ASABE Proposing Standard to Evaluate Seeding System Accuracy

  • By: AMC
  • On: 09/21/2020 16:20:09
  • In: News
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has initiated a standards project titled Test Methods of Metered Seed Systems for Precision Single Seed Drill Performance.
As precision planters and air seeders continue to develop in the areas of seed delivery technology, the need for more advanced and repeatable test methods increases. The new standard will utilize modern testing techniques to evaluate both the accuracy and row unit's seed placement of the delivery and monitoring systems.

ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 280 standards currently in publication. Conformance to ASABE standards is voluntary, except where required by state, provincial, or other governmental requirements, and the documents are developed by consensus in accordance with procedures approved by the American National Standards Institute. 


For information on this or any other ASABE standard, contact Scott Cedarquist at 269-932-7031, A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE web site at


ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by contacting ASABE at (269) 429-0300, emailing or visiting