The Germination Trigger.
 How do get a No-till stand in Kansas Soybean production.

Seed Row Saturation, Soybean Production. SRS reviewed at 20, 30, 40 and 50 gallons per acre of seed row water saturation with a 20 inch Deere planter.

What rate of water makes the difference in June Planting of Soybeans on sandy, high pH, eroded soils of the Great Plains?

At Wagon Bed Springs, Along the Cimmaron River of SW Kansas.

Right here within just a few hundred feet, is where Jeddediah Strong Smith, famous mountain man and guide, was murdered by the Comanche Indians in 1831.

The Dry Trail of the Sante Fe in the background.

Sandy and eroded Dust Bowl soils, with very low CEC are observed in the pivot corner in the foreground.

Adequate Machinery is required, 2,500 gallon trailer tank, and PD pumps with a good manifold and delivery method. Exactrix SRS tubes help.

Simple to set up, Looking Glass manifolds allow sectional control….application at 1% CV is critical for new germination materials like ZnSO4 and hydrogen peroxide.

Dual tubes required at 65 gallons per acre on 20 inch spacing. No splashing on the planter is allowed with MGPA.

PD pumps from Exactrix require less than 3 to 5 gallons per minute of hydraulic flow. The hydraulic flow control valve is key to using very little oil flow so the planter hydraulic circuits can work properly.

Exactrix systems do not use Pulse Width modulation, the system is the standard of the industry Load Sense with Pressure Compensation circuits. A power head valve is required to reduce oil flow to 3 gallons nominal per minute.

4 cylinder pumps are usable on 30 to 50 foot planters at maximum 50 gallons per minute. The pump actually over revs to 650 rpm at 10 psi maximum pressure. Double bypass is required.

6 cylinder pumps are useable on 40 to 80 foot planters at 70 gallons per minute. The pump is over reved to 650 rpm at 10 psi maximum pressure. Double bypass is required.

Looking Glass Manifolds handle high water flows. Allow sectional control, Line filters can be installed but are not normally required. Large final filters are not required so long as recommended stimulants, and certain commercial fertilizers are used.

At 40 and 50 gallons per acre the stands were up and going 3 to 4 days ahead of the 30 and 20 gallon rates of water per acre. June 19, 2017 a lunch time survey and discovery with Jay and Max McClure.


Seed Row Saturation, Soybean establishment, Hugoton Kansas. June 19, 2017, Dryland Soybeans at 40,000 population on 20 inch row spacing. Deere 1710 planter.

Exactrix SRS Injection tubes.

Jay McClure and Maximillian McClure, the Max Man. Both young mean learned the value of SRS.

Rod Row Samples at 16.5 feet. A straggler is a plant that is just emerging and obviously well behind (9 to10 days) the soldiers of war.

Something did not trigger the germ properly producing a straggler. Ample SRS water was not the problem. The hard seed coat or a weak germ in the seed.

1. 50 gallons per acre. 23 plants and 1 straggler.
2. 40 gallons per acre. 24 plants and 2 stragglers.
3. 30 gallons per acre, 20 plants and 2 stragglers.
4. 20 gallons per acre, 19 plants and no stragglers.

Bad News Bears, Worst stand, Compacted traffic area, low water in SRS at 20 gallons per acre. 

This area was not used in the tests, but indicative of 2 problems at once. Poor stands could have been corrected with ample germinating water.

Being conservative on the water is not a good plan with field compaction, roads and unplanned weed areas in the field.

The costs to apply SRS is about $2.00 per acre, Hauling costs are anticipated to be minimal.

The weeds utilization of soil stored, germinating moisture can cause a blank out in the stand.

SRS works very well in Kansas conditions, and is applicable in Canola production 100% of the time, with ZnSO4 and other components of the germination trigger.

Scientific Notation

“The Osmotic Gradient is improved in the germination environment of the seed with SRS techniques”, “Thus soils with right amount of oxygen and water are aerobic (oxygenated). The result is conversion of starches to sugars which absorb water more readily to create a strong radical and coleoptile”.

Aerobic soils with adequate water in the germination zone (44% seed moisture) allows the radical root to rapidly elongate with a greater diameter and more turgor pressure for the Coleoptiles, the mystery is now a functional part of Canola and Soybean production, and Sunflowers. The soil must be aerobic or loaded with Oxygen and yet it must have about 44% water potential to the seed. This is another reason to experiment with Hydrogen Peroxide to help keep the zone oxygenated in case of heavy rains.

This is why irrigating the crop up does not work well because the seed is exposed to a flooded condition and the process is now anaerobic (no oxygen). The result of too much water is the critical dormancy enzymes (abscisic acid) are not oxidized in a flooded soil condition.

You can over-apply the water. Just enough water needs to be present to increase the seed moisture from 10% to 44% water in barley malting practices…Water can be excessive and no more should be applied to the seed than to maintain the aerobic wet germination condition for about 12 to 24 hours for Canola and up to 48 hours for large seeds like soybean. It is important to allow an air drying condition surrounding the seed row.

A combination of low humidity and just enough water to swell the seed and expose the abscisic acid to the oxygen in the aerobic zone is the goal. This also explains why a heavy rain after planting does not always produce good stands if the water puddles or stands in the row.

It has been demonstrated that during the imbibition of barley seed under aerobic conditions, the level of abscisic acid, a natural inhibitor of germination, decreases rapidly and germination occurs shortly thereafter.

However, if the seeds are imbibed under anaerobic conditions (flooded), abscisic acid is not degraded and the seeds do not germinate (Yamada, 1985).

The trigger is ZnSO4, the kick starter for the hard seeds, The purpose of the design is convert rapidly to sugars…much like malting barley in some respects. There may be other products (MnSO4) that help drive the germination process.

Too Raise Canola Well. Under warm to hot soil planting conditions from 60 degrees F to 100 degrees F and soils with low OM and low CEC an ideal tool, SRS, can be used to jump start Winter Canola into top yields. A 99% stand in 4 days.

Technical Documents for winter and spring canola growers.

Your Great Plains Reporter,
Guy J Swanson.

Guy J Swanson Announces
 Two Exactrix Meetings and Seminars.

 Aug. 16, 2017. Winter Canola.
 September 13, 2017 Corn, Husker Harvest Days, Grand Island.

Winter Canola Planting Seminar With SRS Technology.  

A review of 2017 Winter Canola production techniques.

Flea Flicker Option in Winter Canola.
Get the Correct Information.

Winter Canola Planting Seminar With SRS Technology.  
A review of 2017 Winter Canola production techniques.

You must call 509 535 9925 to sign-up.

Demonstration of SRS in Winter Canola Planting.

The acres are moving upward at exponential trends in Kansas.

Time to reflect and get the top producers on the front burner for answers.

No story left untold…Get Answers fast and improve profitability.

Coffee and donuts at 8:30 AM…find your spot and bring your note book.

Aug 16, 2017, Hugoton, Kansas, Hugoton Country Club and  Golf Course. 

8:30 AM door prize from Rubisco and Exactrix.

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM with hosted lunch.
Planting Winter Canola for Maximum Yields.
Seed Row Saturation Explained.
Side Dressing of Irrigated Winter Canola. Changes and plans.

Winter Canola Insurance Programs Explained.
Setting Yield Goals in Irrigated Production of Winter Canola.
What are the limiting factors?
Leaders and Presentations.

Leadoff discussion and presentations.

9:00, Emanuel Williams, Channel,  Reviews 97 day corn leading into Irrigated Winter Canola. Rotation with Winter Wheat is not the only choice in irrigated Winter Canola production.  We will also discuss dryland production of Winter Canola and Chemfallow techniques with SRS.

9:30 AJ Foster Reviews KSU/TKI test plots with Rubisco Winter Canola…Conclusion of 2017 crop

Roundtable discussions with screen projections.

10:00 SRS reviewed, Developing a 99% stand with planted winter Canola. Joel McClure, No-till Producer with SRS technology.

10:15  Winter Canola, irrigated and dryland insurance programs.

10:30 Brian Caldbeck, Rubisco Seeds, Agronomist. New releases and propagation updates on Winter Canola on the Great Plains.
11:00  Demonstration of Deere 1710 SRS water Seed Row Saturation. Field Demonstration, Guy Swanson, Exactrix, Seed Row Saturation, Engineer.

1:00 Back from the field and demonstration… Lunch Served.

Other subjects in the Round Table.  
RRV Canola Metering Plates and new developments.
Seed Row Saturation Delivery, Deere 1710, Orders for tubes.
Sulfur and Micro-nutrients in Winter Canola production.

Zn Sulfate,

Hydrogen Peroxide.
Merchant Grade Phosphoric Acid.
KTS and Thio-sul increase protein and oil in TAPPS and TAPPKTS.

Lunch at 1:00 PM.  

Who will attend.

Lance and Ronnie Helberg from Lohn, Texas.

Andy and Cody Cover from Dalhart, Texas,

Aaron and Howard Bartel from Weatherford, OK.

Greg and Blaine Sederstrom from Goodland, KS.

Dale Bathurst and Dr. Lawrence Stoskoph, Talmage (Abilene), KS.

Dick Sterret, Quinter, KS.

Larry Murphy, Manhattan.

Husker Harvest Days, Grand Island, Nebraska.

Exactrix 40 foot, 7x7 tool bar on display.
Sept. 12, 13, 14, 2017.

Get a special introduction of the Positive Down-pressure, TC bar with lift assist, 40 to 45 feet, with 2KC Series 3 and 2KM TAPPS formulators.

Mustang P-51 openers meet or exceed producer expectations at 7 inch banding depths.



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