The SeedRight story begins in Convoy, Ohio when a local farmer and inventor looked at his Kinze planter and wondered if he could do more with less. The patented BackerPlate was SeedRight’s first invention. The BackerPlate, working with the existing OEM seed plates, allows for the Kinze OEM Brush Type meters to plant small grains and cover crops.
The concept of using a planter for small grains quickly caught on, consequently SeedRight turned their attention to vacuum planters. The result was the SeedRight seed plate, in two designs: the large and small cell plates. These patent pending discs allows growers with John Deere, Precision Planting, and Kinze vacuum meters the flexibility to accurately plant small grains and cover crops.
As the demand increased for the SeedRight products, manufacturing capacity needed to expand. Peridot Inc. (pair-uh-doe), a 20 year veteran rapid prototyping and manufacturing company based out of Hoagland, IN, began to manufacture the plates. The engineering and expertise Peridot has in the manufacturing field, in addition to a fantastic production team, with a positive “can-do” attitude, is what SeedRight needed in order to grow. Peridot could deliver the quality parts that SeedRight customers expect.
In late 2016 Peridot acquired the SeedRight business in its entirety. Looking towards the future, SeedRight will continue to expand the seed plate technology into the market for 2018 and beyond. Continued developments of new technologies to improve the bottom line and increase production efficiency along with enhancing the production capacity of the soil is the driving force for the SeedRight team. The SeedRight team takes great pride in supporting the North American farmer that harvests the rich blessings each season provided by our Creator.