Solving for 300 bu/A Corn production In Sandy Soils, High In
Irrigated Production previous highest possible yields were 117 Bu./A
on the sandy soil of the Arkansas River flood plain.
Kansas Conditions, With WSU Mustard Fumigation Process, Seeding U
of Idaho, Pacific Gold.
Biological Control, Cyanide Gas Formation Was Achieved.
Confirmation of effective suppression using Ag Nema testing.
Selection of the correct Pioneer Hybrid Corn helped.
Field wide yields increased to 299 bushels per acre.
Biological fumigation in combination with KTS® at 2.1 lbs. S per
gallon and 3 lbs. K per gallon.
Heavy on the sulfur. Avoid the
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Mark Ricker at Lyons, KS used 15 gallons total of
He used 5
gallons APP and 10 gallons KTS in the deep band…total 15 gallons
planter side band 2 x 2 Mark Ricker used 5 gallons of KTS® on
A total of
15 gallons of KTS® was applied.
applied as KTS added up to 31.25 lbs. of S and 45 lbs. of K total
as Potassium Thio-Sulfate.
At a cost
of around $3.50 per gallon.
combination with Pacific Gold Bio-fumigation on nematode infested
practice was dramatic as it is in the Columbia Basin potato
production. Fumigant Mustard works with the WSU method included.
irrigated pivot yields increased about 182 bushels per acre higher
from the starting point of 117 bushels per acre.
to 299 bushels per acre average.
seed cost is $1.00 per lb. and is seeded at 5 lbs. to 7 lbs. per
acre in early March and worked in at bloom about May 15.
A 45 to 50
day fumigant crop. The seed is available at two locations in
620 562 7755.
Mark owns 2 Exactrix® TAPPS and TAPPKTS formulators, One on a strip
till tool bar. And one on a Mustang Tool Bar. Lyons, KS is along
the Arkansas River in central Kansas.
Mark also uses
Ag Nema testing to confirm Nematodes for soybean and corn. Ag Nema
is an APHIS approved lab at Pasco, Washington.
Mark’s testing also included a confirmation of when the Nematodes
were present for best results of the bio-fumigation. Producers and
their agronomists must connect the dots to determine the timing and
the result. The final result is measured in the yield.
of the nematodes must also be determined and the specie. Ag Nema
had developed their laboratory around Potatoes and Alfalfa, Corn is
also a common crop for Ag Nema in rotation with Potatoes. Fungal and
bacterial diseases can also be explored at Ag Nema,
Too Many Teeth In The
Is it too sandy? Is it Nematodes? Is it Nitrogen? Is it Phosphate?
Is it Potassium? Is it Sulfur? Is it Micro-nutrients?
Previous best was 200 bushels per acre with Fumigation. Using
Pacific Gold Mustard for Fumigation and worked into the soil and 3
gallons KTS 3 gallons ATS and 5 to 7 gallons APP with
micros…..previous best was a dramatic improvement….in fact 5 years
ago when we started at 100 bushel per acre average 5 years ago on
the Arkansas River operating with sandy ground and nematode
Mark was one of the first to start a Nematode fumigation program
with Mustard for the University of Idaho Breeding Program.
Previous rates were in the 3 gallon range of KTS….so it took 15
gallons per acre to get on top of the problem.
This year Mark took the big leap ahead…. And dropped the ATS in the
band of TAPPKTS and went with 5 gallons APP with 10 gallons KTS.
Then added another 5 gallons KTS side banded.
2018, the yield of the pivot averaged 299 bushels per acre with a
120 day Pioneer variety. Strip Tilled with Exactrix TAPPKTS (15
gallons KTS) and mustard fumigation.
has tried Potassium Chloride, KCL with Variable Rate and Site
Specific in the range of 150 to 240 lbs. per acre.
KCL treatment averaged 150 bushels per acre.
soils are sandy for sure.
Triplex Injection. Exactrix developed for three products.
A Shield Ag, Strip Till Opener in Triplex Delivery is utilized by
A Nitro Master 60 foot 24 row tool bar has been selected for 2019.
The combination of Strip Till banding deep TAPPKTS using root
pattern geometry in combination with 2 x 2 at 5 gallons of KTS
produced a general increase of 100 bushels per acre in 2018 harvest.
is not crop effective at Lyons, KS. Nor in most Nebraska conditions.
The chloride could actually be toxic in heavy applications. High
surface application rates of Sulfate of Potash maybe as high as
1,200 lbs. per acre would need to be top dress applied to compete
with 15 gallons of KTS.
in fact uniformity of application allows Variable Site Specific to
work at maximum efficiency when application is made at a 1% CV of
application in 7 to 8 inch deep bands….and TAPPKTS is always
available for future crops in No-till farming. Commonly referred to
as Rotational Band Loading.
Lyons, along the Arkansas River, The 240 pound per acre KCL top
dressed in combination with Mustard Fumigation, Pacific Gold, never
took yields much above 150 bushels per acre with mustard fumigation
utilization of KTS with Mustard Fumigation was and has been powerful
at Lyons, KS.
You have never seen an Exactrix owner work so hard to
get yields up like Mark Ricker on this sandy soil. Mark has
protected land values and approached the solution that is to 100
times more economical than other approaches.
Mark is ready to set another record for this pivot. He is ready to
go again in 2019, Corn on Corn, at Lyons, KS.
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Biological Yield Enhancement
Suppressing Nematodes in Sandy Soil; Fumigation Biologically
Pacific Gold Mustard is fumigant grade. The University of Idaho,
PPV mustard plant, is high in Glucosinolate content forming ally
isothiocyanate in the soil.
The plant is dual purpose. Pacific Gold is bred as an oriental
mustard for export and used in cooking oils with a pungent taste.
Pacific Gold is also bred as a fumigant grade mustard and used for
cleaning up problematic soils.
Soil fumigation can be effective with certain types of mustards. The
target must be identified. In this case, the target is nematodes.
The strip till pass was made 2 weeks earlier with no nutrients
applied, since soybean will be produced.
This is an Arkansas River floodplain as a sandy soil type with
nematode infestation. The problem has been identified as root lesion
nematode and soybean cyst nematode.
observed….Making an applied nitrogen test.
The larger mustard plants on the right side of the picture were
fertilized at an
with a P-51 Mustang Tool bar. The mustard leaves were about 2.5
times larger with only NH3 applied. There was no ATS or KTS applied
in the test. KCL was top dressed at 150 to 240 pounds per acre in
this 2015 example or 150 pounds of K and 96 pounds of Chloride.
Mark Ricker, Exactrix® owner planted soybeans and corn into the
Pacific Gold Mustard, May 11, 15. Mark
Ricker carried out No till Mustard Fumigation and testing at Lyons
in 2014, with good results in full pivot size plots.
fact, Pacific Gold testing in 2014 showed giant increases in corn
production. The test plots were not official or by STEEP standards.
2014 was a No-till fumigation program. 2015 was a strip till program
in March 1 seeded Pacific Gold Mustard. TAPPKTS Banding of nutrients
were 15 inch in 2014 and 30 inch in 2015.
Mark Ricker’s P-51,
Exactrix® Mustang Tool Bar was utilized to no-tillage band TAPPS and
The Exactrix fertilized Pacific Gold fumigant grade mustard plants
were taller plants and much healthier with 55 lbs./A of NH3
There was likely a double in the bio-mass so fertilizer application
to fumigant mustard will work economically.
The conclusion for next year is about 30 pounds N/A and about 30
lbs./A, Ammonium Thio-Sulfate, Thio-Sul®, to be applied when Pacific
Gold fumigant grade mustard is included in the rotation with
Sulfur application is important to improve Glucosinolate production
along with nitrogen to make amino acids. TAPPS and TAPPKS
application can also be considered.
The fumigant crop can also be irrigated to improve the stands. Seed
cost is about $1.00 per lb. The crop is normally seeded at 5 lbs.
per acre. The water cost can be as high as $10.00 per acre. The
nutrient cost should be around $20 to $30 per acre using NH3 and
Thio-sul®. Costs of $5.00 to as high $55.00 per acre are considered
acceptable, since the results from last year showed an additional
$400 to $500 per acre of income. Gigantic yield increases were
observed due to suppression of nematodes using Pacific Gold Mustard.
Glucosinolate molecule breaks down with water to form ally
isothiocyanate. The result is a natural, rotational control or
suppression of nematodes with no significant damage to earthworm
The 30 inch
strips will be planted to soybeans by May 12,
Gold mustard and RR soybeans will be applied with Roundup® in about
2 weeks after the Pacific Gold mustard is fully bolted. Soybeans
are more light sensitive than corn from the competitive effect.
In 2014 the
No-tillage Pacific Gold fumigant mustard produced a very significant
yield boost in corn production. The full pivot test produced a very
big jump in yield as compared to previous corn crops.
The pivot tested has consistently lost or declined in yield from
1996 in a corn soybean rotation. The previous corn crop had yielded
only 117 bushels per acre due to nematodes. Crop Quest consultant,
Jon French has been doing the testing for nematodes.
March seeded Pacific Gold Fumigant Mustard,
the nematode population can be reduced for the following corn crop
the nematode problem is so significant that every opportunity must
be made to fumigate starting in March, or even if the crop is hailed
out. Pacific Gold Mustard will work very well on hailed out pivots.
Gold mustard was planted about March 3,
2015 at 10 lbs.
was strip tilled in late April in preparation for corn or soybean,
in this case soybean.
tilled fields are also prepared for corn and Exactrix TAPPS and
TAPPKTS nutrients are placed directly below the seed rows.
2015 at Lyons, KS, Exactrix TAPPS and TAPPKTS, strip till corn in
Pacific Gold mustard fumigated soils.
Till into growing Mustard in 2015
This technique did not
In 2016 to 2018 a change
to the WSU technique of Fumigant Mustard using field choppers and
light tillage to work the mustard into the soil.
The WSU technique was
confirmed successful and remains in place today.
how to Fumigate with Pacific Gold Mustard.
Pacific Gold Mustard
Seed is about $1.00 per pound.
Seed rates 1 to 5 pounds
per acre is considered functional.
You can move a mountain
with Pacific Gold mustard.
Potatoes Get Mustard In Rotation.
Mustard green manure being chopped and disked in
October in the Columbia Basin.
Glucosinolates constitute a natural class of
and are derived from
They are water-soluble
and can be leached into the water during cooking.[
Glucosinolates belong to the
Every glucosinolate contains a central
atom, which is bound via a sulfur atom to the thioglucose group
(making a sulfated
and via a nitrogen atom to a sulfate group. In addition, the central
carbon is bound to a side group; different glucosinolates have
different side groups, and it is variation in the side group that is
responsible for the variation in the biological activities of these
plant compounds. Some glucosinolates:
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