The evolution of precision
For more than 25 years, the innovative Seed Hawk has been a leader in the no-till and min-till farming industry. Ground-breaking innovations, like the Seed Hawk opener, Sectional Control® Technology, the iCon® Wireless Control System, and Fenix III metering, continue to change the face of agriculture. The seeding systems are designed with air carts and toolbars that work together, to provide precise seed and fertilizer placement - resulting in a better crop and more grain in the bin.
Efficiency in one pass
At the heart of all Seed Hawk seeding systems is the opener assembly. Each Seed Hawk Opener follows the ground independently by pivoting at the frame.
A front knife aerates and warms the soil, placing the fertilizer. The trailing seed knife buries the fertilizer band before placing the seed on a separate shelf above and to the side of the fertilizer.
The packer wheel acts as a depth gauge and seals the soil surface, and a hydraulic cylinder provides adjustable packing and penetration pressure for its own seed and fertilizer knives. All in one pass.
Accurate seed depth, every time
Accurate seed depth results in better seedling vigour when emerging, with reduced root disease and better weed control for quick, even emergence. The uniform seed depth improves timing for herbicide, insecticide, swathing and straight cutting. This improves sample quality, increases seed savings and deliver higher yields.
At an optimal 19mm (¾”) depth, the seed is shallow enough to avoid weeds getting ahead of the crop, but deep enough to avoid uneven germination and frost in colder conditions.
Optimal fertilizer placement
The second pillar of precision agronomics is precision fertilizer placement. Feeding the crop, not the weeds, makes more nutrients readily available to plants when they need it most.
Reaching full yield potential requires early-season access to nutrients, which is compromised when nutrients are placed too far from, or too close to the seed row.
Fertilizer placed 19mm (¾") deeper and 38mm (1½") to the side of the seed guarantees the ideal separation between seed and fertilizer for seedling safety.
Results in higher yield
The seed and fertilizer placement you can expect from Seed Hawk openers used as part of a complete precision seeding system will get your crops off to a safe, fast start and a high-yielding finish.
In a wide range of crops and conditions, Seed Hawk customers report improved yields when comparing a competitor seed drill with a Seed Hawk seeding system.