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|1. (WO2018013861) SYSTEMS, IMPLEMENTS, AND METHODS FOR SEED ORIENTATION WITHIN AGRICULTURAL FIELDS USING A SEED FIRMER|
|Applicants:||PRECISION PLANTING LLC
|Title:||SYSTEMS, IMPLEMENTS, AND METHODS FOR SEED ORIENTATION WITHIN AGRICULTURAL FIELDS USING A SEED FIRMER|
Described herein are systems, implements, and methods for seed orientation during planting operations of agricultural plants of agricultural fields. In one embodiment, a seed firmer includes a base support to be positioned in operation in proximity to a trench for planting seed in the trench, a vision system coupled to the base support in operation to determine seed orientation data for a first seed in a pre-orientation position, and an actuator coupled to the base support. The actuator adjusts an orientation of a second seed to a desired seed orientation within the trench if desired based on the pre-orientation data for the first seed in the pre-orientation position.