By: Kinze Manufacturing

Planting with split rows has been a practice for 40 years. It was originally introduced by Kinze Manufacturing in 1978 as a result of searching for ways to reduce equipment costs. The split row concept is designed to seed conventional (30, 36 or 38 inch rows) and narrow rows (15, 18 or 19 inch rows) with one planter by engaging the push row units.

Soybean Narrow Row Spacing Advantages

As this practice has grown in popularity, so has the data to support the benefits of 15" soybean row spacing.

Increased Profits

Based on a 10-year average, planting in 15" rows returned a profit of $31.09/acre more than 30" row widths. See more data here.

Becks Profit Advantage Graph

Increased Yields

Soybeans planted in 15" rows average 4.5 bu./acre higher than those planted in 30" rows. Read the full article here.

15 Inch Row Yield Graph 740 X 252 Px

Additional Benefits

In addition to increased profit and yield, 15" soybean row spacing has many other advantages:

Are you considering 15" row spacing? Check out this article from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Integrated Crop Management to reference as you make your farm management decisions.

Kinze Split Row Advantages

The Kinze exclusive push row units are staggered and mounted on parallel toolbars, allowing better residue flow for improved seed placement accuracy. 

Split Row Trash Flow Graphic 740 X 450 Px

The Kinze 3000, 3500, 3600, and 3660 are planters available with the Kinze exclusive push row units for planting split rows. Contact your local Kinze Dealer for more information.

Kinze 3660 Planter with Split Rows

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