Frequently Asked Questions

Guenthenspberger Farms sells a variety of specialty produce, commodity crops and farm implements.  Please contact us if you are unable to find the answers to any questions you may have.

A taste of the offerings from Guenthenspberger Farms

  • How do you ship your planters?               

Unless you specify otherwise we typically ship by FedEx Freight.  If this is inconvenient for you we will be happy to work with you on other shipping arrangements, but we make our best effort to use the most economical shipper available.

  • How much should I expect to pay for shipping?

The average cost for shipping a planter is around $100.00 but it can vary a great deal based upon the planter specification and the final destination.  For example, it would cost more to ship a two-row 12MX planter than a hand-push Planter JR.

  • How long should it take for my planter to arrive?

Your planter should arrive in approximately one week--if they are in stock.  It could take longer if they are out of stock or it needs to be shipped over a long distance.

  • Will I have to pay sales tax?

No.  Implements sold for agricultural use are not subject to Indiana state sales tax.  However, your Indiana sales tax exemption form is necessary to avoid having to pay the sales tax.

  • What forms of payment do you accept?

In order to keep our costs as low as possible, we accept money orders and certified checks paid either before shipping or when you pick up the planter at our location.  We also will accept your personal check but we'll have to hold the planter for ten days so your bank can process the check.

  • What is your return policy?

We will accept returns only if the planter or one of the accessories is defective.

  • Do you offer a warranty with your planters?

Currently, neither the factory nor Guenthenspberger Farms offers a warranty. 

  • How do your planters attach to my tractor?

There are three possibilities.

  • A three-point hitch--Cat 1 and Cat 0 are available
  • A 1-prong hitch for Cub and Super A/140 tractors--with or without a fasthitch
  • A toolbar is available to attach multiple planters (the toolbar attaches by means of a three-point hitch)
  • Can I attach more than one planter to my tractor at the same time?

Yes, a toolbar is available to attach as many as four planters at the same time.  Please contact us for additional details

  • Can I use your planter to plant crops other than pumpkins?

Each planter is equipped with four seed plates as standard equipment.  These include:

  • Medium flat corn plate
  • Soybean / field pea plate
  • Milo / sorghum / okra plate
  • Pea / bean plate

Many other plates are available including (but not at all limited to):

  • cotton
  • watermelon
  • snap bean
  • lima bean
  • peanut
  • cantaloupe
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our growing practices

Many people think that organic farming means "no chemicals" are ever used.  In fact, organic growers can and do use chemicals on their products; however, these chemicals typically are those found in nature (with the exception of copper).  Most organic farms are very small growers located in hot and dry areas where pests naturally are limited.  Growing organic produce here in Indiana simply is not feasible economically on a large scale.  Guenthenspberger Farms uses chemicals only when necessary, and we carefully follow all labeled precautions.  We use only those chemicals approved for the specific pest and crop.  We also take full advantage of integrated pest management technology to reduce the need for insecticides and fungicides.

Without chemicals, the food you take home would be of poor quality and there would be less to take home.  Most organic farms are very small growers located in hot and dry areas where pests are limited anyway.  Growing organic produce here in Indiana is simply not feasible.  Although we recommend that you wash your produce before eating it, the ordinary contaminants you might carry on your hands when you pick the produce (germs, dirt, yucky stuff from your steering wheel) are a greater concern the anything you might find on the fruit.