US 11,051,446 B2
System and related methods for monitoring and adjusting actual seed depths during a planting operation
Ivan Antich, Willowbrook, IL (US)
Assigned to CNH Industrial America LLC, New Holland, PA (US)
Filed by CNH Industrial America LLC, New Holland, PA (US)
Filed on Oct. 5, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/152,836.
Prior Publication US 2020/0107492 A1, Apr. 9, 2020
Int. Cl. A01B 49/06 (2006.01); A01C 7/06 (2006.01); A01C 7/10 (2006.01); A01B 63/16 (2006.01); A01B 76/00 (2006.01)
CPC A01C 7/10 (2013.01) [A01B 49/06 (2013.01); A01B 63/16 (2013.01); A01B 76/00 (2013.01); A01C 7/06 (2013.01)] 22 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
13. A system for adjusting a seed depth associated with depositing a seed within a furrow in a field during a planting operation of an agricultural implement including a row unit, the system comprising:
a ground engaging tool coupled to a frame of the row unit;
a gauge wheel pivotally coupled to the frame of the row unit;
a seed depth sensor configured to sense a seed depth parameter indicative of a seed depth of the seed relative to a ground surface of the field; and
a controller communicatively coupled to the seed depth sensor, the controller including a processor and associated memory, the memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, configure the controller to:
determine the seed depth parameter based on data received from the seed depth sensor, the seed depth parameter being a horizontal distance between the seed and a feature of the furrow;
compare the seed depth parameter to a target seed depth parameter, the target seed depth parameter describing a target seed depth; and
initiate a control action configured to adjust the seed depth parameter towards the target seed depth parameter.