No-tillage Corn, Guy Swanson says, "Nice Ears coming on at Hugoton.
Pioneer 1197, Top of the mark."
has a nice crop coming at Hugoton, KS, just west of Hugoton, KS,
His Corn on Sunflowers, No-tillage system, is working well with
Mustang P-51C single disc openers and Exactrix TAPPS.
His best variety looks like Pioneer 1197, with full ear kernels
at 22 around and 50 up are about ready for harvest in 3 weeks.
“Zahlen Bitte, count em up please”, over 1,000 kernels headed to bin
in this one ear. Indexed Banding TAPPS.
The crop was fertilized with Exactrix TAPPS Variable Rate, site
specific with a Mustang Tool Bar P-51C with no Gyro Counterweights
and banded to 7 inch depth in vermiculated TAPPS bands from 3 to 7
The nominal N rate at 150 lbs. N as NH3 with 5 to 8 gallons poly
phosphate with 3 to 5 gallons Thio-sul® crystallized in TAPPS bands.
The center pivot corn crop was planted at 32,000 population on 20
inch rows with a Deere NT1710 planter, 40 foot and 24 rows.
There has been 22 inches of moisture since April. Two
storms in April produced 8 inches of moisture in rapid events.
The fields were soil sampled to 48 inch depth in the
TAPPS band following big 4 and 5 inch rain storms, TAPPS was key in
April and May storms that super saturated the soil. The Exactrix
TAPPS formulators are producing high yields with no more nitrogen
Crop Quest soil samples confirmed there was no need to
apply more N by sampling directly into the bands.
TKI, Bert Bock also assisted in the review of the soil testing and
resultant recommendation not to apply more N with the pivot or side
dress. Thio-sul® works very well in stabilizing nitrogen.
Testing was completed by two Exactrix farm owners with 20 inch
single disc banding at 7 inch depth and 30 inch strip till band
The soil sampling confirmed the Ammonium had not moved significantly
with over 8 inches of total rainfall. The ammonium drooped about 8
inches from the original 6 inch depth or position.
“The Ammonium, NH4, as TAPPS stayed in place in large, over the
top of the rain gauge, down pours. “
“Thio-sul® in the crystal blend is key to ammonium remaining as
ammonium which is ideal for immediate plant conversion to amino
acids and protein.”
The Margin has improved at least 12%
with Exactrix Technology. http://www.exactrix.com/Broadcast_03_03_2016.html
Confirming no additional nitrogen was required, confirming that
TAPPS works very well in high pH soils, in historical rainstorms. One
of best corn crops of Joel’s career is coming together.
Standby for news with data
from Crop Quest regarding the Nitrogen Use Efficiency.
Late February of 2016 banding at Moscow, KS, Joel McClure’s
Mustang Tool Bar on 20 inch centers has found the sweet spot in corn
on corn with Exactrix TAPPS.
2003, 20 inch spacing, DMI tool bar was converted to
Mustang P-51C on 20 inch and the markers stayed on for counter
new life for the DMI tool bar at high speed and less stress on the
Joel has spent several years developing this 40 foot DMI machine for
No-tillage/Strip-Tillage. The bar is now converted for indexing of
TAPPS bands to corn rows.
The Mustang P-51C allows for deep banding to 7 inch depth with
Vermiculation of the nutrients. This advanced machine is “ Strip
Till without the Tillage.” The corn rows are planted directly on
top of the Exactrix TAPPS bands on 20 inch centers. Highest levels
of NPKS efficiency result.
An advanced system in improving crop yields with nutrient indexing
in No-till and getting costs in line with VRT.
Big ears of corn are produced with Joel’s advanced Exactrix Mustang
Exactrix TAPPS and Mustangs….Works well in dryland and irrigated
production. Corn production is possible in very dry area of
Southwest Kansas. Highest levels of nutrient effieciency…with 40
lbs. N as NH3 and 5 gallons APP/ATS in high pH soils results in 12%
more net margin.
“Less is More on the Cimarron River of Southwestern Kansas. “
Cimarron River, the mighty Cimarron at Hugoton actually flowed a
little water this year and 22 inches of moisture since April.
What is Vermiculation of Nutrients in single disc banding of