Dairy Vocabulary: Planter, Combine, Drill, Sprayer
Growing up on a dairy farm, there are many words that I hear and use every day that you’ve probably never heard of. I thought it would be fun to share some of these words with you, and tell you what they mean.
Planter — Plants corn and beans six rows at a time. Some planters can even do 24 rows at a time. The planter plants seeds 15-30 inches apart.
Combine — Harvests the corn, beans and wheat. Harvesting means to separate the seed and plant.
Drill — Plants small grain seeds such as wheat, rye and oats. It plants them in rows 4 inches apart.
Sprayer — Has a large tank filled with a small ratio of pesticide to water mix which is used to control weeds and bugs. A sprayer delivers a small amount of the mixture 30-120 feet wide through a small nozzle.