Applied in VRT-Site Specific 154 lbs. N per acre, Ammonic Nitrogen.
Stabilizes Nitrogen In TAPPS 30”inch during horrendous April
Deep Band Application, No-till, Strip Till improves soil life after
10 years of No-tillage.
The adjoining center pivot Circle 4 South produced 278 bu./A
average yields with .669 NUE.
Three year continuous corn rotation. Sandy Loam Soils.
An expert level management story of two circles adjoining and
managed slightly differently.
Irrigated full water, Corn on Corn, non-rotation mono crop., A good,
264 bu./A yield with TAPPS, and the NUE at .583 lbs. N
A Strong Kansas Farm, Good Water and Sandy Loam Soils.
Exactrix TAPPS makes a record in NUE at .583 lbs. N per bushel
common denominator of nutrient efficiency in Variable Rate, Site
Specific is the NUE.
yield is coming from the 7.5 to 8 pH calcareous soils ability to
timely mineralize nitrogen using No-tillage.
Nitrogen is not over applied in field areas where excessive N hurts
Commercial Nitrogen must be reduced to improve yields.
Exactrix NPKS is highly crop available and in fact up to 166% to
200% more crop available.
Nutrient Costs are 6.92% of the gross income in Exactrix/Yielder
TAPPS, highly crop available No-tillage nutrients
Average Nutrient Costs, $64.00 per acre at 141 lbs. N as NH3, 12
(30%) 12-0-0-26S, .5 lb. AZn
EXACTRIX TAPPS at 1% CV….. Uniformity of streaming flows makes
nutrients highly crop available. At Colby,
7, 2016 a presentation was made by Joel McClure
for Kramer Seed Co, Ben McClure of Hugoton, KS.
can review the attached
Power Point presentation
written by Ag Economist and Manager, Ben McClure.
Two rain fall events of 8 inches total. A giant April rainstorm of 8
inches after banding and prior to planting produced confusion.
Did the TAPPS nutrients move? The recommendation was to apply more
N. No extra N was applied based on correct information and years of
experience with TAPPS. The decision was based on soil samples in
the band of TAPPS and consulting from TKI, Bert Bock. The nitrogen
remained in the top 24 inches in the critical Ammonium form. The
bands were very easy to find in strip till 30 inch spacing. Samples
were taken twice checking out Ammonium and Nitrate.
2016, Ben McClure improved yields to the highest ever generated at
Kramer Seed Co.
A bankable enterprise and beyond other area producers by 12% to 15%
more net income.
irrigated Kansas farm had 45% return on investment of $635 per acre
invested including land and watering costs.
The enclosed circle 4 south averaged 264.00 bu./A adjusted to the
scale and 15.5% moisture times $3.50 per bushel at $924.00 per acre
Exactrix TAPPS NUE at .583 lbs. N per bushel.
The NUE or pounds N per bushel produced NH3, 141 and APP/Thio-Sul,
13 lbs. N or 154 total lbs. N came in at .583 lbs. N per bushel
Ben McClure held an exceptionally good profit of $290 per acre after
all costs. Kramer Seed is in its 8th year of Exactrix
The Yields were 264 bushels per acre applied on strip till/No-till
30 inch centers, in sandy loam soils, Variable Rate Site Specific at
$64 total nutrient cost, Exactrix TAPPS.
The planter also had 4 planting zones that varied between 27,000 to
34,000 population, Philips Corn Seed was selected.
The Corn Yield
Map was adjusted based on scale tickets and moisture adjusted to
The entire pivot yielded 264 bushel per acre average across the
Cost per bushel for all nutrients was 25 cents.
Exactrix TAPPS, Yielder Technology required an investment 6.9% of
the gross return
The rate of return was 45% of the total investment.
Quest provided consulting and was paid well to help implement
Deere GS-3 control with Exactrix monitoring.
significant is NUE in comparing efficiency and economy?
278 bushels per acre a much better return?
yield on Circle 4 South produced .669 bushels per lb. of N, NUE,
and averaged 278 bushels per acre.
Circle 4 South pivot was held constant on 34,000 planting rates.
Compared to the Circle 4 North, Circle 4 South the N and P/S were
over applied on average 132% N and 183% P and S. The Exactrix TAPPS
nutrients were VR applied and the plant population was held
constant. The N rate was 186 lbs. N average and up to 183% more
Phosphate and Sulfur was utilized at 22 gallons per acre average…and
as high as 31 gallons per acre.
Compared to Circle 4 North the Circle 4 South had $50 more
investment in fertilizer and seed at 45 lbs. more N, 10 gallons more
of APP/ATS, a constant population at 34,000 with a Philipps variety,
a 10% higher investment in seed and a 183% greater investment in
Phosphate and Sulfur.
4 truly crossed over and went South with an NUE of .669. Why? Too
much nutrient with highly crop available TAPPS.
true that 14 more bushels were produced on Circle 4 South and
additional gross income of $49.00 was produced. An investment of $50
more produced $1.00 less net income.
were as high as 325 bushels per acre on Circle 4 North
. Circle 4 North at .583 NUE produced $1.00 per acre more
income with $50 per acre less invested. Circle 4 South at .669 NUE
was a more risky investment with a very good chance the weather
could have been a lot worse. More is Less and $6,000 was at risk
that did produce a negative return.
Yield and application maps are available for 278 bu./A loser Circle
Seed for North, Breeder and number, Phillips 143VT2ProRIB.
Seed for South Breeder and number, Phillips 133VT2ProRIB.
Your Great Plains Reporter.
McClure, Kramer Seed Co. Sandy Loam Soils, Winter Wheat
Residue, No-till Single Disc wheat and Strip Till Corn.
disc 15inch spacing for TAPPS wheat and strip till, TAPPS 30 inch
An easy to use control system with Exactrix electronics
confirming VRT-Site Specific performance.
“Juan the Stripper”. Gets the job done in VRT, Site Specific
Exactrix TAPPS. GS-3 control.
Soils developed by the wind and the prehistoric flood plain of the
Hugoton, KS has the proven to have great potential in advanced
Winter Canola Make A Difference in dryland and irrigated production?
The Western Hemisphere’s
largest gas field,
with 2.5 million head of cattle in feed lots,
Rattlers Corner, dryland corner with Rubisco Mercedes, altitude
3,100 feet, Oct.10, 16
Five miles away, the ADM crushing plant at Goodland, KS at 3,697
feet above sea level, Irrigated
production of Rubisco, Mercedes,
Dec. 8, 16
may be a simple and low cost way to break 300 bushels per acre in
irrigated corn and make more money.
Center pivot and dryland production of Winter Canola has proven to
improve wheat and corn yields by 8% to 10%.
Healthy Winter Canola is ready for winter with large crowns and no
fertilizer applied. Growth regulators are improving.
Sandy soils are very much improved with a rotation of Canola, Dwarf
Essex and/or Mustard.
Sandy Loam Soils favor nematodes. Nematodes are suppressed with
addition of glucosinolates from Brassicas.
Winter Canola can be doubled cropped in Southwestern Kansas with
Milo or Soybean to follow.
-10 F, Goodland, KS. Dec. 8, 16,
Irrigated Rubisco Mercedes and Hornet at Hugoton, Rattlers
Corner, Dec. 31, 16
are growing at very low temperatures. At Hugoton producer reports
indicate short in-climate temperature bursts of -15 degrees F.
Winter Canola has improved stands with a planter spacing of 4 to 5
inches allowing the plant to develop large crowns and tap roots.
Large crowns and taproots develop improving winter hardiness with
improved survival in frigid cold conditions.
The Monosem planter appears to produce the best singulation of
expensive breeder seed as reported by hybrid seed producers in
Yielder in Deep Soils.
Canola can produce yields of 6,000 to 7,000 lbs. per acre at 44% to
46% oil content in a long rotation, PNW soils.
At Hugoton,KS irrigated yields of 5,000lbs. to 4,000 lbs. per acre
yield is a good start. Oil content tells the story about fertility
practices and yield.
A Mustang Tool Bar P-51C is required to No-till fertilize the Winter
Canola in February with
Ammonium and TAPPS for yield and oil
Top yields, best
margin and the new leader in VRT-Site Specific,
Expert. Eric Odberg at Genesee, Idaho breaking winter wheat
yield records. Exactrix TAPPS at
Catholic Canyon using 4 management zones.
Exactrix Site-Specific, Variable Rate
Gangwish, Drone Video"
Track Machines improve production 200%.
Application time cut in half at 1 acre per minute.
Up to $150 more net income per acre.
The 2017 Agronomy Review.