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Three Major Uses For Farm Spreaders

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Farm spreaders come in all types and sizes. They have a valuable stake in what farmers do, although industries associated with agriculture may also use spreaders for their work. To give an idea of what these pieces of equipment can do, here is a closer look at three major uses for spreaders. 


From grass seed to mass plantings of corn and other larger kernel seed, spreaders can dispense a ton of seeds over a vast area in far less time than it takes to plant using old fashioned methods. The idea is to get enough seed to ground and then let the natural growth process of the seeds determine which will take root and grow best. Some seeds, particularly those of root vegetables like carrots, spring from very tiny seeds, and they cannot and will not sprout without adequate seeding of the farrows in the ground. That is where spreaders do their best work; they spread enough seed to get the produce to collectively grow from the number of seeds needed to produce those particular plants. 


When most people think of spreaders, they think of the kind that spread liquid fertilizer all over the fields in the springtime. While that certainly is a true picture of some types of spreaders, other types of spreaders dispense drier kinds of fertilizer over the ground with less "shooting" of the fertilizer and more even distribution over the ground. Whichever type of spreader a farmer prefers for his/her own reasons, that is the type he/she uses. 

Pest and Weed Control

Bug pests can destroy crops faster than farmers can get the crops to grow. Weeds grow fast and plenty, choking off nutrients, sunlight, and water from the more desired plants that are trying to grow around them. To control both of these issues, farmers use spreaders to put insecticide and weed control chemicals all over their fields. These chemicals are often combined with nutrients that enhance the soil while killing off grubs and other destructive bugs as well as many kinds of invasive and destructive weeds. Sometimes, to avoid contaminating crops, farmers may apply these chemical agents before planting, or after harvest. 

If you think that you might be interested in finding out more about how these kinds of vehicles could be helpful for your farm, make sure that you get in contact with a seller of farm spreaders near you today.