InfoAg 2018 Presentation
Multi-Hybrid Planters

Grand D
Wed, Jul 18, 2018
9:20am to 10:00am


In 2016 and 2017, studies were conducted with a multi-hybrid planter in corn and soybeans to determine the potential return on investment by optimizing treatment placements. For corn trials, historical yield and soil texture data were used to identify locations where offensive or defensive hybrids may perform better. Soybean studies observed the impact of non-treated seed versus a seed treatment to combat SDS based on historical yield and georeferenced crop scouting data. Results will summarize the marginal net return of the treatments for both crops over the two growing seasons.


John T. Evans IV

PhD Candidate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Grew up on a diverse farming operation in central Kentucky that produced corn, soybeans, beef cattle, sheep and tobacco. Graduated from the University of Kentucky with bachelors and master’s degrees in Biosystems Engineering with a focus on Machine Systems. Currently concluding a Ph.D in Biological Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln focused on grain harvest logistics modeling and optimization. Will start in late fall as an assistant professor at Purdue University.