Comparison of Soy Protein Based and Commercial Available Seed Lubricants Read more from the ASABE Research of seed flowability in row crop planters ABSTRACT. Seed lubricants play a crucial role in proper seed singulation by ensuring a smooth flow of the seeds through the metering unit. However, the harmful chemicals inadvertently expelled along with the Read More >
An Environment-Friendly Seed Lubricant For Pneumatic Row Crop Planters Read K-States review of Dust from LowMuTech Seed lubricants have been used for many years to keep seeds from clumping together during planting. The most common seed lubricant has been a combination of graphite and talc, but this product can be abrasive to the insecticide coatings Read More >
AgRevival has done the research on Dust so you don’t have to. Dust was recently included in the 2019 AgRevival Research book for talc replacement products. Click here to view the findings (page 8 and 23).
The University of Maryland recently completed a product evaluation of Dust. Their results were: Results Based on the data observed in 2019, the DUST soy protein seed lubricant is comparable to other seed lubricants commonly used in Maryland for corn and soybean production. There were no differences in emergence or yield among the treatments for Read More >
Learn more about Dust, use rates and cost per acre. If you’re looking to learn more about the cost per acre for the use of Dust, please contact us, as we’re happy to send the spreadsheet as seen in the demonstration below. This will help you make calculations for your own operations.
Low Mu Tech Technical Update Bulletin May 6, 2019 Subject: Use Rates, Finger Meters, Talc/Graphite/Lubricant Applicators Observations & Insights regarding the use of Dust from current spring 2019 planting: There are many reports of success in the field, with many “calls of thanks” from farmers regarding how well the product is working for them. Please Read More >
Many models of talc/graphite applicators are working very well with Dust. We are currently working with Unverferth Manufacturing and Enviro Pack to provide solutions for situations where Dust does not move through certain models and configurations of these types of dispensers. Keep checking back to our website, or social media to see more updates as Read More >
Several users have contacted us recently regarding application rates. There is a range of application rates. We are finding with CCS/Center-fill planters that are larger than 24 rows that the application rate needs to START at one ounce per unit of seed. Application use rates will vary from a range of 1-2 ounces on the Read More >
LowMuTech is proud to be an attendee of the Iowa Power Farming Show. This show will begin 1/29/19 and end on 2/1/19. More information about the Iowa Power Farm Show: The Iowa Power Farming Show – the third largest indoor farm show in the United States – annually hosts nearly 700 exhibitors spanning 7.7 acres, Read More >
LowMuTech is proud to be an attendee of the Peoria Farm Show. This show will begin on 11/27/18 and end on 11/29/18. More information about the Peoria Farm Show: As Illinois’ largest indoor farm show with over 150,000 square feet of agricultural exhibits, the Greater Peoria Farm Show is a great end-of-year opportunity to view Read More >