Date of this Version
J. Range Manage. 31:235‑237
Rangeland drills can be converted to experimental plot drills by mounting a cone seeder and a spinner divider over the seed box. The alne seeder feeds a uniform amount of seed over the length of a plot and the spinner divider splits the seed into fractions with each fraction going to a merent planting unit of the drill. Only one packet containing the amount of pure live seed to plant a plot is needed. Converted drills are self-cleaning. Numerous forage species can he seeded in contiguous plots without modifying or recalibrating the planter.