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Getting another $300 per acre from Center Pivot corn Production....
another good reason why corn on pivots starve for water...over 50% of the crop is stressed.

Water Starvation In Nebraska, Conditions.

Water efficiency is nutrient efficiency and only No-tillage can deliver the highest levels of performance from 1,000 feet to 8,400 feet above sea level.

                 Dryland producers also understand the value of standard snow trap and uniform percolation of rain and snow going into the ground where it falls.

Getting another $300 per acre from Center Pivot corn Production....another good review of why corn production on center pivots starve for water...poor calibration of nozzles, poor timing, wind, and over 50% of the crop is stressed and not meeting full potential. 

Improper nutrient application and timing is a management problem when nutrients are pivot applied with irrigation water.

Center pivot application of water and nutrients can starve the corn root system.

Not only is the water not evenly applied, the on board nitrogen and sulfur fertilizer is also non-uniformly applied as shown in the inclusive infrared picture.

Another problem is wind….and the windy day problem never seems to go away.

It is virtually impossible to improve the pivot application of nutrients and try to compete with Exactrix TAPPS, 1% CV application banded at the 7 to 8 inch depth.  

Highest efficiency of nutrients and water requires much deeper bands of nutrients including non-mobile phosphate and potassium.

Improper root colony development using old fashioned fertilizer application approaches, does not allow the crop to reach the top potential and maximize water and nutrients.   

The key point of Mustang single disc openers is to band a lot deeper to 7 or 8 inch depths on 10 to 15 inch centers with absolute uniformity of 1%CV application.

Where you put fertilizer is where roots grow. The most powerful root colonies are on 15 inch centers in corn and 10 inch centers in wheat.  This is why Hydra Hume works well when it is deep banded, building multiple root colonies with TAPPS and TAPPKTS at deep banded depths of 7 to 8 inches. 

Rotational Band Loading is also greatly improved in No-tillage farming when multiple targets are produced for future crops with TAPPPKTS and Hydra Hume.  At top P efficiency of TAPPS and TAPPKTS only 30% can be consumed by the growing crop in the first year,  therefore No-tillage allows bands to be positionally and chemically available for future crops.

The TAPPS and TAPPKTS band with Hydra Hume are also a big improvement for Zinc and Copper in the band…and small amount of Nickel…the micros can and must be banded to get top results economically.

The deep banding with buffering Hydra Hume helps to develop deeper roots deeper The above picture is a pretty good reason why Solution 32 and 28 through the pivot is not a good idea.  

The pivot application program of nutrients is like raising corn with gravity furrow irrigation landscape…the top yields and lowest costs will never be achieved with old fashioned approaches. 

Center pivot corn production is the best place to find differences between banding nutrients and applying nutrients top dressed.

Exactrix TAPPS deep banded at the 8 inch depth at Yuma, Colorado has made a big difference, since the uniformity problem has been overcome and timing of nutrients is good.

Hear what producer Steve McCasland has to say about his good corn crop at Yuma, Colorado.


                                      Steve McCasland, Yuma, Colorado.

The Exactrix TAPPS Rooting Profile with Vacuum injection in a stratified charge can raise 300 plus bushel corn….moving as much as $300 more net dollars to the bottom line as compared to 32-0-0 with the pivot. 

Mustang openers were key in making a 316 bushel average with Monsanto Dekalb varieties and Exactrix TAPPS with carbon.


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You can check out Kevin Medow at Seward, NE……top Nebraska Yields in the 260 bushel range with TAPPS and TAPPKTS using Hydra Hume(carbon) to improve the Cation Exchange Capacity of the Exactrix Band.   
(Click here on Kevin Article)




Tidbits From Exactrix

Eric Odberg  at Genesee, Idaho breaking winter wheat yield records with Exactrix TAPPS at Catholic Canyon using 4 management zones with Exactrix  Variable Rate.  EO.htm  -
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