True Stories after 80 years of Engineering Excellence with NH3.
 The 2018 Agriculture Scenario vs. the 1938 return to profitability.

An Agricultural No-tillage Revolution.
The annual corn crop is better and the perennial timber crop is not.
The Tractors got bigger and better over an 80 year stretch in time.

The Top Notch Engineers Discovered How To Put Anhydrous Ammonia To Work.  

Diesel Power and dual fuel with Propane or NH3
at 1,000 horsepower is on the horizon.
Multipurpose tractors for the first 50 years that could build roads, work in the woods and seed the crops.
The new specialized ag tractors have time proven rubber belted tracks for mobility.

The last of the multipurpose tractors. The last look in 1987. Cat D8L-SA, Direct Drive, A California favorite.

Case 620 horsepower Quad Tracks are even more powerful yet.
Are you looking for more and using less?…14 days in the tractor seat vs. 30 days in the tractor seat.
See how they do it with all the technology. Big Red at Shelton, NE. 
John Says, “It is a real big deal”. When their machine became an Exactrix profit powerhouse.

The story of wood, what is missing?

  • The wood got smaller in the last 80 years.  The primordial forest is gone. Timber is on a 40 to 60 year cycle.
  • From the western slopes of the Cascade mountain range, a 15 foot diameter western Red Cedar tree is converted to structural wood. 
  • The big trees required a very large carriage and a two story band saw 80 years ago.  Massive equipment was required, logging railroads.

The corn producers got bigger and better over 80 years.  The Engineers figured out NH3 during World War 2.

  • Wall Street helped with the financing of American Agriculture.  
  • The Land Bank, Farm Credit, Banks for Coops helped build a good financial system to distribute NH3.  
  • Farms can be passed along to next generation with confidence of success.  
  • Producers made it happen. Two crops in one year is now a common practice on the western Great Plains of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.  
  • The land grant university design for the western Great Plains grass land would require livestock for grazing sheep and cattle.  
  • The discovery of the Ogallala aquifer changed the land grant University design very quickly over 80 years.


  • The machinery to implement advanced technology to annual cropping is done with No-tillage.  
  • No-tillage saves critical germinating moisture, up to 4 inches back in the soil. 
  • No-tillage reduces nutrient costs with Rotational Band Loading.
  • Nutrient costs are greatly reduced with Exactrix No-tillage designs and cereal root access.
  • And the time saved with No-tillage makes double cropping possible.  
  • The end result is less is invested to compete in the world export market increasing land values with NH3.   
  • Mustang Openers P-51C, Case 940 Tool Bar, Exactrix 2KC series 3 Weigh Master, 2KM Weigh Masters, 2KP Blenders are engineering marvels.  

So why is perennial timber not expanding yields like annual cereal cropping? Is it due to a complex but simple molecule?

Paid for with the first crop, a power play in technology.
 2KC series 3 Weigh Master with Laminator and Mass Flow at $105,000.  

  • Saved back over 150 to 160 lbs. N per acre on 2,000 acres.   
  • The university recommendation corn on corn for 280 bushels per acre average is 308 lbs. N per acre.  
  • That is a lot of pH modifying Lime and 50 more net dollars.
  • Over 270 lbs. per acre of Lime will not be required every year by keeping applied N efficient.  

Why is annual cropping better and better? Why is timber less and less?

Top yielding corn with 140 lbs. of Exactrix nitrogen as NH3.

  • Absolute Uniformity at 1% CV application, fall applied on 30 inch centers with Mustang Openers.  
  • This is Rick’s 14th year of a road traveled with Exactrix and this is the 3rd year with 7 inch deep banding P-51C  series openers. 
  • “Something is working a little better than planned”.  
  • Rick Engelmeyer has a program that is tough to beat after 50 years of manure and 3.5% OM utilizing supplemental irrigation to raise good crops.  
  • This is a minimum tillage system.
  • The soil is moved to work in the fall manure applications to the loess soil, both hog manure and cattle manure is utilized.


Pioneer 1197. Three years in a row, the top corn variety and consistent producer.

  • Exceptional good genetics across the Great Plains with Pioneer and 1197.  
  • On a broad acre basis with field wide averages from 245 bushels per acre in 2015.
  • In 2016 yields to 278 bushels per acre. In 2017 one field averaged 286 bushels per acre.
  • What does corn have that timber does not?  Timber has no fertility program. No NH3 is applied.  
  • Snow and NH3 provides extra yield punch and changes land values when fall banded as TAPPS or TAPPKTS with Micro Metals….genetics on the tree farm just will not compete with the revolution in Corn genetics and Anhydrous Ammonia.  
  • Anhydrous Ammonia, Snow, and Exactrix TAPPS and TAPPKTS go together for top yields at low cost.  Location of the Exactrix NH3 band at the 7 to 8 inch depth gets the maximum root pattern geometry with bands directly under and to the side of the row.


More news on Rick is included in the video.  
Rick tells his story from the 2015 crop year.
Another view from the Drone.

All generations agree  “Yes it can be done, It will be done, No-tillage production of 140 bushel per acre Spring Canola.” 
Jake and Eric get their eyes opened and are true believers in Exactrix TAPPS VRT-Site Specific

Site Specific Application of products like Ferrilene ® (Helena) make soybeans highly profitable. 

Get top margins, with less risk, less invested in every crop. Exactrix Ferrilene® Injection changes the game.  


Why Soybeans could upscale and change the close margin producers?

A big acre change for well over 20 million acres of high pH soils in the Great Plains, A major change in performance?  A go to htm for discovering higher levels of management for your profitability.
Could Soybeans be raised in the presence of troubling Platte Valley Yellows and Iron Chlorosis?  How to get a good stand of soybeans on the Great Plains.
Soybeans now compete on 20 million acres with the help of breeders and Exactrix TAPPKTS with Ferrilene and metals.


Better Results with VRT-Site Specific with Exactrix 1% CV Uniformity at pressures to 300 psi.

Better results in Corn, Cotton, Wheat, Canola, Garbanzos, Malting Barley, Peas, Lentils and Potatoes.  Get a complete explain up of Exactrix VRT-Site Specific. Take a look.

The New NH3e, e series ammonia. For engineers that need to know. How did Exactrix change NH3 forever?   

How does Exactrix build the P-51 Mustang?  
I need to know before I buy.  
Deliveries in 2017 lagged due to longer lead times.
Deliveries in 2018 are now on the mark at 60 to 90 days.
What is the difference between Mustang P-51C and P-51CUE. 
More news about the technical side of the Mustang. 
More news about the bearings and mountings of the swiveling Mustang Openers.

Mustang Review for buyers and advanced producers.

  • Kevin Medow, Seward County, NE says, “I like this opener”,  
    Kevin has used and sold the fixed angle Yetter Maverick.
  • The Exactrix Mustang changes the No-tillage game plan by banding much deeper without tillage.  
  • Mustang handles Heavy Residue by banding deep to 7 to 8 inch depth utilizing 24 inch and 25 inch diameter disc blades.
  • The Deere 2510 owners now have a better choice with low operating cost Mustang openers.
  • Mustang Openers operate for about $1.25 to $1.65 per acre on 15 inch centers.
  • The Deere 2510 is about $4.50 per acre on 30 inch.

Ben McClure, KSU graduate economist and manager of Kramer Seed reports in.
“Record Yields and Best Possible Margins in Kansas using VRT-Site Specific."
Corn yields reach 325 bushels per acre with Exactrix TAPPS using VRT at 141 lbs. N per acre and 5 gallons APP/Thio-Sul per acre. 

Binary Banding™ for Corn and Soybean producers.


Guess What?, you win a million dollars over your farming career.

Technical Question For 2018, you win the chance to save millions of dollars over your farming career with this part addition.
One of the most critical parts of NH3 utilization across North America was developed by Exactrix between 1998 to 2003.
A top engineering development with a strong commentary about this powerful addition from Engineered Controls.
Can you name the part that makes NH3 into NH3e in all flow ranges, Makes High Pressure Liquid Injection of NH3 possible to 300 psi?

“One More Thing”

  • Engineers have made the difference in North American Agriculture and their designs have spread across the world.
  • Plant Breeders made the difference across the globe.
  • Powerful Agronomist Protect The Landscape, The Water and The Soils First.
  • The Problem, Fertilizer Dealers Have Only Inventory To Sell Based On Their Need, Not Yours.
  • “Always Listen And Always Get A Second Opinion If A Fertilizer Dealer Is Giving Advice.”
  • “Producers must count on advice, highest quality advice is rare. Not all fertilizer dealers are bad news, 5% to 10% are pretty darn good”.
  • “With 535 members, fertilizer dealers are like Congress, sorting out the information is a must. The fecal applicator is difficult to stand behind”.

Your Great Plains Reporter.
Guy J Swanson

John Cory
Security West Financial

Call your new banker, John Cory, Security West Financial.   (509) 994-8555 You can go off the balance sheet and work with the best using the strength of Farm Credit and others.

John will help you spend about $40,000 annually to make $150,000 more annually by spending only $60 per acre in irrigated production for fertilizer. John understands the cycles of agriculture and how to keep your balance sheet looking good.

At the end of five years you will own a powerful machine that continue to produce good returns having already been paid for at the end of the first year.  You can even apply for your neighbors with a Mustang Tool Bar.

At 1,000 acres of corn, An internal bottom line savings of $750,000 over five years on 5,000 acres of corn.  

An Exactrix Mustang Tool Bar capable of producing $550,000 of internally available funds in five years.   

  See Video 

Top yields, best margin and the new leader in VRT-Site Specific, Small Grains Expert. Eric Odberg at Genesee, Idaho breaking winter wheat yield records. Exactrix TAPPS at Catholic Canyon using 4 management zones. Exactrix Site-Specific, Variable Rate

"Paul Gangwish, Drone Video"
Track Machines improve production 200%.
Application time cut in half at 1 acre per minute.
Up to $150 more net income per acre.

The 2017 Agronomy Review.

Meeting your formulation needs.  

Picking your metering systems.  

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