does out compete gasoline, 5 more years it will be
50% of gasoline GHG Emissions.
A National Report finds ethanol
has lower emissions than gasoline, 43% lower and about 2% per year lower to 2022.
Don’t forget NH3 has the lowest Carbon
Footprint of all commercial
nitrogen fertilizers in production of
corn for Ethanol.
Two Big Gains, Better
Yields and Less nutrients, such as
Exactrix TAPPS in VRT-Site Specific Application at crystalline
chemistry depths of 7 inches.
A fresh report, A Life-Cycle Analysis of the Greenhouse Gas
Emissions of Corn-Based Ethanol, has found that GHG emissions
associated with corn-based ethanol in the United States are about
43% lower than gasoline when measured on an energy-equivalent basis.
The report, prepared for the USDA Climate Change Program Office by
ICF, found greater life cycle GHG benefits from corn ethanol than a
number of earlier studies did, driven by improvements in ethanol
Farmers are producing corn more efficiently and using conservation
practices that reduce GHG emissions, including reduced tillage and
Mustang Openers help by banding deep to 7 inches in No-tillage.
Cover crops help make high speed application possible with improved
Exactrix TAPPS formulators require .583 lbs. N instead of 1.1 lbs N
as per the University recommendation.
N Sources such as Urea and Solution 32 often require 2 to 3 times
more N per bushel produced as compared to Exactrix TAPPS.
A poor application process results with these liquid and dry
secondary nitrogen materials such as 32-0-0 and Urea 46-0-0.
Only Exactrix offers Triplex Injection of plant nutrients.
Primary Nitrogen is Anhydrous Ammonia at 82.4% N with Mass Flow.
Corn yields on average have increased by more than 10% between 2005
Between 2005 and 2015, ethanol production in the United States also
increased significantly, from 3.9 billion to 14.8 billion gallons
Advances in ethanol production technologies, such as the use of
combined heat and power, using landfill gas for energy and
co-producing biodiesel, helped reduce GHG emissions at ethanol
By 2022, the GHG profile of corn-based ethanol is expected to be
almost 50% lower than gasoline.
Make Ethanol a really good buy using NH3 for the greatest return for
the time and money invested.
Highest quality nitrogen as NH3 is up to 166% more crop available
with Exactrix TAPPS.
Good News for Exactrix Owners using Mustang P-51C and CUE openers.
Yielder® Technology Produces 264 bu./A to 278 bu./A
Corn Efficiency Record Set With Exactrix®. Yield Range up to 325 bu./A.
Ammonic Nitrogen Use Efficiency Reaches .583 lbs. N per Corn Bushel
Total Nitrogen Applied in VRT-Site Specific 154 lbs. N per
acre, Ammonic Nitrogen.
Thio-sul® Stabilizes Nitrogen In TAPPS 30”inch during horrendous
April rainfall events.
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 per bushel.
A Strong Kansas Farm, Good Water and Sandy Loam Soils.
Exactrix TAPPS makes a record in NUE at .583 lbs. N per bushel
The common denominator of nutrient efficiency in Variable Rate, Site
Specific is the NUE.
The yield is coming from the 7.5 to 8 pH calcareous soils ability to
timely mineralize nitrogen using
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.
Total Nutrient Costs are 6.92% of the gross income in
Exactrix/Yielder TAPPS, highly crop available
Average Nutrient Costs, $64.00 per acre at 141 lbs. N as NH3, 12
gallons (70%)10-34-0, (30%) 12-0-0-26S, .5 lb. AZn
EXACTRIX TAPPS at 1% CV, uniformity of
streaming flows makes nutrients highly crop available. At Colby,
Kansas, December 7, 2016 a presentation was made by Joel McClure for
Kramer Seed Co, Ben McClure of Hugoton, KS.
|You can review the
Power Point Presentation written by Ag
Economist and Manager, Ben McClure.
Note: 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
In 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.
An 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
The 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 produced.
Ben McClure held an exceptionally good profit of $290 per acre after
all costs. Kramer Seed is in its 8th year of Exactrix TAPPS
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 15.5%.
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.
Crop Quest provided
consulting and was paid well to help implement VRT-Site Specific.
Deere GS-3 control with Exactrix monitoring.
How significant is NUE in comparing efficiency and economy?
Is not 278 bushels per acre a much better return?
The yield on Circle 4 South produced .669 bushels per lb. of N,
NUE, and averaged 278 bushels per acre.
The 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 Philips variety,
a 10% higher investment in seed and a 183% greater investment in
Phosphate and Sulfur.
Circle 4 truly crossed over and went South with an NUE of .669. Why?
Too much nutrient with highly crop available TAPPS.
It is 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.
Yields 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
Note: Yield and application maps are available for 278 bu./A loser
Circle 4 South.
Corn Seed for North, Breeder and number, Phillips 143VT2ProRIB.
Corn Seed for South Breeder and number, Phillips 133VT2ProRIB.
Your Great Plains Reporter.
Ben McClure, Kramer Seed Co. Sandy Loam Soils,
Winter Wheat Residue, No-till Single Disc wheat and Strip Till Corn.
Single disc 15inch spacing for TAPPS wheat and strip till, TAPPS 30
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 Cimarron River.
Hugoton, KS has the proven to have great potential in advanced
Can Winter Canola Make A Difference in dryland and
The Western Hemisphere’s largest gas field, with 2.5
million head of cattle in feed lots, a diverse economic area.,
Hugoton, KS at 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
There 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.
|Overnight -10 F, Goodland, KS. Dec. 8,
||Irrigated Rubisco Mercedes and Hornet at
Hugoton, Rattlers Corner, Dec. 31, 2016
Canola crowns are growing at very low temperatures. At Hugoton
producer reports indicate short in-climate temperature bursts of -15
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
High Yielder in Deep Soils.
Winter 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 content.