USDA USDA Nutrient Management Tool Bar

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The USDA Tool Bar  is located in Colby, Kansas presently.
Banding depth .....about 4 to 5 inches....15 inch band centers.
NH3 tank 333 gallons. 2KC Weigh Master, Directly Applies NH3 as a liquid.
NH3 application made a .003 levels of repeatable accuracy in all temperature and pressure ranges. Within 30 pounds on 10,000 pounds applied.
APP/ATS tanks, 300 gallons.2KP TAPPS Formulator applies all liquid fertilizer types.
Timing of Nutrients compared with a single disc openers banding at 5 inch depths with lineal streaming flows at highest accuracy levels....

1. allows banding pre-plant 100 to 45 days ahead of planting....
2. allows application directly ahead of the seeder or planter....in the field application at time of planting or seeding.
3. and directly after planting in side dress for up to 45 days after planting or seeding of spring crops.

Scientifically and Practically…..A broad window of application….finds the highest levels of nutrient efficiency and thus more crop available nutrients.
Allows the fertilizer industry to review and price nutrient products for the upcoming nutrient storage challenge …….and the USDA-ARS/ EPA review of the Gulf Hypoxia problem. 
All fertilizer types compared.
Tri-Ammonium Poly-Phosphate Sulfate, Zn,B,Cu, Cl,  Homogenously formulated, in a Acid/Base reaction and crystallized in the lineal band at 1% CV.
No-tillage application. Swiveling single disc application with very low soil disturbance.

“If you can’t buy it…. you have got to build it.”

On the go formulation of specific nutrient materials.


     
 
     

 

     
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Sinusoidal Flow Explained

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Corn Center Pivot. Spokane Colony…..sandy soils with rocks….low CEC and ideal for potatoes…. 
The upper half the corn pivot is TAPPS...Applied with the USDA tool bar...Tri-Ammonium Poly Phosphate Sulfate Zn.... 
A noticeable Visible Color and growth differences with Exactrix TAPPS. 
Planted about April 28th. Side dressed swiveling single disc P-51 Mustang... May 1, 2010.  

Charles Gross reported that they plan on applying 220 pounds of N as Urea at 120 lbs N, 100 lbs N as Solution 32-0-0 on half of the pivot, also 40 lbs of Phosphate and Sulfur as dry applied with Urea ......Yield Goal is 250 bushel corn.
The Exactrix TAPPS, Single Disc Treatment  utilizing the Exactrix USDA toolbar on the second half of the pivot is 125 pounds N as NH3. 25 pounds N As APP/ATS in 56/44 mix at 20 gallons....About 46 pounds P and 25.5 pounds S and 1 pound Zn.   
About $100 per acre advantage in cost alone....plus the 120 pounds per acre of  lime required with the 70 extra pounds of N on the Low CEC soil.

About half the money for fertilizer is invested in TAPPS as compared to Solution 32-0-0 with the pivot and Urea Phosphate broadcast.

Two National Awards have been given for TAPPS and Single Disc Application....and another good example of performance. TAPPS performs best in Variable pH and Variable Organic Matter Soils.....the soils at this location are both....and low CEC.

 

 

 

CRP takeout. A dryland pivot corner was fertilized to confirm long term benefits of No-tillage and Rotational Band Loading using the Ortho Ratio.
The USDA Single Disc Tool bar was utilized....since the corn pivot was being applied with the tool bar.
The pivot corner fertilization confirms the possibility of fertilizing CRP for grass production.
The test strip should be quite visible for about 5 years with TAPPS formulation feeding the perennial grassland area.
Triple Super ammoniated Phosphate....stabilized in a crystalline mix with Thio-Sul....and a small amount of Zinc...allows new economics for CRP takeout with single disc swiveling openers.... and Switch Grass Fertilization.
Mustang openers swivel and do not engage the soil…with the injector foot design.

     
     
     
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Chemical Fallow Application With USDA Tool Bar -  June 12, 2010, Colfax, WA

     
   

 

Variable Rate Application Of Winter Wheat With Spring Side Dress Treatments Considered.

     
     

July 16, 2010

July 16, 2010
     
  Side Dressing Big Spring Wheat, Steve &

Kevin Mader, June 2010 Pullman, WA

     

July 16, 2010
7/15/10 - Side Dressing Sunflowers, Colby, KS    
     

Reviewing Technical Advances, ISO-bus, Auto Boom, Looking Glass Manifolds.

     
     
     
     

 

     
     
     
     
     
   

 


Aug 21, 10
Little Falls Dam.
Solution 32 through the pivot.
Comparison of pictures should be made with previous e-mail TAPPS, Spokane Colony.... of the TAPPS Treatment.
7 inch ears…..short on the filling.
36 inch ear set...varies between 30 to 40....plant height overall from 6 feet to 7.5 feet.
Purple brace roots...for sure....all brace roots purple....and lower half of plant did not elongate the extra 1 foot....as did the TAPPS treatment.

 

     
     
 
 

 

Little Falls Dam.
TAPPS treatment. Sandy soils low CEC. Full Irrigation.

Measurements taken at 100 feet inside from the road at the 2nd outside tower. Location is 2nd outside tower....100 feet to the east on the pivot tracks for the solution 32 and 100 inside on the pivot tracks to the west for the TAPPS.

Pictures are TAPPS treatment only.

Average TAPPS ear height between 46 to 52 inches....average is about 48 inches....the height of the corn is another 5 feet. Overall height is 9 feet.

Ears are generally uniform....Plant height is uniform.....and the color is dark green.

Ears are filling well to the end and have about an 8 inch average length.

The secondary set of brace roots are high off the ground line at 3 to 4 inches....and very little purple in the brace root.

Ear leaf is good color....lower leaves below the Ear leaf have died off.

150 pounds N....46P,....25S.....1 pound Zn.........Also some seed row starter ....

As compared to the Solution 32 treatment with about 300 pounds N...plus dry 11-52 and Urea......The TAPPs corn is 1.5 feet higher....the ear height is 36 inches of the Solution 32....so the elongation of the plant seems to have occurred below the Ear. The plant height is irregular, the ear height varies between 30 to 40 inches....the solution 32 Plant overall height is from 6 feet to 8 feet....on average about 1.5 feet less height with the Solution 32 treatment....

This is maximum tillage pivot due to the potato rotation following spring wheat….all stubble was worked in on a tillage system….

Next year, 2011

Dam Diker is required....Why? Lots of erosion on the slopes.

Because the economics are good….Corn now at $5.25 cents per bushel at Yakima….Locally at $4.80 per bushel….Change the Ratio to a full Ortho Ratio of TAPPS. Sandy Soils at very low CEC.  162 pounds N, 72 pounds P, 42 pounds S. 2 pounds Zn. …..Why? Some purple brace roots...Low CEC….free up micro-nutrients with Thio-Sul…12-0-0-26S is appears very functional in the band.

Corn Pre-plant banding at Triple band leveraged to the 30 inch corn row......Leverage the bands to the corn in the first 8 weeks…..bring 3 dedicated banding P-51 Mustang openers in closer to the 30 inch row at 5,5,5,20....and add one more band directly under the plant in pre-plant banding....for side dress remove the third band or slide it over to the side of the row. A second rank required. Average Band Spacing is 10 inch……Why? The corn crop is showing a good response to TAPPS….but it appears that it came a little later….about Jun 20 to June 26 where a line began to form up….moving the bands closer will improve the targets….adding one more band directly under the plant along 3 total targets per row for TAPPS. 

Set tractor tires on 30 inch with RTK…..start and stop the booms with ISO-Bus Auto Boom …

Design a VRT map….and start with both products going up and down. …Why….because the variability of the pivot can be determined with Yield Maps once the TAPPS treatment has been made across the field with the 2010 crop. However it may take a few years before the uniformity kicks in. 

Set up the tool bar at 40 feet with 10 inch average spacing….Why?  Need to side dress irrigated winter wheat early in the spring…..side dress the higher yielding areas of the dryland spring wheat. Fertilize the Timothy and Orchard Grass Hay…..Apply banded 10 inch APP/ATS and liquid boron to the Alfalfa hay crop.

Review the planter fertility program…..Low CEC may require about 10 gallons per acre of 10-34-0

Review Magnesium Thio-Sulfate….Why, Tom Fairweather thinks we can get a response.

Check soil pH and raise up to 7.  Consider Fluid Lime application at 200 mesh. Park the dry applicator for lime application….Fluid Lime is required for uniformity.

     
     
     
     
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