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I can't wait to raise 400 bu/A corn, Why some farmers make more money.
The Beat Goes On... North American Young Farmers with Sons Are Ready.


Two young farmers with sons seek highest possible profits to buy land and expand their operation, Separated by 1,000 air miles and the Rocky Mountain Divide. Eric Odberg at Genesee, Idaho in the fall and the spring must find a way to get moisture to go into the soil exactly where it falls. Eric must find a way to stop water caused soil erosion to cease. He farms very close (3 miles) to the salmon and steelhead migratory fishery of the Clearwater River.

Ben McClure, Hugoton, KS must find a way to take wind-blown soils into a hyper-economic system of $2,000 per acre gross income. Ben’s economic accomplishments are related to maximum moisture infiltration and maximum fertilizer efficiency. His perennial production system is rainfed with limited water or supplemental irrigation applied using No-tillage soils. Applying hog effluent also helps to reduce carbon emissions on site. On the eastern slopes of the Colorado Rocky Mountains (75 miles), Hybrid Coastal Bermuda Grass provides solutions to major productivity problems of the “Dust Bowl”.

Both producers have similar stories to tell about water, soils, their sons and above all, the moral guidance of their dads and yet the two farms are 1,500 road miles apart in two different rainfall climates. The Winter rainfall (70% as Snow) of the Pacific Northwest compares to the summer rainfall of the Central Great Plains with about 10% of the rainfall over the winter months as snow.

It is “Windy” on the Great Plains and Google Earth shows the dynamic of the “Dust Bowl”.

No-tillage is a “windfall technology”.



At 37 degrees north, Hugoton, KS where it is windy and dusty at 3,220 feet above sea level.  Exactrix No-tillage technology is implemented for 10 years and counting. This is at the edge of agriculture world of the Central Great Plains. You are viewing wind deposited soils in a current landscape that is irrigated. Irrigated production is in decline.   

Hugoton is where dryland production of wheat exported farmers in the 1930’s.  This is not the story today due to No-tillage. At Hugoton producers can compete most effectively by exporting beef using Exactrix technology. Hugoton is also the 2nd largest gas field in the world. It was developed by petroleum mining engineer and promoter T Boone Pickens, Mesa Limited Partners.  

Cows and Hogs create profits when Hybridized Coastal Bermuda Grass is implemented into the rotation.

What Beats Corn under pivots in Kansas conditions?  
Cow calf pairs grazing directly on Hybridized Coastal Bermuda Grass. This Southern Great Plains perennial grazing system provides access to high profits on sandy soils of “The Dust Bowl”. 

Incomes per pivot reach upwards of $1,800 to $ 2,000 per acre.  

Fertilizer input costs are considered the lowest in the grass land production per ton produced. Most fertilizer is not placed in Bermuda Grass production. The “Old Fashioned Fertilizer System” for Hybridized Coastal Bermuda Grass included high rates of 600 lbs. of N as Urea and 250 lbs. of K as KCL which are applied typically in top dressing systems.  Exactrix Mustang Tool Bars reduce fertilizer costs to 25% to 33% of the previous top dressing methods.

Exactrix application of NPKS nutrients at 7 to 8 inch depths improve fertilizer efficiency by 4 times more effective over the antiquated top dressing fertilizer systems.

Getting  sandy soil pivots to produce $2,000 of gross income is simply not possible without Exactrix Mustang Banding of TAPPKTS and cow calf pairs on big acre basis.

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A good video of the machine and the grass land pasture.


A Great Plains Money Maker., On sandy and low CEC soils. 
Ben McClure Banding Exactrix TAPPKTS, 100 lbs. N as NH3 ,10 gallons 10-34-0 or APP and 10 gallons 0-0-25-17S or KTS. 
The Mustangs deep band  to a depth of 7 to 8 inches at Hugoton, June 20, 2019.

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The Mustang Exactrix TAPPKTS Tool Bar is also used to raise irrigated Corn, Wheat, Cotton and Certified and Registered Seed Wheat on 3,300 adjoining acres.


Cow and Calf Pairs. Calves gaining around 2.5 lbs. per day.   

Grazing a  grass land pasture with high  protein content , 16.5% to 18% Hybrid Coastal Bermuda Grass.

High Protein and tonnage to 16 tons per acre…Hybrid Coastal Bermuda Grass is big consumer of N and Potassium.

Thus TAPPKTS is utilized at about 1/3 of top dressing costs. Three times the efficiency of top dressed fertilizer.  

Producers need to apply 500 lbs. of KCL to compete with 100 lbs. of KTS.

Producers need to apply 1,000 lbs. of N as Urea to compete with 200 lbs. of NH3.

Producers need to apply 650 to 500 lbs. of 11-52-0 to compete with 100 lbs. of 10-34-0 banded.

Producers need to apply 5 times more dry sulfur to compete with the two types of sulfur in TAPPKTS.

  • Furthermore KTS® Thio-sulfates stabilize the band of nutrients so bands stay in place for up to 3 years in season long delivery of NPKS and Micros.
  • Plus roots develop deeper to handle drought stress. Top dress nutrients do the opposite and cause the plant to become root bound and early decline of the stand.
  • Typically nutrients are applied 4 times in the growing season with top-dressed nutrients.
  • Chloride is not applied. TAPPKTS has been found to be superior economical over KCL fluid grade or dry over the top dressing.

Exactrix Mustang TAPPKTS Banding at 7 to 8 inches also prevents the crop from becoming root bound early and for sure surface nutrient stratification is avoided with Mustangs and TAPPKTS.


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How does Exactrix build TAPPS and TAPPKTS on the go….and provide highest micronutrient efficiency?



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Vacuum Formulation of TAPPKTS is made below the ground line starting at 2 to 3 inches and mixing to a 7 to 8 inch depth in vertical band.


How do they build TAPPS and TAPPKTS?

Who did it first?

Is it the most crop available nutrient ever developed?

Where did it come from?

Was it a planned discovery?

Where can I buy TAPPS and TAPPKTS?

Right Here, you can find the answers.

What does a farmer in Kansas have in common with a farmer in Idaho?

Appaloosa Horse Farm, Spring Brewing Barley.
 $27.50 of TAPPS at 1% CV
Eric Odberg gets a A $550 per acre gross income. 

Clean and Clear Rivers are full of migratory fish.

Eric Odberg, the Hill Climber,
 at Coyote Grade is raising Brewing Barley,

Home of the Free, Land of the Brave at 2812 feet above sea level and 47 degrees North.
At 1800 feet to 2,000 feet above the Clearwater River at Genesee, Idaho.

West of the Rockies and facing the Pacific Ocean,
 “The Great Clean and Clear Rivers of the Pacific Northwest”.

No-Tillage is the only answer and the erosion problem is solved  in our life time.  

Eric Odberg Harvesting Spring Brewing Barley with No-tillage, Exactrix TAPPS VRT-Site Specific application and seeding with a hillside modified Deere 1895.  

The combine is a Case/Hillco 9120. Several good videos are available.  

The cleanest and clearest rivers in the USA and full of seagoing fish. Steelhead and salmon with the help of Nez Perce saved Lewis and Clark at this site along the Clearwater.


$200 per ton as Brewing Barley at 2.75 Ton per acre at 48 lb. test weight or better or $550 per acre gross income.

Total nutrients. 75 lbs. N as NH3. 10 lbs. P and 10 lbs. S in VRT Site Specific. $27.50 of TAPPS applied on 20 inch bands with the Deere 1895.

VRT applications made with 1%CV application in four management zones.


There is no other place like it in the world.  The scape of Idaho, Oregon and Washington is divided by rivers.   

There is 2,000 feet of elevation change in 4 miles by the crow.  Evel Knievel thought about jumping this great canyon.   

Looking South and West to Lewiston, Idaho. A Pacific seaport is located at Lewiston.  

An afternoon thunder storm was just starting at about 3:30 pm.


“From the Home of the Appaloosa Horse”. The Nez Perce/Appaloosa horse breeding land of Ellis Odberg Sr.

Eric Odberg maintains the neighborly payback of clean water for the great fish migrations 2,000 feet below his field.

Ellis Odberg Sr. was a cattle and horse breeder that was befriended by the Nez Perce as a great supporter of Appaloosa

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On the Southwest Horizon, The Craig Mountain entrance to Hell’s Canyon and Snake River where the Salmon River joins as “The River Of No Return” and The Grand Ronde River from Enterprise Oregon joins the Snake. The Clearwater River is just 4 miles south and 2,000 below the photography.  

Four Major Rivers come together at Lewiston to form the navigable Snake. Absolutely a unique part of North America


The land of the Nez Perce, The Appaloosa Horse and Lewis Clark’s revival.



The most impressive VRT-Site Specific field complete with application Map.



VRT-Site Specific Exactrix Style.

From $25.00 per acre to $32.00 per acre….and on average a 20 times return on the fertilizer investment dollar in 4 management zones.

It is Goldilocks and Three Bears…..This crop is fertilized just right.


About 5 years of crops are visible in the residue on a clay hilltop.

This cracked soil is the clay layer…the top soil is gone on this hilltop soil that was eroded with the gravity pull of the plow.  

Moisture loss is so small in No-tillage with up to 4 more inches stored moisture in the soil to raise a big crop. Further each 1 inch of stored soil moisture is worth 7 bushels per acre….28 more bushels per acre and potential to raise more with less fertilizer is the Exactrix story with TAPPS and TAPPKTS.  The critical rainfed moisture perks into the soil by means of old root channels and worm holes in a more natural way.

In fact we are now certain that Eric Odberg is gaining and building soil depth at a rate of about 1 inch of topsoil every 10 years. The T factor has a new friend with single disc No-tillage with big crops that are totally economic. His next challenge is to improve soil pH.

Cover crops may not work well in the Idaho production system.  This is because of winter crops and perennials.

Soybeans reduce soil tilth and soil perking root channels. Western Soybeans, even irrigated soybeans are never raised west of 102 meridian or Colorado. Almost always cover cropping is best applied to the corn/soybean rotation whereby No-tillage soybeans are not providing a quality soil life to support a good No-tillage system and to reduce spring soil compaction from heavy tractors and applicators.   

There are six different crops growing in this area in the fall post-harvest. Producers can now annual crop due to No-till storage of moisture and access to winter vernalization, winter annuals/biennials, or winter hardy genos of peas, lentils, canola,  three classes of wheat, feed and brewing barley and perennials like Alfalfa and bluegrass seed.  The best net dollars are winter crops in almost all cases.  

High yields result from a No-tillage Root Systems….The ecological sponge of life. The living soil is protected by the cropping system.


Garbanzo Beans or Chickpeas going to Shepard’s Grain.  

Brewing Barley going to Great Western Malting….Highest quality production for  direct consumption is assured by using long rotations. 

Rotations of 5 to 6 different  winter and spring crops saves the land and keeps profitability on the front burner.  

These are Idaho, Oregon and WSU breed, Non GMO crops.  

For human consumption…at the salad bar and in the beer . High quality wheats are in 5 classes.  

There are 3 types of barley, Feed, Food and Brewing.  

There are winter and spring peas for split peas in yellows and greens,  winter and spring lentils.  

No-till Sunflower and millet are also in the rotation.  

Furthermore spring and winter Canola,  and Dwarf Essex Winter Rapeseed,  and even better yet Kentucky Bluegrass seed and also alfalfa are soil saving dryland perennials.  

A report about Eric Odberg.  (Click on image)



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The Tillage River Of No Return (March 2019)….A 190 foot drop of the Palouse Falls at Lyons Ferry, Washington, a famous pioneer crossing of the Snake River.

Guaranteed, currently, No salmon or steelhead return up this river. But a salmon cannon and a new non-native Salmon, a hybrid, with a double set of gills might work.

Palouse Farmers only and few Idaho Loggers make this Palouse River a disaster for wildlife and great example of productivity and profits lost.  

This is Washington State’s most polluted river. It is the most polluted river in the nation with over 200 ppm of phosphate at flood stage.  A man made event, and an unfortunate event annually due to the management technique of moldboard plowing, minimum tillage and mechanical fallow systems, in situ 2020.  

This sad result that this was an approved USDA and Land Grant University System using old fashioned farming systems from northern Europe (Ukraine/Russia). Summer fallow farming is not where producers are going today for sure.

No-tillage and application of No-tillage nutrients at reduced rates by Exactrix TAPPS and TAPPKTS is a beacon of light. For every bushel of grain produced ¾ of a ton of top soil was lost by 1980. Shanking of nutrients was common on narrow 9 to 12 inch bands. Residue was the enemy based on the fertilizer industry equipment.

There is no other industries contributing to the Palouse River at Palouse Falls other than empty beer cans and overflowing toilets at the University of Idaho and Washington State University.

The Palouse River contributes to a big problem and this picture was taken most likely in March as the snow pack melts. This river is at flood stage delivering millions of tons of top soil into the Snake River which makes river transportation difficult and fishing poor.  

The question remains after 60 years, Do the electric generator turbines and runners wear out faster at Lower Monumental Dam than upstream Little Goose Dam?

The tools exist to stop the soil and moisture lost.  

What is a Salmon Cannon?

Two entirely different farmers 1,500 miles apart find technology of Exactrix to make ends meet.


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No-Tiller, Ben McClure Hugoton, KS using Cow calf pairs to compete.  No-Tiller, Eric Odberg, Genesee, Idaho, using Shepard’s Grain to compete.

Both Producers have No-tillage, Exactrix Anhydrous Ammonia combined with Snow formulating TAPPS and TAPPKTS as a major technical advantage. Both use single disc openers. Both raise hard red winter wheat . Eric does not raise cattle, corn or cotton and Ben does not raise Mustard, Canola, Garbanzos, Spring Wheat or Brewing Barley. But he could try if he had a market.

Exactrix Mustang Tool Bar. Ben McClure has purchased this Yielder 3015 Mustang Tool bar, with Exactrix TAPPS formulator machine to further preserve the land promoting highest fertilizer efficiency. Here is a video or the previous owner, Gangwish Seed Farm of Shelton, NE. 

No longer a dust bowl.  Ben McClure has turned a sandy farm into an economic wonder.



Your Great Plains Reporter

 Guy J Swanson

John Cory
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John will help you spend about $40,000 annually to make $150,000 more annually by spending only $60 per acre in irrigated production for fertilizer. John understands the cycles of agriculture and how to keep your balance sheet looking good.

At the end of five years you will own a powerful machine that continue to produce good returns having already been paid for at the end of the first year.  You can even apply for your neighbors with a Mustang Tool Bar.

At 1,000 acres of corn, An internal bottom line savings of $750,000 over five years on 5,000 acres of corn.  

An Exactrix Mustang Tool Bar capable of producing $550,000 of internally available funds in five years.   

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Top yields, best margin and the new leader in VRT-Site Specific, Small Grains 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

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