|A critical point.
A chance to unravel the mystery of corn crop nutrients in your
Why would a producer
set up a 15 inch spacing, deep banding 7 inch,
tool bar and spend $235,000 for 30 feet?
Why would he apply liquid 10-34-0, Ammonium Poly Phosphate,
12-0-0-26S Thio-Sul®, 82-0-0 NH3, and liquid micronutrient,
TAPPSor TAPPKTS formulation?
Would it not be more economical to operate a 30 inch strip
till tool bar applying dry fertilizer and ammonia in 280 bu./A
Here are some tips and hints why dry fertilizer and ammonia
does not compete at the highest level of yield or economics of
You will discover six critical points. Return your answers and
make a lot of money during your farming career.
Six critical points to move to the highest level of nutrient
performance lowest opener operating cost at 7 inch depths.
It may take you a career to figure out why the highest level of
performance is critical to making millions of dollars more over your
You can earn $200 for 12
minutes work….if you correctly answer the six points.
If you are an irrigated producer you can earn millions of dollars
over your farming career by making a move to No-tillage deep banding
of TAPPS on 15 inch centers.
Andy Cover, Dalhart Texas at 4,000 feet elevation. A good
yielding area in the 280 bushel per acre range.
The liquid tanks are moved to the back, Orthman Caddy. Tractor tanks
are not used since all of the farm land is level.
With Mustang openers and uniform TAPPS banding to 7 inch depth. The
operator can plant in the same field the same day. Both machines can
run together in the same field.
Vacuum Injection creates Vermiculated Bands of TAPPS and TAPPKTS
Double Rank. 15 inch, 7 x 7 tool bar. Connecting lines and improving
the set up. Good weight distribution required.
Banding 3,000 acres per year with P-51C Mustang Openers rated to 12
mph with adequate supply of NH3.
Should bring improved net returns over the old strip till system
using nitrate based 32-0-0 and manure.
Andy is shooting for $200 more net dollars per acre.
That is $600,000 more net income per year with better management and
Matt Gangwish, Gangwish Seed Farm, Shelton, NE.
The No-till soilshave sucked up the moisture from a 4-inchwindy snow
storm that covered the land 2 days earlier.
Shelton, NE, March 24, 16, A high yielding design, A Deere
Floater Tractor. Gangwish Seed Farms.
The tires match conditions in rolling Nebraska. Weight distribution
is key. Cover crop helps.
Cover Crop on soybean, Cereal Rye, applying TAPPS at 6.5 to 8 mph.
Hill climbing on 20% slopes.
A recent development with single 2,000 gallon tanks, Exactrix Phase
Shifter, allow 9.5 mph operation.
No-tillage in rolling Nebraska at Shelton/Ravena.
Matt Gangwish, Gangwish Seed Farms, is No-till planting their
varieties NC+, which is now Channel.
The experienced operator is Jason, in his second season.
Just a little sticky following a powerful spring snow storm at
Shelton, NE, with up to 17 inches at Pender in Northeastern, NE.
The high speed, 7 x 7 tool bar was built at Philips, NE with
positive down pressure.
A good tool bar, running about 8 mph with positive down pressure on
Front depth control wheels are located on the center section and
The three point is allowed to flex and move up and down in float
The cover crop helps the tractor and tool bar to hill climb 20%
slopes with a single 1,450 gallon NH3 tank behind, and twin 400
gallon liquid tanks on the tractor saddle position.
Exactrix® TAPPS and TAPPKTS, including micros.
Applied at 1%, CV, absolute uniformity, ideal for VRT, Site Specific
application in 3 second response.
200% more crop available P. Crystallized to keep calcium, iron and
magnesium away from the P.
Thio-sul® stabilizes N as NH4. Zn, Cu, B help to stabilize the band.
Homogenous application of micro-nutrients and metals in the blend.
Root accessible at the 7 inch depth in vermiculated bands.
Potential to produce the highest yield levels at the lowest costs.
Works best in highly variable soils. Varying pH or varying levels of
OM or CEC.
Allows Binary Banding…and absolute chance to drive soybean yields
with Ferrilene and optional Penicillium Balii.
Advanced Exactrix Update.
Add Zinc, Cooper and Boron. Raise More Corn, Wheat and Cotton.
Boron is for the reproductive stage and can be banded at super low
rates where foliar application does not work well.
“Life without Zinc, Copper and Boron is not Bearable.”
An Aleutian Brown Bear living on high protein fish and a balanced
super dose of micronutrients from herbs and fish.
Natural selection and competition is where micro-nutrients begin to
Denver Museum of Natural History, July, 2016.
Banding TAPPS with Micro-Nutrients at
Quinter KS, August 15, 16.
Banding for 2nd year wheat crop following a good harvest with a
stripper header, Don Tilton CPA at Quinter, KS.
Banding with P-51CUE Mustangs at 8 mph to 8 inch depths with
vermiculated TAPPS plus Micros, Triple
super ammonization with NH3 makes Micros work.
Great Plains producers know the value of micro-nutrients when
applied with 10-34-0 as TAPPS and TAPPKTS. Producers get paid well
for using micro-nutrients.
Micros work very well when deep banded, TAPPS plus Ammoniated
Zinc, TAPPKTS plus Ammoniated Zinc in corn production, it does
not take very much.
So you would be well served to add Micros to the TAPPS in your mix,
about ½ lb. of Ammoniated Zinc and also Copper, the Boron is in
ounces per acre, a very small amount and about 10% of the foliar
The micro response data is finally available, and 10-34-0 is ideal
for metals like zinc and cooper.
Do not apply too much Ammoniated
zinc, keep your metals ratio at 12 lbs. P to 1 lb. Ammoniated Zinc,
or maybe even a little higher in cold weather about 18 lbs. P to 1
Don’t forget that 10-34-0 was designed by the TVA to carry metals,
it is 70% poly and 30% ortho, and this means there is a limit before
the Ortho begins to sequester the metals or fall out.
Always use Ammoniated Zinc with APP, 10-34-0, Chelated Zinc
is not required, the fertilizer dealer will be pushy because he can
double his profit potential.
Zinc response is common in corn and it is also found in wheat.
· Zinc deficiency in irrigated corn, Garden
City, KS, July 2016, Wheat is a little more difficult for a visual
· Zinc is critical in human diet for fighting infection and macular
· Zinc was lost as the Great Plains soils eroded and OM declined.
· This is why our Great Plains bread flour must be enriched with
· Grazing and feeding of animals requires Zinc in the animal diet to
You need to keep your TAPPS bands set up with zinc over time in
Rotational Band Loading.
Zinc Copper and Boron are viable in wheat, corn and cotton at
very low rates of application, only because of the Triple Super
Ammonization (NH3) the Homogenous blend of liquids in streaming
You do not need to use Chelated Zinc, just simple ammoniated Zinc at
about 75 cents to $1.50 per acre.
Make sure the total micros package is no more than $3.50 to $4.00
per acre, or about 1 bushel of wheatand corn or 5 lbs. of cotton is
Note: Do not let the fertilizer dealer talk you into Chelated Zinc,
as 10-34-0 is designed to carry Ammoniated Zinc at 12 to 1 and
Ammoniated Zinc is built by Agrium at Friend, Nebraska, Also Nulex
in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Ammoniated Zinc is also a bactericide and works well to stabilize
· Zinc is a bactericide when combined in the TAPPS.
· Cooper is also a bactericide and especially true when ammoniated.
· Boron must be carefully applied, a very small amount should be
applied in the band, timing of the crop is critical with Boron and
banding is better.
Stay on the mark, with 50 caliber
power. Lead Toxicity and man took away the micronutrients.
Buffalo Bill did it and got 65 of these 2,000 lb. hoofed critters in
Maybe 120,000 lbs. of Buffalo Meat was produced with 65 lead rounds,
firing his US Cavalry Springfield Rifle.
A perfect day in his world. And the organic phosphate and micros
went east as bone crushed fertilizer depleting the Great Plains of
Buffalo Meat and Bones, 8 billion pounds. Buffalo at the 1840
period were a herd of 40 million in the US. Weighing in at 2,000 lb.
ea. This animal was storing valuable nutrients in their life cycle
with the land.
That was just the Buffalo not considering the Elk, Deer, Sheep,
Antelope, Bear, Wolves, Coyotes, Moose, and the aquatic animals plus
the Geese and Ducks that were removed from the Great Plains
Need a Zinc response for now and the future,
Rotational Band Loading works to solve Zinc problems in all
Using 10-34-0 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 Zinc.
About 1 lb. of Ammoniated Zinc in TAPPS and TAPPKTS at $1.50 per
pound 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
Save $5.00 per acre with Low Cost 16-0-0-20Zn.
Ammonium Poly 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,
The most economical and effective way to get a Zinc response is
Exactrix TAPPS and TAPPKTS.
I did not know that was true.
It should also be noted that several materials can be added with
liquids with superior blending and crop availability. In fact rates
of liquids are often reduced to 10% or dry fertilizer applications
of a similar material e/g Bay Zinc MNS dry micro.
Band Stabilization materials like Guardian L can now be used with
10-34-0. The carrier is the key.
The DCD, Guardian carrier is now DMSO and less than $5.00 per acre
is required with TAPPS and TAPPKTS. A small amount is required as
compared to other processes eg. Shank application, pressure reducing
This is due to narrow vermiculation banding and uniformity of
Mustang Openers in narrow tight bands with triple super
ammonization. The typical labeled rate of $15.00 per acre with a
bow tie shank application of pressure reducing NH3 must be
considered by other application systems.
GJ Swanson, Great Plains Reporter.
Side Track Report.
A rare transcontinental phenomena.
The UP and then BNSF meet on an over pass at Downtown Dalhart, TX.
Looking East on the UP….Coming from Liberal, KS.
This is the old Rock Island Line which hauled a lot of cattle to
This is a very interesting piece of work….if the Cross fails two
of the biggest transcontinental rail lines are stalled out.
Main street traffic stops in Dalhart, Texas if the Transcontinental
If you look very close at the Cross picture below you will find a
crack in the support forging going north south. Red Alert.
So which RR maintains the Cross? How is the priority set? If they
had to do it over again….how would they do it?
Long 110 stainless steel car, Coal Trains run on the BNSF out of
Denver and Wyoming to the power plants around Dallas, Texas. Two
engines in front and two engines in back.
Heavy 110 car trains run freight from LA in double decker ocean
going freight modules on the UP.
Dalhart, Texas has a tourist attraction since the main street
runs under the Crossing.
Looking North on the BNSF coming out of Denver and headed to Fort
Dalhart has a big history in railroads, trail heads for the large 3
million acre XIT Ranch that built the state capital at Austin,
Texas. A land sale to a British investment group.
The XIT had its own propriety cattle trail, from April 20 to July
26, as the cattle trail explored and harvested the higher elevation
grasslands to eastern Montana, North of Miles City.
About 15,000 head were moved each year into the 1890’s from Buffalo
Springs, TX, The northern XIT headquarters, North of Dalhart across
OK, CO, WY, and North of the Yellowstone River at Miles City, Montana.
The cattle were fattened until October and shipped to the western
Railhead of the Northern Pacific at Miles City.
The British foreign investment cattle Ranch ran north to south over
200 miles in length and 20 to 30 miles wide along the New
Mexico/Texas border. The ranch was sold in parcels to local ranches
up and until 1912.
The XIT ranch was only profitable for the first three years and then
the cattle business got really tough. This was probably due to some
degree of the access of railroad to a lot more cattle populated
Rapid transportation to the free auction market in Chicago changed
everything for the cattle rancher.
In the 1870-1880 stretch, over a 2 year period, a 25 cent Oklahoma
calf would bring $25.00 at the railhead with virtually no cost for
Dalhart is now home to large feedlots, irrigated corn production and
dairy operations. Cargill has 21,000 acres of hogs. One of the
largest cheese factories in the world was added recently to its ag
base. Dalhart has about 8,000 citizens.
The area is dry and dryland farming is considered too risky with a
16 inch rainfall. This dry area at 4,000 feet elevation is
considered a good area for livestock feeding. Central to the US
market for slaughtered beef and hogs and a good place to handle
From Wikipedia: The XIT Ranch was a
cattle ranch in the Texas Panhandle which operated from 1885 to
1912. Comprising over 3,000,000 acres (12,000 km²) of land, it ran
for 200 miles (300 km) along the border with New Mexico, varying in
width from 20 to 30 miles (30 to 50 km). The massive ranch stretched
through ten counties in Texas, and at its peak regularly handled
150,000 head of cattle.
Dalhart, Texas has a big economy in a little town. Main street
shares the same space with two transcontinental railroads.
It is difficult to find a democrat in this part of the world.
Dalhart has a big heart and maintains a high quality of life with an
independent business style.
Five State Capitals are closer to Dalhart than the Texas capital,
Austin is to Dalhart. Welcome to Texas.