the video. You can customize them in order to show the video. Click here to change your consent.

René Tilly, France

Read more

This content is hosted by a third party (www.youtube.com). Your current cookie settings have disabled the video. You can customize them in order to show the video. Click here to change your consent.

Erik Kajar, Estonia

Read more
Farmer Peter Malmström from Sweden is smiling, holding a Väderstad E-control.
“Using the Väderstad SeedEye, I’m able to calculate my exact seed requirement in numbers of seeds per square metre. Thanks to this, I can take home the correct amount of seed and be sure that I’ve always got what I need.”

Peter Malmström, Sweden

Read more
Hand holding a pile of seeds

Calculate your next seed rate

Use the Väderstad seed rate calculator to convert between seed volume and seed population – lbs/acre, seeds/ft2 or plants/ft2.

Read more
DLG mark awarded to SeedEye in 2019

DLG approved

In 2019, Väderstad received a prestigious test mark from the renowned DLG Test Centrer in Germany. The SeedEye system was awarded this mark following its impressive performance in tests conducted on wheat and canola, the crops included in the evaluation. It achieved very good results, underscoring its effectiveness and reliability in seed rate control.

Read more

SeedEye seed counting and blockage monitoring system is fully supported by: