It starts with sound agronomics

Seed Hawk drills are built on, and inspired by, precision agronomy. Producing the best crop starts with precise, accurate seeding with optimum fertilizer placement. It is the task of the equipment to maximize the potential of the seed and fertilizer being placed into the ground. Seed Hawk drills are renowned for delivering agronomic performance in the growers' fields, resulting in maximum return on investment and reduced risk in all conditions.

Precision placement

Seeds require substantial amounts of nutrients to properly germinate, grow, and produce top-yielding crops. It is important to strike the ideal balance between seed safety, when using higher rates of fertilizer, and providing the seed with quick access to nutrients essential to development.

The perfect separation of fertilizer and seed is obtained through the dual-knife system where the second knife covers the fertilizer with soil before dropping the seed. This creates a barrier between the seed and fertilizer, preventing fertilizer burn while allowing the seed early access to nutrients.

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Minimal soil disruption

Moisture is the main limiting factor when it comes to determining crop yield. Any planting implement can perform in moist conditions, however, in terms of reducing risk to the grower, it is important to choose a drill that gives you proper seed-to-fertilizer placement while retaining as much moisture as possible.

The Seed Hawk opener system, with its narrow spread and original design, minimizes soil disruption preserving the seedbed and existing moisture profile, providing the seed with ideal growing conditions from day one. Reduced soil disruption also aids in the preservation and buildup of organic matter in the soil, resulting in many benefits including increased moisture retention, improved nutrient availability, and enhanced soil structure.

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Quick emergence

While seed safety is critical to germination, it is equally important to provide the seeds with quick access to nutrients to jumpstart the sprouting and root development stages, when they are most vulnerable. The success of a crop is highly dependent on its defense against yield-limiting factors including early weeds, insects, and soil-borne diseases. Seed Hawk seeders are known for their ability to maximize the potential of the plant, provide uniform crop emergence, better quality and higher yields for a better return on investment.

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Even maturity

With consistent seed-to-fertilizer placement and reduced variances in-furrow, the seeds can access nutrients at the same time, ensuring evenly maturing crops. An evenly maturing crop requires all plants to grow at the same rate, regardless of field terrain. Herbicide applications post-emergence and pre-harvest, as well as fungicide effectiveness, require the crop to be at the same stage during spraying to ensure proper performance.

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The right rate at the right time

The amount of fertilizer and seed required to achieve desired yield will vary across the field and, most times, over the width of the toolbar. Under-applying nutrients result in yield and quality loss while over-application can result in crop lodging. Seed Hawk’s iCon system is compatible with industry-leading prescription mapping to dial in the exact amount of product desired, reducing the amount of inputs used. Every 10 feet of toolbar has its own seed and fertilizer meter to ensure greater accuracy in variable terrain.

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Focus on the seed's needs

1. Depth placement

Producing the best crop possible begins at seeding time with precise, sound agronomy.  It is the task of the equipment to maximize the potential of the seed and fertilizer being placed into the ground.

Every seed at the same depth

Row by row control

Extreme adaptability

Big machines that follow the contour

2. Lengthwise placement

A good placement gives every plant equal conditions maximizing its yield potential.

Split cells empty evenly

V-outlet empties gradually

Minimized overlap

3. Seedling Hygiene

Separation of seed slot and residues maximizes yield potentials.

Clean soil


4. Seed Swelling

The seed needs moisture to start the germination process. Ensuring proper seed to soil contact around the seed is essential to provide this moisture. When the seed rests on moist firm soil, the roots and sprout can develop in fine tilth.

Furrow effect

Ensuring fast moisture access

5. Seed respiration

As the seed respirates cell activity begins. For this to happen the seed requires fine tilth, perfect reconsolidation, and adequate drainage with fertilizer below the seed.

Optimal conditions

6. Quick start of germination

Warm temperatures trigger the start of the germination process.

Furrow effect

Quick start of germination

7. Root and sprout development

The sprout emerges effortlessly through reconsolidated, fine tilth.

Fertilizer is a must

Boosted growth speeds

Perfect seed to fert placement

8. Density according to needs

The amount of fertilizer and seed required to achieve desired yields will vary across the field and, most times, aover the width of the toolbar.

Variable Rate application