05443023 is referenced by 57 patents and cites 14 patents.

A furrow closing apparatus for an agricultural planter producing an open seed furrow in the soil into which seeds are sequentially deposited, comprising a pair of rotary forks mountable on the planter on opposite sides of the open seed furrow and at a location rearwardly of the seed depositing mechanism; each rotary fork having a hub portion for rotational mounting on the planter and a plurality of radially projecting rigid tines rigidly secured to the hub portion; said tines having an arcuate configuration in a radial direction thereby producing a convex soil engaging surface which imparts a compressing action to the soil adjacent the sidewall of the open seed trench to fragmentize both sidewalls and an adjacent strip to cover the deposited seed with the fragmentized soil particles.

Title
Seed furrow closing apparatus for agricultural planters
Application Number
8/33272
Publication Number
5443023
Application Date
March 15, 1993
Publication Date
August 22, 1995
Inventor
Walter R Carroll
HCR Box 84A, Lytle, 78052
TX, US
Agent
Gunn Lee & Miller
IPC
A01C 5/06
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