Farmers looking for a way to derive the benefits of narrow-row crop production but still maintain the 30-inch spacing for their equipment are turning to twin-row crop production.
In twin-row production the crop is planted in paired rows spaced 7 to 8 inches apart on 30-inch centers. This gives producers the potential for higher yields associated with narrow rows without some of the difficulties and costs of switching to narrow rows.
Jim Jelinek from Alliance, Neb., and John Mull from Pawnee Rock, Kan., made the switch to twin-row production last year. Both producers have been very pleased with the results.