Great Plains Introduces AccuShot™ at the National Farm Machinery Show

Mon, 15/02/2016

Great Plains Introduces AccuShot™ at the National Farm Machinery Show

SALINA, KS – With corn prices low and input costs high, today’s corn growers are searching for any way possible to reduce costs without risking yield.

AccuShot™ is a groundbreaking new planter attachment with economic, environmental and agronomic benefits.

For the first time ever, corn farmers can deliver the right dose of liquid seed treatment, right in the furrow, right at planting time. The revolutionary AccuShot system is ideal for starter fertilizer or growth promoter application. After further testing, insecticide and fungicide may be added to that list. “AccuShot will revolutionize in-furrow application of starter fertilizer and numerous other products by reducing input costs, increasing the profit per acre and reducing the environmental footprint,” says Tom Evans, Great Plains Agronomic Development Manager. “Bottom line, it’s a WIN-WIN for the producer and the environment.”

AccuShot can minimize waste: Each seed receives precisely what it needs and nothing more. No matter how fast or slow the tractor travels, no matter how much the seed population varies, AccuShot maintains a constant dose per seed.

AccuShot is safer for the environment: Using less product not only reduces cost, but also reduces water contamination from leaching or erosion.

AccuShot can maximize early corn development and optimize long-term health: Starter fertilizer is injected at a close — yet safe — distance from each seed at planting. That means 100% of the fertilizer is immediately available to the growing feeder roots.

Manufactured in partnership with Capstan Ag Systems, Inc., AccuShot is the culmination of five years of research and development. Troy Kolb, Integration Engineer at Capstan Ag adds, “Capstan’s experience with technology and applications systems, combined with Great Plains’ experience with seed metering and seed placement, has resulted in a unique product. AccuShot is going to give each seed a jump start at planting time.”

The operator-friendly AccuShot system is designed to work with both single- and twin-row Great Plains planters. It is currently available through select authorized Great Plains dealers. To learn more about the revolutionary new AccuShot system, visit www.AccuShotSystem.com.

About Great Plains
Great Plains Manufacturing was founded in 1976 by Roy Applequist and employs over 1,400 people in eight Kansas communities and Sleaford, England. It encompasses five divisions: Great Plains Ag, which manufactures seedbed preparation, nutrient application, and seed placement equipment; Land Pride, which manufactures grounds maintenance tools such as mowers, rototillers, rotary cutters, and dirt-working equipment; Great Plains International, which sells the company’s products worldwide; Great Plains Trucking, which operates a nationwide fleet of flatbed trucks; and Great Plains Acceptance Corporation, which finances the company’s products. Great Plains Mfg., Inc., is headquartered in Salina, Kansas, and is a family-owned business.

About Capstan Ag
Capstan Ag is a technology-based company headquartered in Topeka, Kansas. For the past 20 years, they have specialized in creating new proprietary systems for the agricultural industry, particularly with chemical and fertilizer applications. The Capstan Ag team partnered with Great Plains to develop the AccuShot system, providing research, engineering design, plus lab and field-testing. 

For more information, contact:
Kendi Carlgren, Advertising/Media Coordinator
785-823-3276 • kendi.carlgren@greatplainsmfg.com
Reference No.: 1457L-GPM

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