Good Margin Crops In One Year, Travis Fieser at Kismet, KS,
Cimarron River Drainage
Cimarron River Country along the dry Santa Fe trail of
Southwestern Kansas is an ideal area for No-tillage farming
conserving soil and moisture.
the heart of the Dust Bowl you will discover that producers can
now raise two crops per year.
When the margin gets close the producers get really good with the
can get two good crops in one year.
Fieser is able to generate two crops with a good margin.
double cropping with Winter Wheat followed by
confection Sunflower requires quick timing and good equipment.
The HRWW variety Winter Hawk, West Bred was harvested in late June and
averaged 90 bushel per acre at 62 lb test weight.
About Feb 15,
2015 the Mustang tool bar banded Exactrix TAPPS into the dormant winter
wheat on 15 inch centers. A 30 foot, three point mounted Mustang tool bar
allows ground speeds to 10 mph.
The TAPPS crystalline formulation was 60-20-0-10S banded at the 6 inch
depth. The drill also placed 40 lbs. of 11-52-0
(10.8 lbs. P) in the seed row.
The second crop following wheat harvest is No-till sunflowers back into
residue planted late June or early July. The harvester is set up with a
Shelbourne stripper header to allow for a good No-till planting.
inspecting his May
6, Winter Wheat crop following a aerial application of Folicur
fungicide the previous week. The previous crop was corn with some manure
applied 2 years ago. The winter wheat crop was under some pressure for
leaf and stripe rust as well as FHB.
Mustang Tool Bar set up in 7 x 7 construction with lift assist.
Folding with a 6 row center allows transport at 18.5 feet .
No wing wheels are installed and they are recommended.
Wing weights added to improve opener penetration.
Standard lift assist is utilized and an optional super duty lift assist
can also be ordered.
2KM with magnetic reluctance flow meter.
Formulator, Exactrix 2KC Series 3, Weigh Master,
crop Confection Sunflowers are planted into the winter wheat stubble.
crop fertility is managed with an Exactrix tool bar in pre-plant or side
dress application of TAPPS.
Sunflowers can be successfully double cropped in Kansas using
Exactrix TAPPS application in front or behind the planter.
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