The future of corn planting starts here.
At Great Plains, we work closely with agronomists, engineers and technology experts to develop innovative farming ideas. The concept for AccuShot was initially suggested to us by agronomist, farmer and friend Roger Forsberg. We were enthusiastic about his starter application idea because we knew it would be a good fit for the Great Plains family of products. Today, we are thrilled to introduce AccuShot to the world. It demonstrates the agronomic, economic and environmental principles we hold dear.
Roger Forsberg, the agronomist behind the invention.
Roger Forsberg is a veteran crop consultant from Clinton, Illinois. He has co-owned and operated the consulting firm Ag-Alliance since 1994. Roger agreed to test the methodology behind AccuShot in his own garden-size plot. He planted corn seeds by hand and injected fertilizer by hand, mimicking the AccuShot system on a small scale. Roger’s experiment confirmed that AccuShot is agronomically, economically and environmentally sound. According to Roger, “The whole key to fertilizer is doing the right thing at the right place at the right time with the right amount.”
Capstan Ag Systems, our partner in precision.
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 on the development of the AccuShot system, providing research, engineering design, plus lab and field-testing.
Great Plains engineers and our industry partners are currently researching a variety of additional applications for our unique planter attachment. Someday, AccuShot may provide targeted delivery of insecticides. We are also exploring opportunities for fertilizing crops other than corn. And of course, we’re always searching for new ideas that can make farming more profitable, more enjoyable and more beneficial to the environment.