What is Vermiculation? How does the Mustang Opener Vermiculate the
Chemical Engineers Agree.
pattern illustrated in architecture.
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Result….Crops are bigger and better with Exactrix Mustang TAPPS and
Vermiculation accomplished with the Mustang Opener and TAPPS and
TAPPKTS with Zinc?
a term used to describe overlays of products that are chemically
bonded and or are mechanically folded and weaved into a new combined
A simple review
would be a layer cake with frosting being vermiculated with a
spatula in a series of patterns or layers on the outside of the
Banding of TAPPS
forms a vermiculated vertical band in
layers over 80% of the vertcial length of the 7 inch band depth.
injection is elevated 5 inches above the bottom of the slot.
This allows a vertical mixing and crystallization.
The layers are
fomed in a vacuum where the NH3 intertwinds in the vacuum of a soil
born reaction with the Ammonium poly phosphate, Ammonium Thio-sulfate.
combining with 6.8 pH in an acid base reaction results in heat and
crystal vermiculated TAPPS band is layered in a reaction
from the soil injection depth of 2 inches to the depth of 7
inches with P-51C to 8.5 inches with P-51CUE
forming a vertical root targeting band.
Roots find the
TAPPS in a vertical zone that is dilute. The roots bloom or
proliferate in a rich and stimulating environment. A nutrient
intersection is discovered by corn seminal roots that at are
progressing at 45 degree angles and also vertically.
efficiency increases significantly. The economic result is Less is
to 22, 16, banding TAPPS into moist soil with P-51CUE Mustang
openers. Banding to 7.5 inch depth for winter wheat production.
The P-51C and
CUE vacuum is a definite part of the mystery of vermiculation
and how the chemistry is streteched over the 5 inch length of the
vertical band with overall band depth at 7 inches to 8 inches.
requires the very narrow soil slot and band created by the Mustang
single disc opener and the vacuum seal is created by the injector
foot at a forward travel speed 11.7 feet per second at 8 mph.
speed (11.7 fps) and the foot helps to create the vacuum and allows
for the NH3, APP/ATS/KTS to combine physically and chemically.
become highly crop available with high rates of NH3. Thus the crop
roots find the 5 inch vertical column more easily and it is a good
feeding site for the roots to colonize for the full band length.
popular approaches to banding deposit all the nutrients at the
bottom of the slot. This is not vermiculation. This old approach
is referred to as concentrated bands.
concentrated band approach is not vermiculated. The nutrient
release or injection is at the bottom of the slot.
bands have a large open area or volume of the slot
with no negative pressure.
vacuum cannot be created by the shank or fixed angle single disc
The fixed angle,
single disc openers cannot go deep in No-tillage
designs. Fixed angle openers are not designed to create a vacuum and
vermiculate the nutrient inputs .
Canola and Wheat considered.
Tri-Ammonium Poly Phosphate Sulfate with Zinc at Amarillo, TX.
Pioneer 1197 50 up and
22 around with indexed vermiculated TAPPS banding at Hugoton, KS.
Crystallized at 1% CV of application.
The real story
is the crop and the yield and performance, it seems to work well for
better crops and high nutrient efficiency.
accomplished with P-51C, and the result is good to the
very best crops with TAPPS and TAPPKTS vermiculated.
The physical and
chemical achievement is explained in the enclosed drawing.
Joel McClure, Hugoton, KS, Banding 7 inch depths with Mustang P-51C
openers on 20 inch centers and planting with 20 inch rows directly
on top of the bands.
produce vertical band depths of 7 to 8 inches with virtually no soil
available nutrients. The Tri-ammonium poly phosphate sulfate or
TAPPS bands are sealed in a vacuum soil slot. The bands are dilute
over a 5 inch length.
The dilute bands
are said to be vermiculated with highly uniform, balanced and crop
The corn plant
is able to colonize roots in a vertical progression in the band
without burning corn roots with the passage of the planter.
vermiculated bands illustrated in cotton.
patterns of 40 inch row cotton. Dual bands per row, vertical
vermiculated bands of TAPPS improves nutrient efficiency.
cotton root patterns at 45 to 60 days moving towards reproductive
row band of TAPPS and adjoining side dress band of TAPPS.
Band depth is
8.5 inches. Horizontal interception of cotton roots is improved
with multiple feeding sites in dilute bands.
Each 40 inch
cotton row receives two bands of TAPPS and TAPPKTS with Zinc.
deficiency in Corn
Need a Zinc
response for now and the future…Rotational Band Loading works to
solve Zinc problems in all crops.
and Zinc at low cost, the problem is simple to solve with TAPPS and
TAPPKTS. Ammoniated Zinc is 16-0-0-20Zn. The lowest cost form of
About 1 lb of
Ammoniated Zinc in TAPPS and TAPPKTS at $1.50 per lb is better than
Chelated Zinc at 4 times the expense.
Chelated Zinc is
normally promoted by the fertilizer dealer. You have to ask for
Ammoniated Zinc. You may need to demand Ammoniated Zinc.
Save $5.00 per
acre with Low Cost 16-0-0-20Zn.
Phosphate 10-34-0 is purposely designed as a chain link carrier for
ammoniated metals such as Ammoniated Zinc.
The 10-34-0 is
70% chain linked poly and 30% Ortho. The ideal material to deliver a
homogenous blend of Zinc blended in the chain link polymer to
stimulate the plant and produce full, uniform green, photosynthetic
economical and effective way to get a Zinc response is Exactrix
TAPPS and TAPPKTS.