Finally, Ethanol 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 production.

Farmers are producing corn more efficiently and using conservation practices that reduce GHG emissions, including reduced tillage and No-tillage.

Mustang Openers help by banding deep to 7 inches in No-tillage.

Cover crops help make high speed application possible with improved nitrogen management.

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 and 2015.

Between 2005 and 2015, ethanol production in the United States also increased significantly, from 3.9 billion to 14.8 billion gallons per year.

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 plants.

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 average yields. 
Corn Efficiency Record Set With Exactrix®. Yield Range up to 325 bu./A. 
Ammonic Nitrogen Use Efficiency Reaches .583 lbs. N per Corn Bushel Produced.

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 produced.

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 yields.

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
No-tillage nutrients

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 attached 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 Nitrate.


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 gross income.

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 application.

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 scale.
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 negative return.

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.

Guy Swanson,
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 inch corn.

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 farming practices.

Can 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, 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, 2016. 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 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 Alberta.

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.

John Cory
Security West Financial

Call your new banker, John Cory, Security West Financial.   (509) 994-8555 You can go off the balance sheet and work with the best using the strength of Farm Credit and others.

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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