Martin is doing something new this year. We have test plot! Follow us as we learn and grow; from start to finish.


The Solutions Plot was planted on April 22, 2020 with a John Deere 1775NT 12 row planter near our Roanoke location.

The corn was planted in 24 rows of each (12 rows down, 12 rows back) of the following populations and at 3 different speeds:

  • 31,000 @ 8mph, 10mph, 12mph
  • 32,000 @ 8mph, 10mph, 12mph
  • 33,000 @ 8mph, 10mph, 12mph

"John Deere has been recommending that we [dealers] plant test plots to showcase our technology, so we decided to start slowly, by putting in this population by speed test near our Roanoke location. As we get comfortable with what it takes to put plots in, we would like to expand to other Martin stores" said Todd Taylor, Integrated Solutions Manager.

Check out the gallery HERE.


Hailey Hofstatter, IS Specialist, answered the following questions about the test plot:

How has the plot done with all the rain on July 15th?

There was 7 inches of rain in a couple hours but the corn was far enough along that it did not effect the corn.

Have you seen any differences with the populations and speeds?

There are no differences right now but we are hoping to see some differences during harvest.

Has there been any root lodge or downed corn?

There is some corn on the outside rows that have some root lodge from high winds but no downed corn.


June 2, 2020 | 31,000 at 8mph
June 2, 2020 | 31,000 at 10mph
June 2, 2020 | 31,000 at 12mph
31000 at 8
  • 30,643 Pop
  • 98.8% Singulation
  • 93.2% Emergence
  • 0 Multiple
  • 2 Skips
  • 99.4% Good Spacing
31000 at 10
  • 30,736 Pop
  • 95.4% Singulation
  • 93.1% Emergence
  • 4 Multiples
  • 4 Skips
  • 97.2% Good Spacing
31000 at 12
  • 30,434 Pop
  • 100% Singulation
  • 92.8% Emergence
  • 0 Multiples
  • 0 Skips
  • 99.4% Good Spacing

June 2, 2020 | 32,000 at 8mph
June 2, 2020 | 32,000 at 10mph
June 2, 2020 | 32,000 at 12mph
32000 at 8
  • 31,360 Pop
  • 99.4% Singulation
  • 95.0% Emergence
  • 0 Multiple
  • 1 Skips
  • 99.5% Good Spacing
32000 at 10
  • 32,207 Pop
  • 100% Singulation
  • 0 Multiple
  • 0 Skips
  • 98.4% Good Spacing 
32000 at 12
  • 31,321 Pop
  • 99.45% Singulation
  • 95.9% Emergence
  • 0 Multiple
  • 1 Skips
  • 98.9% Good Spacing

June 2, 2020 | 33,000 at 8mph
June 2, 2020 | 33,000 at 10mph
June 2, 2020 | 33,000 at 12mph
32000 at 12
  • 32,544 Pop
  • 98.4% Singulation
  • 92.3% Emergence
  • 1 Multiple
  • 2 Skips
  • 99.47% Good Spacing
33000 at 10
  • 32,022 Pop
  • 98.3% Singulation
  • 90.8% Emergence
  • 1 Multiple
  • 2 Skips
  • 98.4% Good Spacing
33000 at 12
  • 32,215 Pop
  • 92.28% Singulation
  • 98.9% Emergence
  • 2 Multiple
  • 5 Skips
  • 98.9% Good Spacing

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