Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest ExactEmerge conversion components fit newer 1770NT, 1790 and DB planters John Deere is making it easier for customers with late-model John Deere planters to increase planting speed while improving accuracy and performance with the ExactEmerge Retrofit Kit. This conversion kit provides corn and soybean producers with the latest performance-enhancing ExactEmerge technology that allows them to significantly increase productivity and crop yields through more timely and accurate seed placement.“Producers realize that seed depth accuracy, spacing, and population are critically important. Crop residue management and timely planting also help to achieve maximum yield,” says Adam Sipes, product specialist with John Deere Seeding Group. “By retrofitting their late model John Deere planter with ExactEmerge components, customers can expect up to a 100% increase in planting speed, at least a 10 percent improvement in seed spacing accuracy, and improved performance on side hills, all without impacting depth control.”The ExactEmerge Retrofit Kits are available for model year 2011 and newer 1770NT CCS and 1790 planters as well as model year 2012 and newer DB Series planters. ExactEmerge conversion components includes meter and hopper assemblies, cartridge assemblies, 56v electric drives and row unit controller assemblies, scrapers, cartridge guards, and mounting hardware. Other components include planter controller with SeedStar 3 HP, backbone harness and tractor power generation harnessing, vacuum automation, and curve compensation capability.Kits require the use of tractor power generation and GreenStar 3 2630 Display for full operation. Depending on model of planter and tractor, additional components may be needed to complete the retrofit.“The ExactEmerge technology is revolutionizing the planting industry,” Sipes adds. “The Retrofit Kit now gives more customers the ability to incorporate much of this technology onto their existing late-model planters and gain these improvements for themselves.”For more information on the new ExactEmerge Retrofit Kits for late-model John Deere planters, see your local John Deere dealer or visit www.JohnDeere.com/Ag.
The Uttar Pradesh government has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the Thakur-Dalit caste violence in Saharanpur.The SIT will consist of 10 police inspectors and will be headed by the Superintendent of Police (Crime), Saharanpur, according to a press statement from the office of U.P. Director General of Police. It will probe all the 40 FIRs filed from May 5 to May 23.State Home Secretary Mani Prasad Mishra told The Hindu on Friday that many confidence-building measures had to be taken as there was an impression that innocent people had been arrested for the violence. “The police will probe all the cases. If there is no evidence against those arrested in the last two weeks, then they will be released,” Mr. Mishra had said.One person died, over a dozen seriously injured and sixty houses of Dalits were burnt down when violence erupted between Thakurs and Dalits in Shabbirpur in May. The clash started when Dalits objected to the “loud music” during a Maharana Pratap memorial procession taken out by the local Thakur community allegedly without police permission. Violence erupted again in the area on May 9 and May 23. Hearing tomorrowThe formation of the SIT comes a day after a public interest litigation (PIL) petition was filed in the Allahabad High Court demanding a judicial probe. The PIL filed by Ramendra Nath sought compensation for the affected Dalits. The Bench of Chief Justice Dilip Babsaheb Bhosale and Justice M.K. Gupta fixed May 30 as the date for the next hearing.