Riverlea Ag Services

Maize Planting

Optimum maize planting time runs from mid October to mid November in the Canterbury region.

To maximise our efficiency in this crucial time we organize our circuit of clients based on altitude, and run our John Deere 12 row vacuum planter with bulk fertiliser tank around the clock. Our planter is stack folding for shifting between fields and jobs quickly. To let our operators focus on the importance of seed spacing and application rates the tractor is full auto steer. The planter is equipped with an automatic section control system which basically shuts off each planter unit as it comes over the headland in the field. We have a zero overlap policy with seed, which means the seed savings for our clients are huge.