Hugoton Frontier Exactrix meeting set for good weather.


Weather for Frontier Farming Days is Superior. Sunshine, 76 F at 1:00 on Thursday….and 71 F on Friday….Feb 14, and 15, Smooth sailing for operating machinery in the soils of Hugoton.

Wind at 18 mph, solid sunshine predicted.  

An Ideal time to share your information with top scientists and drive your profitability for the next 5 to 10 years.  

Yields at lower costs….that is what we need…Get on the A team and maintain profitability with high input costs…moving to SRS and employing TAPPS and TAPPKTS.

Banding TAPPS and TAPPKTS at Kramer Seed and Joel McClure with 20 inch Mustang and Seed Row Saturation.  

Call in your GPS coordinates and we will review your problem fields with NVDI. Dr. Schepers and Aaron Schepers will read your palms.




Frontier Farming Days

Hugoton, KS, Thursday, Feb 14 and Friday, Feb 15, 2019
No-Till Advanced Demonstrations and Seminars.
Meet your peers and supporters of advanced farming technology.
Share information on reduced production costs with yield enhancement.

Find the “Mortgage Lifter”, a dynamic shift in your profitability. 
Meet the bankers that will finance your change to profitability.
                                         Cotton Nutrients reviewed with biological inputs and SRS.  

Making another $150 per irrigated Corn acre with a simple change.   

In North America there is chance to buy and apply NH3 deep in the soil at 40% less than others.
There is a chance to buy and apply Ammonium Poly Phosphate at 20% to 50% less than others.
And with the Exactrix® bet you can be assured Nitrogen and Phosphate will be stabilized in place.

Ammonium is stabilized at 1% CV of 300 psi application using KTS® and Thio-sul® producing $60 to $150 more net income,
a typical change of 12 percent increase in your production margin.

On your land there is a chance to stabilize Ammonium N allowing fall banding in tough conditions using simple Thio-Sul® and KTS®.

You can make micros work. Combined with Ammonium Poly Phosphate, or 10-34-0 you can use low cost Ammoniated Zinc,
16-0-0-20Zn saving up to $5.00 per acre in crop available Zinc.

Potassium or K is up to 100 times more effective using a process of Exactrix. Time proven, KTS will outperform all other sources
of K in low pH or high pH soils and sometimes up to 100 times greater than KCL.

Go to  Get KTS® answers fast. Your next crop needs technology.

Designed specifically for Advanced No-till farmers.
  Stay on the mark at Hugoton.

  • We guarantee your learning satisfaction.  Two key points, Less Fertilizer, Less Seed.
  • Hands on with the most advanced equipment and genetics.
  • Shoulder to shoulder with the bankers, the scientists, and the engineers.
  • Scientists and producers will confirm your chances for placing a good bet.  
  • TAPPS, TAPPKTS, Ferrilene Nutrient Management under No-till using single disc openers and SRS injection.
    Running in the field with new and advanced designs…you can feel the cloth.

Pick your day….or come for 2 days…with a rotation of advanced speakers and technologists.  

Each Day is different.

A chance to test application machinery, your peers and the scientists that lead in No-tillage nutrient application.

  • Hugoton Golf Course at the Airport. Shuttle available. Thursday Feb. 14 seminar and field demonstrations.
  • Hugoton Golf Course at the Airport. Shuttle available. Friday Feb 15 seminar and field demonstrations.
  • A bargain at $550 for two days and includes lunches, personalized training, skill development, and technical papers.
  • Early registration saves $200 extended thru Jan. 28, 18.  January 5 to 15 2019 Registration is recommended for family groups.
  • Rooms available at $85.00 to $95.00 per night at the Best Western in Hugoton.
  • If you need complete registration information, Speakers and Itinerary contact Exactrix.

Contact Exactrix Global Systems.
509-995-1879 or 509-535-9925 

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Or 509 535 9925

Place your bets in 2019 and 2020…looking 2 and 3 years ahead into 2025 with rotation.




Brian Caldbeck

Joel McClure
No-till Producer

Guy Swanson
Exactrix Global Systems

Larry Murphy

Using Winter Canola in Flex Fumigation.
Processing Canola on your farm.
Spring Canola for the Great Plains
Winter Canola and Peas are alternatives.
Friday. 1 day 12 noon.

Hugoton, KS
Plots Winter
Wheat, Winter Canola,
Mustard, Alfalfa, Corn,
Soybeans, Sunflower,
Milo, Triticale.
2:30 to 4:30 each day.

Exactrix, SRS and TAPPKTS with Ferrilene
Lead off at 8:50 each day.
Field Comments and support SRS
TAPPS banding into winter wheat
TAPPKTS banding into Coastal Bermuda.

Nutrient Manager and Historian.
On for 10:45 each day.

AJ Foster KSU and Troy Coen, Exactrix.
A complete review of sulfur and nitrogen at Hugoton for 2018 in yield and in quality of the crop.
KSU/Hugoton Plots, Joel McClure 9:30 AM, each day.


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Paige Clawson
Dr. Brian Arnall
Oklahoma State University
John Buck

Picking soybeans that work well in South Western KS.
Review of nematode and iron chlorosis technology. A complete review of sulfur and nitrogen at Hugoton for 2018 in yield and in quality of the crop.

Dr. Brian Arnall of Oklahoma State University will review No-till cotton production. Nutrient needs in cotton and proper timing in strip till and No-till.
12:00 on Thursday.
9:30 on Friday.

John Buck will discuss the Mycorrhizae option in cotton and how to apply it
with seed row saturation and other means.




Dr. Bert Bock
TKI, Nutrient Management Expert
Thio-sul®-Phosphate,  Potassium - Micro Nutrients Management with Exactrix TAPPS
Goodland Indexed Test Plots.

10:00 AM each day

Lanny Faleide,
Update on Elevation and Vegetation.
Getting you application maps written well.
What to look for in the next 10 years of VRT.

9:00 AM each Day.

Your host Guy Swanson.
During both days. Technical Support
Also Jim Talbert of Helena Chemical.
Jim will review Ferrilene.
Troy Coen on Service Support.
SRS reviewed in detail.

On the Great Plains of North America, There is room for a top notch scientist to help you expand the net margin.

The land varies so much that Variable Rate Site Specific application is a giant business opportunity for the producer.

Jim Schepers

1:00 to 1:30 - Jim Schepers, Each Day, University of Nebraska, Lead Scientist, USDA-ARS ret.
Nitrogen Management, Variable Site Specific, How to get the most out of your expensive nutrients.










 Aaron Schepers


Master of Information, Aaron Schepers.   “He gets paid to fly.”  
Aaron Schepers. Cornerstone Aerial Photography. Lincoln Nebraska. Crunching massive amounts of data with the most advanced camera system available. How to get high quality information on growing crops downloaded fast? How do they do that?

1:00 to 1:30 each day and then to the airport for a review. Following the plane and camera review.

From 2:30 to 3:30 No-till Deep Banding and 3:30 to 4:30 Seed Row Saturation of Soybeans, Wheat, Canola and Cotton. . 

Lunch served both days and reception Thursday night at Hugoton’s newest,  Stumpy’s Bistro and Refreshment Stand.


Field Demonstrations in the afternoon each day 2:30 to 4:30. Mustang Tool Bars…..and SRS Planting conditions allowing.
In North America, Exactrix is always worth $60.00 per acre additional net margin in dryland…..and up to $150 per acre in Irrigated production.
Year after year….it is a lot of money. Millions of dollars over your farming career.


Raise 300 bushel corn with $64.00 nutrient expense.
 Level 300 producers with VRT-Site Specific.

From Southwest Kansas to the 3 million acres of the XIT of  the Texas Panhandle.
Producers must stop the solution 32-0-0 with the pivot to make top yields.
Lowest cost per bushel produced in the Level 300 range is accomplished with Exactrix. 
Solution 32-0-0 and dairy manure does hide the corn yield potential with a color mask.

Manganese and Boron Deficiency on the XIT with Andy Cover of Cover Farms.


Managing the XIT soils today for better crops tomorrow.
Moving to Exactrix TAPPS reveals real problems that manure and 32-0-0 were hiding.


  • The Drone View showed highly variable corn height and color in pockets. A tissue test indicates about 25% of the pivot is deficient in micronutrients Manganese and Boron.
  • The yield reduction is considerable with the plants showing the stripping of leaves, The Pioneer 1197 corn plant is about 20% to 25% shorter in deficient areas and elevations.

    Andy Cover of Dalhart/Hartley and just 3 miles north of the XIT Channing General Office, Never knew about this problem since they were applying 300 lbs. of N with the irrigation pivot using 32-0-0 which is a salvage nitrogen and not primary nitrogen.

    The dairies have lots of manure for sale. Andy applied 1.2 million dollars of manure over the last 5 years at 20 to 50 tons per acre

    The Manganese and Boron problem was under the cover of a nitrogen mask.

    Sandy Soil
    or low CEC,  high pH, a lower elevation bowl and continuous corn are for sure signs of Iron Chlorosis or a metal problem.
  • The areas of short stature and stripping are suspected to be blowout from the Dust Bowl.
  • The manure cannot supply the micro nutrients timely.

    Andy will pull some old yield maps to determine the trend in yield in these deficient pockets.

    Spraying the crop with Manganese brought peace of mind only…the yield potential was lost.
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    • Metals deficiency cause the stripping of the corn leaves, Zinc, Copper, Iron, and Manganese.
    • What about Boron? Boron deficiency is shown by white freckles on the leaf surface and in the stripping area.

      More advanced Boron deficiency will show up as white stripping in the vein areas. Also the whorls may not unfurl in a predictable manner.

      The problem is which metal is causing the short plant and stripping in the leaf new growth.

      The soil sample may not show up as being significant problem but the tissue sample will unravel the mystery of which metal is causing the problem. In this case it was determined to be Manganese.


    This is a top notch production area and capable of 300 bushel per acre corn.

    Variable Rate – Site Specific will take yields higher.

    A soil elevation depression is also shown in this photo, thus the blowout theory.

    Note: The Cover Farm is part of the Dust Bowl transformation of the land during the “dirty thirties”.
    Tillage created many problems and
    tillage is never a solution long or short term under difficult economics.

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    How were the symptoms expressed?

    What were the tools used to solve the problem?

    Did CPS help find the solution without the tissue samples?

    Click Here for the Progression of Discovery.

    Soil Samples and growing plant tissue samples say it is true. Zinc and other nutrients are fine to excellent. Manganese and Boron were pinpointed. Previous solution 32-0-0 applications masked the visual nutrient problems and correct micronutrient in need.

    • The Exactrix Mustang Tool bar will be set up 3 products for 2019 to manage the deficient soil.
    • Saving millions of dollars over a farming career.
    • Injection of Manganese and Boron to supplement the plant with micronutrients.
    • Mustang Tool bars set up with 3 product delivery.


    If you need more information on how to manage Manganese and Boron Deficiency. Click here. 

    If you would like to identify the deficiency in your fields.

    Manganese Go to 

    Boron Go to.

    The Little B in Canola.


    There are two ways to solve for Site Specific application of Micro Nutrients and Biological materials. Manganese and Boron can be managed separately.

    2KR Blender is used to interject flow into the 2nd product 2KP or 2KM systems.

    A 2KP Third product system is added with injection at 3rd product TIO using looking glass manifolds and high pressure lines.


    Looking Glass Manifolds improve third product injection when materials are not compatible with Poly Phosphate.

    The 3rd product injection is utilized with Mustang Openers.

    1. Utilizing Exactrix TAPPS and TAPPKTS with third product micro-nutrient management will raise yields and lowers costs.
    2. Variable Rate Site Specific applications drive nutrient costs 7% to 8% of the gross income.
    3. Producers can achieve NUE of .585 lbs. N per bushel produced as per Ben McClure of Hugoton, KS.


    A big deal in Texas


     Big Bob Cates at Channing, Texas, HQ of the XIT.
    After 1.5 hours he became a good friend in a private tour with his keys in hand .
    He is biggest and best supporter on the XIT explains the history of the largest cattle ranch in the USA.

    The 3 million acre XIT had 6,000 miles of fence. The XIT perimeter is now inclusive of a “Billions of Dollars” of real estate and the strongest agricultural economy in the world.

    From the Buffalo Springs section on the Oklahoma border to Lubbock Texas, the Yellow House section the stretch of real estate was 2 counties wide and reserved for the Pioneers when the state government in Austin got a better idea.

    Here is the timeline and the focus.
    The governor said, “We need 2 million dollars quick to build the new state capital in Austin”. The Chicago based, Farwell Brothers went for the deal in about the 1878 stretch and by 1885 they were in the cattle business. The railroads were coming to the Panhandle of Texas which had been an Independent state since 1836. Colorado became a state in 1876 and George Armstrong Custer died in Montana territory fighting Indians in June of 1876.

    The operations of XIT father land include:

    • Livestock confined feeding of hogs, cattle, dairy, slaughter and meat packing, cheese factories of large scale.

    • The Ogallala irrigated grain production, Cotton, Alfalfa, Soybean.

    • Biological power, New developments in Canola crushing, Canola crush feeding, Bio-diesel, Ethanol and byproducts of Distillers Grains.

    • Oil and Gas, Petroleum refining.

    • Windmills of extreme population.

    • Irrigation technical developments, SDI, Center Pivot, deep soil water monitoring equipment.

    • Two Transcontinental railroads, BNSF, UP.

    • Petroleum Refining, Ammonia Plants.

    • Ammonia, Gas and Oil Interstate pipelines. Interstate 40 transportation of goods east and west and Texas funded 4 lane highways north to south.

      The XIT is so significant to Texas history that it will never be fully understood the contribution it made to the economy of the United States.

      Every story told is true and every record kept at XIT General Office confirm the roots of Texas lie in this Victorian General Office building. The archives now belong to the commissioners of Hartley County Texas.

      As they say in Washington State and Texas. “You can only be guilty of thinking too small” RA Hanson.

    • The XIT, Three Million Acres. 150,000 Longhorns, 6,000 miles of fence, 2 million acres in Montana, Built the largest state capital in the USA.
    • British Investors (2 million dollars) were paid back very well.
    • Cattle Trail to Montana went through 7 states from Easter to mid-July.
    • From Dalhart, Texas here is the report.



    Inside the XIT, General Office, rests this map taking up the entire wall.  


    Rules of the XIT.

    • Ownership of guns was not allowed.
    • Only XIT horses were on the ranch. There was no personal ownership of a horse.
    • No Alcohol.
    • No Card playing.  
    • Families were encouraged.
    • A good place for an expanding your moral strength and character.  

    Sounds like they were ahead of their time when it came to focus of effort on the XIT. The largest cattle ranch in the world in the 1880’s.
    Cattle rustlers and wolves reduced profits to zero when the cattle market collapsed.
    Primarily the railroads sent the cattle to market early creating the collapse and the access to the herd.


    Big Bob Cates, the host of XIT HQ at Channing, Texas, and a great 1.5 hours together at headquarters.



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